As the holidays are upon us, I will be taking 10 days off from this blog come Christmas Eve. So I thought I would take a minute to promote my newsletter, Good Reads for Grownups.
For those of you who are already loyal subscribers, thank you. Your suggestions for “good reads” (or “good listens”) each month are incredibly helpful. I’m also so grateful to those who write in to tell me how much they enjoy the newsletter or who were particularly moved by one of my recommendations. It means a lot to me.
For those who haven’t tried Good Reads, I thought I’d tell you a bit about it. Long-time readers of this blog may remember my weekly Friday Pix column from days gone by. Good reads is essentially a deep-dive version of that column. As I make my way across the internet throughout the month, I set aside articles that really catch my fancy: interesting angles into current events like the 2020 elections…off-beat topics you never thought you were curious about, but can’t resist, like the literal meaning of every country’s name…or fun stuff like 20 words we think we know, but can’t pronounce. At the end of the month, I pull together the best of the best from what I’ve encountered and feature it in the newsletter.
But I’ve also added some new features to the old Friday Pix format. “Research Corner” highlights emerging research, usually in the aging and longevity space. In “Culture Corner,” I single out two books – one fiction, one non-fiction – I’ve particularly enjoyed reading, as well as a favorite podcast and TV show/film. I can’t tell you how much fun I have writing up these mini-reviews.
So if you’ve not yet tried Good Reads, please do give it a go. It’s free! And, hey, if you don’t like it, you can always unsubscribe. I won’t mind – I just see the raw numbers! And if you do subscribe, by all means recommend it to friends and followers on social media, if you feel so moved.
OK, that’s the end of this PSA. I wish everyone a splendid and safe holiday season.
See you in 2021…