Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and sometimes they are just plain random.
I only have one article to share this week. A recipe that’s so ridiculously accessible and simple that as much as I think I can tweak it, it’s already near perfection. And shocker – it involves kale, but bear with me: Kale and White Bean Stew. Make it. Revel in the fact that fall is fleeting.
Listening to: In the grand scheme of things, I’m not listening to anything that’s totally tilting my world on its axis right now. But in terms of what’s playing right now: Tori Amos “Little Earthquakes.” (Side note: At best, I’m a casual Tori Amos fan, but in reality, I’ve seen her three times in concert. I’m pretty proud of that random statistic.)
Reading: I slammed down Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s “The Crimson Shore” down in about four hours. Imagine, if you will, a frat boy bonging a beer … that’s how I felt shortly after finishing the final page shortly before midnight after cracking the book shortly after my sons’ bedtime. The book was tasty. (And somewhere, the little voice in my head that was alarmed that I wasn’t reading whispered “You still got it!”)
^^I don’t recommend speed reading. In fact, it’s why I typically re-read many of my books and honestly, I feel sometimes that it has impacted how I write. But, I’m the mother of two toddlers. I’m working under multiple deadlines. Sometimes, I cannot put a book down. And in those times, it’s great to read fast.
Fiction Update: A couple more chapters and I’m going to be done with the sh*tty first draft of “Dragonfly”. I didn’t make my September goal, but I’m proud of what I accomplished. Then time to edit “After Life.” Still trying to wrap my head around what that’s going to look like and what I hope to accomplish.
Enjoy the weekend!