What I'm Reading | December 2015

Grain Bowl at Superba

Grain Bowl at Superba

I make short ribs every New Year's Eve. In a few hours they'll be simmering in the stove, covered in a luxurious sauce of tomatoes and zinfandel. On the last day of 2015, I can say it's been one for the books. I don't typically do roundup posts for the year, but some of my favorite posts were making something out of nothing, when writing slips away, the poem I shared when I told you I was pregnant, and a new recipe for an old poem, stirring up memories from my trip to Thailand. 

Tomorrow morning the first Right Brains Society newsletter of 2016 will arrive in your inbox, and it's filled with news about the year ahead. I can't wait to share it, so if you haven't signed up yet, head here

And if you're staying up to watch the countdown and share a kiss at midnight, cheers to you! I'll be asleep. 

26 things every person should do for themselves at least once a year.

The myth of easy cooking.

"I think that the power of art is the power to wake us up, strike us to our depths, change us."

The ultimate guide to getting published in a literary magazine. 

The world's best tea shops

The next 11 literary scandals.

A storied bookstores leaves an imprint on Islamabad. 

The daily routines of 12 famous writers.

Iceland seems to have its priorities in order.

The death of the artist, and the birth of the creative entrepreneur. 

A cozy chestnut soup

15 inspiring writing podcasts.