If you're like many moms we know, the best treat is to sit quietly, enjoy a cup of coffee and read, even if it's just for a few minutes. With that idea in mind, today's Friday Finds offers some of our favorite short pieces around the web — from curated lists devoted to readers to interesting features on organizing books to an article that gives you a sneak peek at a famous writer's studio. Whatever grabs your interest, we hope you can enjoy a little time to yourself with these 6 fun links:
No matter the occasion, we love this list of thoughtful gifts for readers.
One of our staff members always tells her children, “Use your kind words.” This list of children’s books, which includes titles by Dr. Seuss and Matt De La Peña, reinforces that sentiment.
If you have older children at home, here’s an interesting radio program on How to Get Teens to Read.
Have you read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? by Marie Kondo? Sure, it might be easy to unload some personal things, but purging books? Writer Summer Brennan says it’s easier said than done.
We were so happy to see several independent bookstores in Maine listed in this Yankee Magazine Best of New England feature.
Ever dream of what your writer’s room would be like? This feature, which runs regularly in The New York Times, lets you peek inside some of the best-known writers’ spaces.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!
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