The Happiest Hour – 4/18/20

A coworker said it best on a recent virtual happy hour: “can we finish this game of Jumanji and put it back in the box?”

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • Next time you want to disguise the fact that you’re taking that conference call from your bed, whip out one of these bookish backgrounds. (Library Journal)
  • The literary world is hard at work on its COVID novels–check out these opening lines, and this pandemic poem. (Medium, Twitter)
  • And if the anxiety from reading the previous bullet is causing some wild heart palpitations, take a breath and read these. (Bustle)

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 11/8/19

For anyone feeling like they had a crappy week: at least you didn’t meet a bestselling author in the bathroom while your hands were submerged in your mouth, extracting your Invisalign.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • For anyone who has been personally victimized by Regina George, or Twitter. (Buzzfeed)
  • It’s the end of Oscar book season in France, and we want to know how we get on the invite list. (Literary Hub)
  • In honor of this #grateful season: America’s first banned book, written by the Lord of Misrule. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Read on for useful tips for combatting the Lit Bro. (Literary Hub)

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 3/22/19

Tonight, we gather for our second Drinking Club meeting of 2019. Our gathering spot has the same name as a location in my Hallmark Channel guilty pleasure (conveniently not one of the twenty shows that starred Aunt Becky, thank God). Will one of us have a meet cute that will make you simultaneously cringe AND swoon? Only time will tell.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • We can silently sob together while watching this Michelle Obama book club video.
  • While I love Nora, and would love to have her Rolodex, we would have had major problems if we were roommates.
  • Book Twitter shares the books listed in online dating profiles that should have you running for the hills, and also reminds us of the books from which springs eternal love.
  • Let us pray that the Gods bring Letters Live back to the States so we can all enjoy this heartfelt and hilarious event…and Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • I’d live in the Cupboard Under The Stairs, if it had one of these.

 

Cheers,

E