Just to Name a Few: Five Things I’m Loving

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Thursday seems like a good day to give a shout-out to a few of the things I’ve been enjoying lately, so here are five…just to name a few:

In the Midst of Winter by Isabelle Alende (book)

This is such a poignant book, telling a compelling, modern-day story while also going into the backstories of the immigrants involved. In a day and age when we need all the empathy we can get, this book is the medicine. Alende’s writing is so beautifully simple and poetic. Check it out.

10 Things to Tell You by Laura Tremaine (podcast)

Full disclosure–Laura is a friend I met many years ago on a trip to Sri Lanka. Random, right? Well, it turns out she has a wonderful podcast called 10 Things to Tell You, and the last few episodes have been a roller coaster of seriousness and laughter. Check out the one about the break in, or her most recent episode with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (of The Office fame).

Love Letters to Writers by Andi Cumbo-Floyd (book)

This is a really touching book written by Andi to writers everywhere. Super encouraging, plus she’s writing a follow-up, so now’s the time to buy and read this first volume.

Podcasting with Maile

Okay, this isn’t exactly a thing you can get or listen to or read…at least not yet. But I have been loving this podcast that Maile and I are working on. I love the conversations we’re having about creativity, writing, and publishing. I love how honest she is–actually, it’s a little scary for me, how honest she is. It’s called The Stories Between Us, and as soon as it’s all set up, I’ll give you the link to subscribe.


Folks, I am loving sleep right now. I’m not getting it consistently–our five year old and three year old have been getting up in the night and our oldest works two nights a week until 10:30 p.m., and since he doesn’t have his license yet I have to go pick him up. But sleep, when I get it. Wow. I love sleep.

What about you? What are you loving these days?