One of my favorite blogs (and a total blogger role model of mine) is Gala Darling. Every month, Gala Darling publishes a link roundup in a narrative form of what she’s been reading. Lounging in bed on lazy Friday mornings (when I was in college) or Sunday mornings (now that I’m a working lady), I open up the links Gala posts like presents on Chanukah evenings. I want to create a similar experience for my readers…with the added bonus of documenting these reading gems so I no longer have 17 tabs open on Google Chrome. So, without further adieu, thank you Gala for the inspiration. Here is a delightful (Central Park) link carousel of my own.
- HerCampus shares 6 ways to jazz up small spaces on a budget (as a renter of a small space, these are super helpful!).
- Chris Baty, founder of National Novel Writing Month, shares how he does it all: writing a novel in a month, maintaining his social life and working too! His technique is the following
My personal technique is to write for two hours per night, three or four weeknights per week. I follow that up on weekends with three, two-hour sessions on either Saturday or Sunday.
- How yoga teachers from all over the country spend their Sundays (hint: working, but we love what we do so it’s okay!) via Well + Good.
- Also from Well + Good, oatmeal recipes for every meal (I am thoroughly impressed by the Cuban variation).
- Jill Lepore essentially wrote a manifesta on feminism for the New Yorker, via the iterations of Wonder Woman over time and shocking facts that I never knew about the Second Wave as it progressed to my beloved Third. This is really, truly a must-read and continuing education for feminists everywhere.
- Real life: I just spent 2 hours of my work day playing games…with the amazing Playworks organization that promotes social, emotional, physical and academic wellbeing through the power of play and games. The best part? I didn’t have to worry about taking notes during the workshop because their entire Playbook is available on their website!
- Tim Ferris writes up a case-study for people who make bank with their online businesses!
- The New York Times Sunday Review astutely asks: Who Runs the Girls?
- Bustle reveals the best One Tree Hill episodes and it’s like my middle school viewing habits have returned full-force (spoiler: they’re the best because Brooke Davis takes charge in them!).
- Last week, my email and Facebook blew up with the decision of my alma mater (so weird to call it that!) made to have all frats go co-ed. Jessica Valenti, the first feminist writer who happily infiltrated my brain, has something to say about it.
- I was obsessed with the Amtrak Writer’s Residency when it first launched. Amtrak has chosen the writers and they are quite the diverse bunch. Read their bios here!
- Well + Good tells me why I might really need yin yoga. And these long working days with the slower pace of Portland, I tend to agree.
- A member of my old writing group, Arielle Trager, publishes her beautiful words in The Germ magazine.
- After “indulging” in some black bean fudge this weekend, I really want to make these!
- My mom (ironically?) sent me this article – also from the NYT Sunday Review – on learning to love criticism.
- The Chalkboard Mag provides a delicious polenta recipe.
- And finally, the post that inspires it all: Gala Darling’s Carousel.
Goodbye, September’s links! October, I can’t wait to see what you have in store!