3.13.16 - Sunday Smatterings

Sunday Smatterings

Hi, everyone!

Amy here, visiting my flood-drenched family in West TN. Hope your weeks are filled with a little more sunshine than we've seen out here!

And P.S. thanks so much for all the birthday wishes. You guys are the best.

And without further ado...

Here's what happened on the Internets this week:


If you don't listen to Story Corps, you're missing out. Every week, Story Corps shares an interview between two people about anything and everything. Forrest Gump's box of chocolates observation applies here: you never know what you're gonna get. One thing's for certain: I'm probably going to cry every week. This week's episode (featuring Officer Clemmons from Mister Roger's Neighborhood) was no exception. 

It was sad when George Martin died, but even worse when the Internet freaked out because they thought George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones books, died before finishing the series.

In case you need a dose of sunshine, here are some hidden beaches for bookworms. Perfect for zero-interruption reading!

Could it be? According to this study, drinking wine could help prevent Alzheimer's.

BREAKING NEWS: Mr. Darcy's shirt is coming to America!

From Lifehacker, to get inspired, sometimes you need to give up.

My favorite new podcast is called Curious Nashville, a delightful offering from our local public radio station, WPLN. I'm excited for the show's premise: WPLN reporters invite listeners to submit questions they have about the city of Nashville—anything and everything. Folks vote for their favorite questions they want answered, and WPLN's intrepid reporters try to find out the answers. The first show was an exploration of a mysterious epitaph in the City Cemetery, and it's a wild ride whose answer lies a thousand miles away. I'm proud of the station's quest to report not only the news making headlines, but also for allowing listeners to reach beyond the newsmakers, and to open their eyes to the questions that lie all around us.

Heads up, winos: New Zealand is about to start making Prosecco!

Are you a book hoarder?? Um... me too. Here are 16 reasons for us to be proud of that. And! If you have lots of hoarded books, you could use them to decorate like these fine folks

And closer to home:


On The Wine Vixen this week, I featured the first rosé on our site: a delightful Cava that would go perfectly with any celebration you've got this spring. 

And don't forget: there's still time to pre-order J.T.'s standalone NO ONE KNOWS and enter to win an iPad Mini! Odds of winning this iPad >>>>>>> odds of winning the lottery. To enter, just email me proof your purchased NO ONE KNOWS.

That's it from me! I leave you with this quote to inspire your week.

choices show what we truly are

–Amy

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J.T. Ellison

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen critically acclaimed thrillers and is the co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. With over a million books in print, Ellison’s work has been published in twenty-five countries and thirteen languages. She is also the co-host of A Word on Words, Nashville's premier literary TV series, which airs on Nashville Public Television. She lives with her husband and twin kittens in Nashville. Visit JTEllison.com, and follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick or at Facebook.com/JTEllison14.