6.19.16 - Sunday Smatterings

Sunday Smatterings

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:

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:

My love for Freedom is no secret; I've written more than a million words using this distraction-blocking app. I talked to my friends at Freedom about how I use their app and loads of other tools to write, and you can read our chat here and here.


 

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.

xoxo,
J.T.

Comment

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.