6.19.16 – Sunday Smatterings

By JT Ellison

Happy Sunday, dear chickens.

And Happy Father’s Day to all you incredible Daddies out there, especially my own, who is one of the greatest joys in my life. I come to you today from the grand Rocky Mountains, as I am still touring cross-country for the FIELD OF GRAVES launch. I’ve so enjoyed getting to meet some of you, hearing your stories (sounds like you’re just as glad that I am that Taylor’s back!), and getting to say hi to bookseller friends old and new. It’s been a hard week for so many reasons, and in the midst of the darkness, I’m so glad to connect with my people, the reading community. Y’all are such a thoughtful, imaginative group, and I’m glad you’re mine.

And without further ado . . .

Here’s what happened on the Internets this week:

15 Things Book Nerds Are Guilty Of Doing During The Summer

How many of these can you fess up to? “15 Things Book Nerds Are Guilty of Doing During The Summer.”

Legalizing marijuana is a hazy question once you've seen addiction up close

Written by a dear friend of mine who has just been through epic hell, this is a fascinating read in the LA Times: “Legalizing Marijuana Is a Hazy Question Once You’ve Seen Addiction Up Close.”

Giant Bookshelf (!)

Take a peek at this giant bookshelf (!).


This may be the cutest town in the whole wide world.

If you’re interested in finding some simplicity this week, this lost of suggestions is absolute perfection. I felt peaceful just reading it.

And closer to home:

Freedom Interviews

My love for Freedom is no secret; I’ve written more than a million words using this distraction-blocking app. I talked to my friends at Freedom about how I use their app and loads of other tools to write, and you can read our chat here and here.

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Also, book recommendation: I’m in the middle of SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler. Oh my, chickens—I am utterly entranced. It’s the real deal. Methinks you need to read this one.


On The Wine Vixen this week, Amy has a confession of sorts.

That’s it from me, y’all. I leave you with this quote, which continues to speak to me after I saw it earlier this week. Be well, my loves.


Via: JT Ellison


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