Weekend Links

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’ve decided to organize all the books in the house by subject and author, which is actually my idea of fun. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Here are some links to things I’ve found interesting or entertaining around the web. I saved them to share with you here.

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If you’re in a baking mood, my friend Becky swears by Joanna Gaines’ banana bread recipe.

This Tennessee house has a fresh take on traditional.

The New York Times’ spelling bee puzzle has me obsessed.

John Grisham and Stephen King will be having a virtual conversation on YouTube next Wednesday. It’s free to register, although they’re asking for a donation to a charity benefiting independent bookstores. I’ve read a lot of Grisham’s books but I’m not a horror fan so the only Stephen King book I’ve read is 11/22/63 (which I really enjoyed). I know that these guys will be interesting to listen to. Also, I’ll be reading Grisham’s upcoming Camino Winds, which is a sequel to Camino Island (which I loved) so I’m eager to hear him talk about it.

Mary Chapin Carpenter has been performing some of her songs on her Instagram page, to keep us entertained during this strange and stressful time. She does this while standing in different rooms of her Virginia farmhouse, sometimes with a Golden Retriever lying on her feet.

I hope you have a safe and happy weekend.

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  1. Julie, thanks for the great links! I love that Tennessee house! Also, perfect timing since I’m making banana bread this afternoon. Have you ever tried Martha Stewart’s recipe…the one with sour cream added in? It’s another outstanding one. Have a wonderful stay-at-home weekend! ~Jillian

    1. Jillian, I have not tried Martha’s! I’m going to google that. Sounds wonderful!

    1. Isn’t she the best, Rita? My family saw her in concert a couple of years ago. Such a wonderful evening.

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