Sweet Links

Greetings from Georgia! I planned on keeping my regular blogging schedule while out of town, but like most plans, it didn’t quite work out that way. I probably won’t be blogging or commenting much this week, but the week after, I should be back to my normal schedule… 

From Jane Eyre as a genre to the ultimate water park survival guide, this month's sweet links are sure to keep you entertained.

Sweet links to get you through the weekend…

This is fascinating… If Jane Eyre Came Out Today Would it be Marketed as a Genre?

Yummy! I want to eat this Riesling Rhubarb Crisp Cake right now.

Make this DIY Whipped Rosemary Mint Salt Scrub for a relaxing weekend.

As a sometime book blogger, I found this really interesting. How the Internet is Killing the Book Review.

22 Jane Austen Retellings for Every Type of Fan.

Irrelevant, thoughts on blogging and banana pudding dip.

Have you thought about creating your own mastermind retreat?

Inspired by vs. Stealing. How Far is Too Far??

Get ready for summer fun with Your Ultimate Water Park Survival Guide.

The Definitive 2016 Summer Movie Guide will help you track the best movies to see when it’s hot outside.

Wish I’d found this sooner… The Skin-Care Products You Need Before You’re 30.

This skirt. These shoes. This shirt.

P.S. In case you missed it, here are some things I’ve been blogging about lately: Hairstyled: How to Get Out of a Hair RutMomentum: How to Keep Going When Life Gets UglyClear the Clutter: Throw Out 50 ThingsLiving that L.A. Life: An Actor’s Tale, and Hello Book Lover.

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39 comments

  1. Have a great time in Georgia! I grew up right outside of Atlanta :). Thanks for the links. I love the mastermind retreat idea. Great list of summer movies too. I can’t wait to see Neighbors 2!

  2. Looks dreamy! It’s so cold here. It was 45 today and I’m so mad. I think warmth will finally come to stay this week.
    I’ll start with Inspired vs Stealing!

  3. Cheers to kicking back on your vacay – sometimes it’s nice to take a break from blogging!

    Checking out that Summer Movie Guide ASAP! My nephews are spending most of the summer with me, and love going to the movies!

    xx

  4. I love the idea of a Mastermind retreat!I have never been to Georgia, but it is on my list to visit! Are you there for fun or business?

  5. Those sandals you linked to are fabulous – I love Born, and these are more fashionable than some of their shoes. Enjoy your vacation!

  6. The article about Jane Eyre seemed a bit misleading because it actually doesn’t talk about book genres until the 2nd to last paragraph, but nonetheless a fascinating read. I’ve never been able to stomach my way through Jane Eyre though I’ve tried 3 different times. Still, the article authors thoughts about rereading and purpose of reading was fantastic. Weirdly this also made me think about what books I had enjoyed as a kid that had female leads and how that influenced how I felt about women.

    Do you think the internet is killing the book review? It was an interesting thought, especially as Good Reads (where I might go to see if a book is worth getting) is a lot of- well, either gushing, or if the book has not been published yet, geeking out and fannish anticipation. Which isn’t bad, but it does make me wonder, if having a place to share these thoughts of anticipation encourages more fannish behavior and then, well, it is a cycle. You get more excited as others are excited and then, if one has been waiting and anticipating, you are more likely to enjoy it and be more gushing….

    The list of Austen inspired stuff is interesting. Have you read either Longbourn or Death Comes to Pemberly? I haven’t read the latter but did watch the BBC miniseries where Jenna Coleman plays the part of a married Lydia….

    1. I have a love/hate relationship with Jane Eyre. I re-read it every few years, but the older I get, the more uncomfortable I grow with the relationships…

      I’m not sure I would say that the Internet is killing the book review, but it is certainly changing it. I enjoy reading blogger reviews, but it can be easy to get swept up in the hype over a book (or anything really) then come back to it later and discover it wasn’t all that great.

      I’ve read Death Comes to Pemberley and was rather annoyed by it, but I thought the mini series was okay, although not a favorite. I’m reading Longbourn now, but I’m still making up my mind about it.

  7. Sa-weet! Love to check these out (especially the Riesling Rhubarb Crisp Cake. WHAT?!). Hope you are having a fabulous time, and look forward to hearing all about your trip!

    XOXO

  8. That rhubarb cake sounds so good! Thanks for the the great link list… I love clicking through them! Enjoy your trip!

  9. The link about the internet killing book reviews was really interesting. I’ve found some truth to that. Though I will say, in general, I’m pleased with the reviews I see on GoodReads. It does help to figure out which people have similar taste to myself and then trust their reviews more.

    And that link to the re-tellings of Jane Austen books makes me so happy! Adding several books to my to-read list now! 🙂