The Happiest Hour – 8/9/19

Happy Book Lovers Day, dear readers. Did you forget it was Book Lovers Day? Did you even know it was Book Lovers Day? I didn’t, until an alert appeared on my phone last night.

But since we’re all here, we might as well commandeer a patch of grass and enjoy a side of sunshine along with our reads today. Or lurk near an A/C and savor our books with a glass of rosé. You do you.

Before we get down to business, let’s take a moment to honor the singular sensation that was Toni Morrison. No one could capture her legacy better than these writers.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • Was Steinbeck a spy? Also, is “celebrity spy” an oxymoron? (The Daily Beast)
  • If they’re giving out prizes at the debates, Marianne Williamson wins for Most Interesting Bibliography (and that’s putting it mildly). (Entertainment Weekly)
  • On this Book Lovers Day, ask yourself: what would the Golden Girls read? (NYPL)
  • Read on for Trick Mirror author Jia Tolentino’s beauty recs and the copy she snuck into her New Yorker articles that would make E.B. White blush. (Into the Gloss)
  • After this trash fire of a week, we need to take a moment in the Literary Lot. (ABC News)




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