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Maria Popova


Maria wasn’t on my radar until I recently heard her on a podcast. She makes her living reading and writing about what she reads, which automatically sounds like someone interesting, at least to me. She’s had a successful free blog since 2006: once called “Brain Pickings,” renamed in 2022 to “The Marginalian.” Somehow I missed this—it’s a big world—but better late than never.

If the mundanity of life has you down and your brain could use a pick-me-up, check it out.

You’re welcome!