Things we enjoyed this week and hope you will too! We remember the days when people used to write thoughtful letters, introduce you to another 2016 listicle, spend time with David Mitchell and his bones and time-pieces, and remind you that we actually sell a product and it's good.
Letters of Note: The two-thousand and sixteenth year of our lord has been a bewildering one, but if you can take a moment to look up from your Facebook feed, you may be surprised to learn that Christmas is still happening, and it’s this weekend. Procrastinate your way into the Christmas spirit immediately by enjoying a collection of Christmasy letters compiled by Letters of Note.
Best Books of 2016, According to a Thoughtful Human: Stand firm, end-of-year lists are coming, and Lodestone will probably not be an exception! We’re excited to point you to one of our favorite bloggers, writers, and compilers — Maria Popova at Brain Pickings — and her in-depth look at what she thinks are some of the best books of 2016. You will find excellent recommendations of novels, history, science writing, and philosophy, so hie thee to a bookstore and cuddle up to one of these for the holidays!
The Greatest Gift You Can Give: And I should probably insist you cuddle up to a copy of Lodestone Journal as well - the perfect gift for easy-to-please lovers of poetry, short stories, and art. I had a dream this week that your loved ones all wanted a copy, and sometimes my dreams are true (and sometimes their lies, meh), so get shopping and good luck getting it before Christmas! You can find a copy in our shop here.