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