Friday Fare: 9/21/18

It’s been one of those weeks … a couple things that have astounded me.  I am 40 years old and just discovered dry shampoo.  Life. Changing.  My four-year-old just got glasses.  Which … now every single human in my family has glasses.  (And my children are wondering why we can’t get the cat to wear glasses. Sigh!)  A new doughnut shop opened up in my town and they make these chai-glazed morsels that are as decadent as anything my grandma produced from her kitchen.  Uff da.

Moving on. 🙂

This was a sumptuous read from the UK’s Guardian about a man honoring his father’s final wishes and the culture clash that is only made worse by the passage of time.

The new Deborah Harkness book is OUT!  As I am a fan of her “All Souls Trilogy”, I already have her appearance in Minneapolis marked on my calendar and have been reading all the articles involving her latest book and the television series that’s being made out of her first book “A Discovery of Witches.”  This was an interesting look at the fandom behind Ms. Harkness’s fictional world.

It’s been raining all week in Minnesota, a deluge that calls for good bread and comfort food.  I made this recipe today (mostly on the recommendation that it should be paired with crusty bread). It smells good – here’s hoping it’s a winner.


Listening: So … I have a lot of friends who are authors.  I also have a lot of friends who are musicians!  And my friend Nichole’s band just recently released an EP.  The band is called Nemesissy and so … bonus.  The musicians are my friends – how cool is it to have talented musician friends?  And I swear that the lead singer is either the ’00 incarnation of the B-52’s Kate Pierson or a love child between Belinda Carlisle and Patti Smith.  Here’s the link to the band’s Soundcloud page. Ridiculously proud.

Reading: Was thrilled to hang out in support of this guy at Pearl Street Books on Sunday, September 16th.

Writing Life: I’m trying a new thing … let me see if this helps me with the writing rut I’ve found myself in and I’ll tell you more next week.  Let’s just say though that it involves an ungodly hour … and so far, no coffee!

– Shelley


What is Friday Fare? As a recap, on Fridays I post link love to the various bits of arcane shiz I discover on the Interwebs.  I liken it to a glimpse into my mind, but without the 80s song lyrics or mental cobwebs.

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