The one day of sunshine during our five days in the Bahamas. Not pictured: the wind.
Worthy of the Week
- I’m going to need all of these t-shirts.
- Your definitive guide to the new emojis. You have upgraded your iOS, right?
- Are you guys watching The Great British Bake Off? I’m obsessed.
- Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting. Infuriatingly true.
- Kardashian time-lapse. Whoa. (Though I will go on the record as saying they don’t bug me at all.)
- The Saint of Dry Creek.
- Another must-listen podcast.
- How dogs get older. Awwww.
- Impulse purchase. I couldn’t stop myself.
- That’s so Texas. After five years of living in Austin, I agree.
- #7, you cheapasses.
- These bracelets.
- Sexism in ER treatment. There are few things worse than a doctor who won’t listen.
- I’m glad Google’s head of marketing can handle 20 meetings a day, but the fact that she has 20 meetings a day seems like a problem worth addressing, right?
- Elementary school flashback.
- In case you missed it…
- Dig in to these root vegetable recipes!
- I can never say no to my dog’s puppy dog eyes, but it’s important to know what your pets can and can’t eat at Thanksgiving.
- It’s a Hillary Clinton Halloween! I’m super proud of my costume this year.
- There’s still time to shop at Savers for your Halloween costume!
- That damn Crusoe is inciting some serious jealousy in Ollie with his new book.
Book of the Week
The best part of vacation is catching up on reading, and I had a ton of books to read thanks to NetGalley.
- Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson — I was really looking forward to this collection of short stories, but unfortunately only a few held my attention and I skipped the second section of essays and reviews almost entirely.
- The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks — At just over 200 pages, this is my favorite kind of beach read. A short, snappy, page-turner with just enough emotional weight to be invested in the story. Although, Polly was the worst kind of annoying kid.
- Along The Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams — I adore any book written by Beatriz Williams. From the dialogue to the setting to the subtly reoccurring characters. Every one of her books is a delight.
There were also a few books that I taste-tested but ultimately couldn’t commit to, though they may be your jam.
- A Place We Knew Well by Carol McCarthy
- The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak
- We That Are Left by Clare Clark
- The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thynne
What have you been reading?