Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s not a question of whether you will hurt, or of how much you will hurt; it’s a question of what you will do, and how well you will do it, while pain has her wanton way with you.

WHAT WE LOVE THIS WEEK

Young readers. You know what else we love? The Boys in the Boat. Daniel James Brown must love kids as well because he's adapted his lovely book for ages 10 and up. We'd stick with the grownup version for high schoolers, but for kids in 4th-8th grade, you can't beat The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation). This should be required reading for all.

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This explains a lot.

Little Free Libraries. We'll love you forever, Santa, if one of these shows up under our tree.

Writing journals inspired by the best of them. How can these covers not spark creativity and brilliance?

You. Which is why we're giving away a boxed set of The Puffin in Bloom Collection on Instagram next week.

COMING NEXT WEEK

A review of Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection.

More on our obsession with Little Free Libraries.

Finding time to read amid the hustle and bustle.