This week’s reading links for your amusement and enjoyment are brought to you by my procrastination, delayed metro commutes and Visa (just kidding on that last one!).
- I’m engrossed by Netflix’ The Last Czars. It’s part documentary with historical footage and experts weighing in, part drama and part late-night risqué tv (the kind that children should not see). I’m not sure what my opinion is, but it has terrible reviews and yet I can’t look away. The Last Czars: the historical drama that the whole of Russia is laughing at.
- This was fun! Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures.
- To inject a little bit of education in my daily life, I’ve signed up for Merriam-Webster’s word of the day. I get one word per day emailed to me. Two of this week’s words were addlepated and phalanx.
- Top 10 books about Baltimore.
- My recent bookish quarterly wrap-up.
- First they came for the Socialists…(a poem to remind us to always be good to each other).
- She went undercover to expose an insane asylum’s horrors. Now Nellie Bly is getting her due.
- Inspired by Imperial Russia, Chanel’s New Jewelry Collection Recalls the Young Coco Chanel’s Affair With a Romanov Duke.
- The Problem of the Improper Princess.
Have a great weekend! xoxo, Jane