4.17.16 – Sunday Smatterings

By JT Ellison

Hi, lovelies!

How are you this fine Sunday? I’ve sequestered myself on a writing retreat, praying the Muse will fill me with words to jumpstart my latest projects (that’s right—plural—hence the prayers). I hope this break from routine sparks some much-needed creative flow over here!

*Sidenote: I’m going to be at SOKY Book Fest this weekend!

If you’re near the Bowling Green area, you should see me at the signing hall on Saturday. I’d love to say hi!!! If you’d like to visit, here’s what you need to know.


Here’s what happened on the Internets this week:

This is the perfect gift for book nerds, AND I JUST LOVE IT.

Eye-opening: this is what it’s like to have dyslexia.

Here’s what to read based on your favorite Harry Potter character.

And speaking of Harry Potter: here are 13 shows to binge watch with the Gryffindor (i.e. ME) in your life.

Want an autographed 1st edition of NO ONE KNOWS? Get one from VJ Books!

Random: I started a Q&A page! If you’d like to ask me a question, hop on over.

Some time management help: here’s how to prepare for “the busy time.”

Happy birthday to the adorable children’s book, MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, which turned 75 last week!

Do you like pretty, minimalistic book covers? Here you go. And speaking of book covers, when a book gets published in other countries, the cover can vary—a lot.

Fascinating article: That Emoji Does Not Mean What You Think It Means.

And if you need a good giggle, watch this.

For the badass in you: here are 21 products that say “Don’t f*** with me” so you don’t have to.

And closer to home:

The Wine Vixen is BACK! Amy and I have been so focused on birthing new books into the world that we haven’t been drinking much wine lately (irony, right?). Here’s a delicious $9 Riesling from Washington State that Amy really enjoyed.

You love your indie bookstore, right? I love mine, too. And on the Tao this week, I talked about why we need to keep them around.

Speaking of love and books, I wrote a review on one of my favorite books for Off the Shelf: Deborah Harkness’ A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. Y’all. It’s just so good. You should’ve seen the first draft of this review; I was quite literally gushing and had to be reined in. And—AND—I got to interview Deb for A WORD ON WORDS; she’s just as delightful as I’d dreamed.

And if you want to follow my travel antics this week, follow me on Instagram.

Also, fun news: NO ONE KNOWS hit the #1 audiobook spot on iTunes last week!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s beating THE ART OF WAR. I mean, that’s pretty cool. Thank you for making it #1, you lovely people!

That’s it from me! Have a wonderful week, come see me at SOKY, and we’ll talk again soon!


Via: JT Ellison


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