Hello, darlings, welcome to December! Did you have a good week? The holiday season has definitely arrived: front doors are bedecked with wreaths, spruces peek out of living room windows, neighborhoods twinkle after dark. It's a magical time of year, for sure. I try to savor the season as much as I can, try not to get caught in the checklists and party planning and tying the perfect ribbons. Because when you get caught up in the little things, you tend to lose sight of the big ones—like spending time with the people you love. That's what holidays are made of, right?
Remember: you can do anything, but you can't do everything.
At any rate...
Here's what happened on the Internets this week:
This is the stuff Internet dreams are made of: an adorable cat video. If you're having a bad day, GO WATCH THIS.
Speaking of heartwarming things, a bookstore in Michigan helps children who are timid readers by hosting a Reading with Zoey the Therapy Dog day in their shop. Be still, my heart.
In Illinois, a repo man paid off an elderly couple's car... and gave it back to them. More of this, please, and not just during the holiday season.
November is always National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for short), and some writers adopt fun habits or locales to soldier through those 50,000 words they agreed to write. But these writers won... because they spent NaNoWriMo in a French castle.
Hey, fellow Potterheads, check out this amazing HP Christmas tree!
And closer to home:
The FIELD OF GRAVES paperback came out this week! 🎉 Grab a copy for you and a friend (because stocking stuffers, am I right?).
Big news from The Wine Vixen: the Netflix of wine has arrived. You're welcome.
My December News comes out this week! Are you signed up to get it? If not, click here (and snag your free ebook).
That it from me! Go sit by a fire, grab a book and a hot beverage, and we'll talk again soon.