Things I Love Lately

I’ll be honest.  I’m not loving a lot right now, since I’m preoccupied with what’s going on in our country.  But when I am not reading news, I’m trying to distract myself, I’ll be honest.  I’d love to hear what you are reading, thinking about, and loving lately.

MARS – Whit and I are watching this marvelous National Geographic series (available on demand).  It’s a great mash-up of futuristic fiction and real-life reality, and it’s inspiring, entertaining, and educational all at the same time.

Small Great Things – I’m reading Jodi Picoult’s latest novel and finding it both incredibly relevant and more moving than I anticipated.  Great plot, riveting story, and I just read that Viola Davis and Julia Roberts will star in the movie, which sounds perfect.

Books for Living – I read Will Schwalbe’s lovely second book over the winter holiday, before things went off the rails (it feels to me), so it’s less in the distract-myself bucket than other things.  I adored reading his reflections on books he’s loved and highly recommend this book.

Rogue POTUS Staff – I’m a big Twitter fan (find me here) and this account, from a secret staffer within the White House, has me riveted.  In a terrified, horrified way, but the information coming out seems to be good.  Check them out now before they get shut down!

Favorite Childhood Books – This week at Great New Books we’re sharing our favorite childhood books.  This is such a great list – for children and for adults! I bet you can guess what mine is!!

I write these Things I Love posts approximately monthly.  You can find them all here.


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  1. Posted February 1, 2017 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I just finished binging The Crown, it’s fantastic. I’m also watching season one of The Americans, which is now extremely relevant!!! Reading the Goop beauty guide, trying to cobble together my own fountain of youth. Off to read the Twitter account, sounds juicy.

  2. amy
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Are you listening to the podcast Pod Save America. Cup of Jo recommended it and I’m binge listening. It’s great!

  3. Posted February 1, 2017 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Hey there …

    I’m so glad you wrote that you’re having a hard time with everything. I’m trying to write my next novel and can’t get my head out of the intensity of everything in order to write. It’s a little crazy right now.

    Thanks for the Rogue POTUS Staff link. I like it.

    Much Love,


  4. Mike
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    You do realize that the Twitter account is parody, right, right?!?!?!?! Just like Barack Obama’s Teleprompter blog?!?!?!

    admin Reply:

    I wasn’t sure – they have called some major things that have come out of the white house – but even so, it’s entertaining me, so I will take it! xox