Hello, my lovelies. How are you today? I hope you're having a lovely Sunday, sitting out on the porch with something nice to sip and something nice to read. I've been enjoying some cooler porch weather here in Tennessee. I relish the days when I step into a crisp morning instead of a muggy cloud (blech!). The ThrillerKittens are loving it, too—I couldn't keep them inside even I wanted to; it'd be like... well, herding cats!
I know, I know—you come for the links, but you stay for the jokes!
Here's what happened on the Internets this week:
Is there a better feeling than browsing a beautiful bookstore? Hardly. At lease one of these bookstores in Buzzfeed's 19 most beautiful bookstores in America is sure to appear on your next road trip itinerary.
"Unlike books, tablets do not offer an opportunity to display taste or refinement. Books will never go out of fashion." This article from Aeon is a lovely defense of print, and gives a history of books as a status symbol.
Is social media toxic to writing? In a word, YES.
Looking for a Halloween costume? Take a page out of Scout Finch's book.
Y'all know I'm a sucker for notebooks and journals. Here are 11 journals that readers will love using to record their TBR lists.
Last call for this Romantic Suspense 50-book/Kindle Fire sweepstakes! There are some good ones in here, y'all—don't miss out!
OK, stop what you're doing right now and read "I used to be a human being" an article from writer Andrew Sullivan. I'm serious—go do it. And I challenge you to read the entire thing without picking up your phone. A nugget of goodness here:
This new epidemic of distraction is our civilization’s specific weakness. And its threat is not so much to our minds, even as they shape-shift under the pressure. The threat is to our souls. At this rate, if the noise does not relent, we might even forget we have any.
It's so good stuff, I promise you. You'll thank yourself later.
And closer to home:
If you haven't grabbed a copy of my newest book, THE FIRST DECADE, now's the time! (psst: it's only $4.99 on ebook!)
And if you're been saving your pennies and waiting for the NO ONE KNOWS paperback, it's up for pre-order!
That's it for today, y'all. Don't get into trouble, snack on candy corn, and we'll talk again soon!