#5 March Favorites, 2021

  • What do writer Haruki Murakami and clothing retailer Uniqlo have in common? Well, they have collaborated on these really cool graphic t-shirts I can’t wait to get my hands on. If you are like me, who will read anything he writes, or just curious about what goes on inside the mind of a “recluse” finally opening up to the world, read on.
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a self-respecting bookworm must have a classic that she should have read but did not. I am certainly guilty of that. This month, luckily for me, has offered to remedy the situation with an immersive experience in Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice. Hosts Sara and Chelsey of the Novel Pairings podcast bring us tips for enjoying her work, in-depth discussions of the novel (Part One; Part Two), book recommendations and a treasure trove of all things Austen. These not only greatly enhance my reading pleasures, but also lead to surprising discoveries – for one thing, I never thought adaptations can feel so ingenious and authentic at the same time. Try the totally addictive The Lizzy Bennet Diaries.
  • Ear Candy: soundtrack of The Favourite, a slightly disturbing tale of rivalry and love at the 18th-century British court.
  • I want to press these bedtime stories into the hands (or ears) of every rebel girl, woman and in fact, everybody else. The truth is, we can all benefit from stories of such remarkable figures as Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Jane Goodall.

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