Happy Friday! I don’t know if it’s just me, or if any of you feel this way too, but January has felt extremely long. Maybe it’s because we got our first real snow of the year, and as pretty as it was, it made me more or less stuck inside. Or maybe it’s just the January of it all in general – the coming down after the holidays, and the knowledge that it’s going to be quite a stretch until my next time off from work. Whatever it is, I’m trying to just enjoy the slow pace while it’s here, and enjoy my time reading and watching TV and being cozy.
On to this week’s favorites!
Barnes & Noble has a preorder sale going on that ends tonight! You can get 25% off a ton of preorders with the code PREORDER25 as long as you’re a member (you don’t need to join the paid level of membership, just the free one!). I picked up a few, including The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo, The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman, A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna, and A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston. (I would’ve also bought Funny Story by Emily Henry and This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune, but I already ordered those months ago!).
Grace shared this article last weekend, and I found it really interesting! Friendships in your 20s and 30s get more complicated, I think – are your friends adding value and support to your life, or are they draining? This is an interesting look at what makes a real friends vs. a frenemy.
Hill House restocked their pretty green Ellie with the extra embroidered smocking yesterday, and I couldn’t resist picking it up! I’ve regretted not buying it ever since they first released it months ago, and this felt like a sign to grab it now that it was back in stock. As of now, all sizes are still available!
I know there’s a lot of discourse going on right now about who was (and wasn’t) nominated for an Oscar, but in the midst of all that, I want to make sure that Lily Gladstone’s nomination is recognized and highlighted! I haven’t seen Flowers of the Killer Moon yet – it’s on my list! – but Lily Gladstone is only the second Indigenous woman to be nominated for an Oscar ever. I know how important representation can be (and how rare it can be, too) – I hope this historic nomination means more Indigenous representation in the future!
I’m really looking forward to watching Feud: Capote vs. The Swans. This article is really interesting – it talks all about the real-life history of the people on the show. These are some big, recognizable names that Capote was friends with, and I’m really interested in learning more about their relationships (and the fallout) on the show.