Sparking Joy. Or Whatever.

Here’s a sneak peek of my new book, Moonstone Heart, out on June 1.

moonstone-cover

Isn’t that pretty? The cover was made by my girl Alli, and you should check out her Etsy shop. She has all sorts of bookish things for nerds like us. I’m pretty sure this one was designed specifically with me in mind:

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Some things from around the world and the web that I think are bitchen:

Working: At first, I thought the whole notion of ‘housework equals spiritual fulfillment’ bugged me just because I’m not a very good housekeeper. But as it happens, Other people agree that folding t-shirts is not a path to enlightenment, and is in fact a uniquely female obsession. I especially love this line:

… this cultural conflation of cleaning and inner bliss raises serious questions about the strangely limited aspirations many women are trained to have for our own happiness.

While men are conditioned to dream big – to see their happiness in terms of adventure and travel, sex and ideas and long nights of hilarity – women are now encouraged to find deep fulfilment in staying home to origami our pants.

-from “Do Men Even Know Who Marie Kondo Is?” by Ruth Whippman, via the Pool

And for what it’s worth, I’m so in love with this book.

Eating: Is the poke bowl a thing, or is that a weird Southern California trend? It’s like sushi, but in a bowl – rice, raw fish, avocado, seaweed, all the good stuff. I’m currently obsessed, but it’s an expensive habit. I made a giant bowl of this vegetarian poke to eat for lunch all week and it is SO good.

Watching: Season 2 of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The writing is similar to 30 Rock, and I am a hardcore Tina Fey fangirl. The songs alone are bust-a-gut funny. But overall Kimmy skews just a little bit edgier and it doesn’t always work. Thoughts?

This weekend, for me: writing, reading, watching a movie with the kids, and going for a long swim. What about you?

Peace Out!

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