Hello, fellow bookworms.
I hope you're doing alright today. Whatcha been up to, anything fun? I've been trying to figure out what to do with my latest farmer's market haul. I'm thinking of making a huge, cold salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lemon, and parsley. Because it is 🔥🔥🔥 here, you guys. And under no circumstances do I want to turn on my oven.
Anyway . . .
Here's what happened on the Internets this week:
Coca-Cola. Pepsi. Dr. Pepper. Mountain Dew. They all have something in common besides being sodas: they were all founded here in the South. This fascinating article from Serious Eats explains why.
Did you hear that Audible is basically launching its own paid podcast channels?
Update: Texas Library Cat Reinstated (this is the important news I bring you, people).
Nothing stirs up controversy like declaring something THE BEST. What say you about these 100 "best" beach reads?
Speaking of beach reads, you can win a whole bunch of them here—including FIELD OF GRAVES!
IMPORTANT: there is a Harry Potter science summer camp.
And closer to home:
And on The Wine Vixen: are you looking for a white wine off the Riesling/Sauv Blanc/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio beaten path? This wine might be the ticket.
Oh! And you might've heard that J.T. is writing a new book... (talk about saving the best for last!)
That's it from me you guys. Pray for me tonight as I bake in the sun at an outdoor country music concert. In July. In Nashville. I must be a glutton for punishment.