The Happiest Hour – 5/9/20

Here ye, here ye: everyone’s favorite cringeworthy teenage obsession is making a comeback. That’s right: Midnight Sun hits shelves this summer. 14-year-old EV would have been out of her mind that it publishes the week of her birthday. DD has suggested a Twilight-themed sleepover to mark this momentous occasion.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • Who knew NYT critics had a lot to say about books and breakfast? (NYT)
  • In honor of Mother’s Day, find out which literary mother you are (I’m Marmee). (NYPL)
  • Here are some of the more surprising titles readers are choosing to get them through quarantine, from the greatest tastemakers around–booksellers. (The Strategist)

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 11/1/19

We’re comin’ atcha this week from Bavaria, where we are sinking slowly into a carb coma due to overconsumption of pretzels and beer. We’re very okay with this.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 9/27/19

The week is over, and the canned wine is packed for a quick jaunt upstate with MV. Bring on the nature.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

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 ros√©. 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)

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 11/16/18

The Club is drinking with Ryan Merriman (of Luck of The Irish DCOM fame) tonight. Jealous? We thought you might be. So here’s something that’s (almost) as good: a week’s worth of weird reads. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy.