5.8.16 – Sunday Smatterings

By JT Ellison

Happy Sunday, chickens!

Happy Mother’s Day! I’m sadly in another state so I don’t get to see my mommy today. Give yours an extra squeeze for me.

I’m gearing up to go on the road, and this time my travels take me to BEA (Book Expo America), one of the biggest book events of the year. Are you around the Chicago area? You should stop by! Click here to find me this week.

And now, without further adieu…

Here’s what happened around the Internets this week:

Rabbit hole

I always love it when my bestie blogs. This week, author Laura Benedict wrote about coming to terms with a life going continually down the rabbit hole, something all writers do. So much brilliance and honesty in one post.

Weird things book lovers do

I probably relate to this a little too much: 15 Slightly Odd Things All Book Lovers Have Done.

NJ wine

So apparently New Jersey makes wine, and it’s delicious.

John Green Looking for Alaska Challenge

YA author John Green talked about his book LOOKING FOR ALASKA, the most challenged book of 2015. I loved his response to censorship: it’s respectful, articulate food-for-thought.

Better To Do List

This is how to craft a better To-Do List (I love this so much!).

2015 MTV Movie Awards - Red Carpet

No matter how you feel about her, Amy Schumer makes a good point here: Amy Schumer’s ‘I’m Sorry’ Sketch Skewers A Culture That Makes Women Apologize Constantly.

And closer to home:

Kenwood 2011 Vulupa Zinfandel

On The Wine Vixen, Amy found a delightful under-$20 zinfandel that pairs delightfully with pan-seared red snapper and mango-avocado salsa. And she included those recipes, too, because she’s nice like that.

On the Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

I started a new series on the Tao this week on perfectionism and creativity: two things that go hand in hand, but aren’t necessarily good companions.

That’s it from me! Hope you’re having a lovely Mother’s Day, American chickens, and enjoy the busy but beautiful May season. We’ll talk again soon!


Via: JT Ellison


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