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The TBR List: October 4

Money plant

This week’s TBR List is brought to you by what could have been.

- I asked Instagram/Facebook followers to help name my new money plant (pictured), which was a gift from Nazihah. Of the suggestions, I settled on Penny! Make sure you follow me so you can help name my next one.

- My bookshelves are really important to me, so I appreciate these styling tips to help make them beauteous and worthy of display.

- A peek into Chicago's thriving live lit scene.

- You can roast your own coffee beans at home using...a popcorn popper?

- Our government is hibernating and that's affecting libraries

- The wackiest (best?) book trailer I've ever seen.

- Titles that could have been: Mastering the Art of French Cooking edition.

- A new study says you should read literary fiction — it'll help you with empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence. Feelings!

- You know Chipotle's new ad, The Scarecrow? It's pissed off the agriculture industry.

- I finally know the difference between baking soda and baking powder (but I still don't know how to sub one for the other, or if that's even allowed).

Simon Jenkins' A Short History of England & Cherry-Pistachio Biscotti

Simon Jenkins' A Short History of England & Cherry-Pistachio Biscotti

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