Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • I am avid collector of journals. Some I write in, but others I am content keeping completely blank. I nodded my head in agreement reading Rachel Vorona Cote’s “Blank Books and Letting the Ink Dry,” in Catapult magazine. This line in particular resonated: 
    “The paradox of the blank book is this: It invites our most intimate scribbles while its creamy, pristine pages cast doubt upon the merit of our words. What ideas burn so brightly that they should besmirch generous, bare pages? Yes, blank books promise—but they also protest.”
  • Evaluate this question – Would you be happier if you didn’t have Facebook on your phone? The Guardian posed this inquiry to young people and almost all acknowledged their quality of life improved because they weren’t connected to social media. Maybe you might make some changes after reading, “Does quitting social media make you happier?

What were your favorite reads this week?