7.17.16 – Sunday Smatterings

By JT Ellison

Hello, fellow bookworms.

I hope you’re doing alright today. Whatcha been up to, anything fun? I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my latest farmer’s market haul. I’m thinking of making a huge, cold salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lemon, and parsley. Because it is ??? here, you guys. And under no circumstances do I want to turn on my oven.

Anyway . . .

Here’s what happened on the Internets this week:

Soda South

Coca-Cola. Pepsi. Dr. Pepper. Mountain Dew. They all have something in common besides being sodas: they were all founded here in the South. This fascinating article from Serious Eats explains why.

audible channels

Did you hear that Audible is basically launching its own paid podcast channels?

texas library cat reinstated

Update: Texas Library Cat Reinstated (this is the important news I bring you, people).

100 best beach reads

Nothing stirs up controversy like declaring something THE BEST. What say you about these 100 “best” beach reads?

summer of suspense

Speaking of beach reads, you can win a whole bunch of them here—including FIELD OF GRAVES!

HP summer science camp

IMPORTANT: there is a Harry Potter science summer camp.

And closer to home:


And on The Wine Vixen: are you looking for a white wine off the Riesling/Sauv Blanc/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio beaten path? This wine might be the ticket.

new book

Oh! And you might’ve heard that J.T. is writing a new book… (talk about saving the best for last!)

That’s it from me you guys. Pray for me tonight as I bake in the sun at an outdoor country music concert. In July. In Nashville. I must be a glutton for punishment.

Cordially yours,
Assistant Amy

Via: JT Ellison


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