Hello my darlings,
My goodness. These are strange times, aren’t they? I’ve been channeling my own COVID-related anxiety into posting a bit more frequently, which has been fun for me and hopefully also fun for you!
I hope that you are staying as safe and well as possible. If you’re reading this, please take my advice and try to do something nice for yourself today: go outside and look at a flower, take a bath, buy a new book, watch a silly movie, anything that lifts your spirits. It’s okay to reach for a little joy even when terrible things are happening. You need to sustain your heart.
That said, I have a few resources for you if you’re struggling. I used the best of my hard earned chronic illness wisdom about being stuck in the house to write this post about how to deal when you’re stuck in the house, and if you’re looking to distract your brain from the news I have a list of 55 fantastic fantasy series to lose yourself in right here.
If you just want something pretty to look at, I will mention that I am still selling a large part of my personal jewelry collection! A lot of the pieces have found homes already (some of them with some of you!) but there are still some pretties looking for new owners.
I think that’s about all I have to say for now. If you want some non-virus related internets to entertain your brain, please scroll on down.
What I’m reading:
Guards, Guards! by Terry Pratchett: Mr. DitL and I are working our way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series on audiobook, which I very highly recommend. No one writes like Terry Pratchett and it’s a treat to hear the wordplay out loud. Guards, Guards! is one of my very favorite books in the series.
CIRCE by Madeline Miller: My mom bought me this book last year and I forgot I owned it until now! I can’t wait to dive in. I’ve heard fantastic things about this one.
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare: I am almost always reading a romance series, even when I’m also reading something else. Currently rereading Tessa Dare’s fantastic Castles Ever After series, which is an all time fave. I still plan to have a giant post about romance novels for you soon!
2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually.
You Can Now Virtually Tour These U.S. National Parks From Wherever You Are.
Japan’s Enchanting Wisteria Tree Tunnels Belong on the Pages of Fairy Tales.
Virtually Wander & Weave through an Enchanting Odditorium of Curiosities.
When Victorian Scientists Caught Ballomania. Beachcombing Photographer Arranges Her Finds into Rainbow Compositions.
Why It’s OK That Your Engagement Wasn’t a Surprise. I personally believe that the idea that a proposal should be a total surprise to one of the parties involved is an outdated and harmful myth. If a couple is getting married, they should both have thought about it and be on board in advance.
4 New Questions for the Lab-Grown Diamond Market.
Smithsonian Institution Releases 2.8 Million Images for Public Use.
A Book Lover’s Haven Turns 100. Now I desperately want to visit The Grolier Club.
Photographer Travels World to Document Old Pianos Deserted in Abandoned Buildings.
The Glamorous, Sexist History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge. Random and fascinating.
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