Happy Friday! This week feels like it flew by. I was sick at the beginning of the week — we can thank everyone leaving their houses for the first time in over a year for that — so, I was really just focused on getting better the first three days of the week. I’m really looking forward to this weekend — it’s going to be a busy one, but I think it will be really rewarding.
this week’s good things: I don’t have COVID, I get to talk to kids today about taking their future in their hands, I attended an author event last night that was amazing.
Let’s get started!
one | book list
Trying to find a book to read this summer? Look no further.
two | self-care
If you’re anything like me, the pandemic was a basically a forced reset. As someone who has a hard time saying no, but loves spending time with herself, the lockdown was a nice reminder of what actually brings me joy in life. I love this piece about how we can use the pandemic to start fresh now that things are returning back to “normal.”
three | fashion find
It’s Inkwell Threads birthday! So you know I had to treat myself to a few bookish-themed clothing items. I picked up this shirt, and I’m so excited to rock it this summer.
four | upcoming movies
Who else loves musical adaptations into movies? I freaked when I saw the Dear Evan Hansen trailer this week. I’ve been living under a rock and didn’t even know it was being turned into a movie, so it was a pleasant surprise. I honestly don’t know if I’ll be able to see if in theatres because I have a strong feeling I will be in a puddle on the floor, but I’m so excited for Ben Platt and the rest of the cast to see this come alive on the big screen.
five | currently reading
After six months on the library’s waitlist, I finally got my hands on The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. The Vignes sisters are identical in almost every way — until they run away from home at 16. One sister marries that Blackest man she can find and the other marries a white man and passes as white herself. Despite leading very different lives, the twins fates are intertwined, and when their daughters meet, everything changes.