Thursday Reading Links #50

I would like COVID-19 to go away and never return and I’d love for spring-like weather to get here.

I have anxiety because of the coronavirus, the state of the union and the unknown. I’m going to take it one day at a time, do my part to be a good neighbor and stay home as much as possible. If you are home and want to read something, here is a mish-mash of reading links.

How you can support bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a light-hearted read by beloved author Meg Cabot. How to Shelter in Place aka Work from Home in the Age of Corona.

Oh, Do Tone It Down, Ladies. “Docile quietude has long been wielded by conduct books as a specifically feminine virtue.”

Six Castles You Can Visit in the United States. I’m on my way!

The failed escape: Sheikha Latifa’s doomed flight from Dubai. How awful! I am so horrified. The way women must suffer in so many parts of the world without us ever knowing. It breaks my heart and I wish I could be a superwoman so I can swoop in and bring women and children to safety.

Very good writing advice: you gotta tell the story.

Podcast: Evelyn Nesbit and the Crime of the Century.

An Introvert at a Writer’s Conference.

Hmmm, are you a ‘cultural’ fit for your job?

Remember how WeWork was the latest craze? WeWork began the shared space phenomenon, which isn’t a bad idea. Companies and solo business owners now have options to rent space for much cheaper than signing expensive, long-term leases. Anyway, I digress. Nothing good lasts forever and the origin of WeWork seems…interesting, for lack of better words. Rebekah Neumann’s Search for Enlightenment Fueled WeWork’s Collapse.

If you’re in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Historic Garden Week has been cancelled, but you can at least still look at pictures of gardens and flowers from past years.

Four Books That Make Astonishing Use of Maps.

xoxo, Jane

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