Good morning and happy Friday! Welcome to the new edition of my Friday Bookish Favorites!
WHAT I’M READING
Is September the new January? I don’t know what you think, but you must agree that there is just something about the beginning of the school season. September signals fresh starts, new beginnings, makes us think about our routines. Some people prefer September over January to make changes in their lives. On this premise, Gretchen Rubin wrote a book on her own happiness project focused on her home life. She dedicated the next twelve months, starting from September, to one theme (e.g. September/ possessions, November/ parenthood, January/ time) and made some goals and resolutions on how to make that particular area of her life happier. If you are interested, check out her book HAPPIER AT HOME.
And, because we are talking about the start of the school season, you must be curious to know…
How to get into Harvard?
I know…I Know…it’s such a cliché question and it does have a complicated answer. But…you must be at least a little bit curious and i thought you may find this NY Times article by William R. Fitzsimmons, the longtime dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard College, thought-provoking.
A LOVELY FALL PRINT
Just look at this wonderful art print from Lyrapress which is a wheel of all seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables called Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables Art Print. Except for how beautiful it’s going to look on your kitchen wall, it will be a good reference to have in your kitchen!
TV SERIES TO BINGE WATCH THIS WEEKEND
After much anticipation, Netflix informed me last month that Season 3 of How to get away with Murder is now available for streaming! Why should you watch it? First of all, it is such a suspenseful legal thriller with so may twists that you will become addicted. Secondly, Viola Davis is the lead female character. Enough said.
BOOKISH NEWS OF THIS WEEK
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. (Publisher Synopsis)
George Smiley from The Spy who Came in from the Cold is back!
For the first time in 25 years, John le Carré is back with another Smiley novel! If you are obsessed with spy/espionage novels with a lot of suspense and twists, definitely check it out. The reviews are terrific!
QUOTE TO THINK ABOUT
forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place;
think your best thoughts,
speak your best words,
work your best works,
looking to your own conscience for approval.”
― Susan B. Anthony