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The TBR List: Classics Reminder

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I went looking for inspiration last night in the form of online personality quizzes. I'm not ashamed to admit that. Inspiration comes in many forms. 

This time, it took the shape of this food in literature quiz. Could there be a better time-waster for me? I mean, I have a question in my ATTW interviews about people's favorite food scenes in literature. It was fate.

Of course, this wasn't a personality quiz, so I didn't learn much about myself except that I should read more classics (or at least pay more attention to the cuisine in them). But I did remember that snow played a major role in the making of maple syrup candy in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods. Thank goodness I had nostalgia to distract me from the fact that I sucked at this quiz.

This weekend, I'm looking forward to a barbecue at my friend's new place. I'll be bringing along the peach crostata you see above (adapted from the plum version I first made this summer). 

But before all that, here are my favorite links from the past week:

- Just read "The Pleasure of Reading to Impress Yourself." And try to tell me you don't see yourself in this.

- Eating fruits and veggies is, apparently, tied to increased happiness. Didn't need formal research to tell us that, did we?

- The writer and co-director of Frozen is going to adapt Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time.

- This topographical tea tray may be one of the most beautiful serving pieces I've ever seen.

- I haven't read any of Stephanie Perkins' books, but these cookies inspired by their covers are lovely.

- We're going to IKEA this weekend! I think I'll pick up this teapot and this skimmer.

- This week's news about Robin Williams was heartbreaking. But talking about depression is important, and I'm glad some people stepped up to do so.

- Amelia's latest video attempt (pasta with chick peas, parmesan and parsley) had me laughing. As usual.

- Behind the scenes on the set of The Giver.

PS: Don't forget to enter our giveaway of Jourdan Fairchild's Fly DIY e-book!

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