Welcome to the revamped ABCs. In the past I have used this weekly Wednesday post as a link up but times are a changing. I’m switching things up as you have learned HERE.
Today we have the fantastic author of Something Like Normal, Where the Stars Still Shine and the upcoming The Devil You Know (out in June 2015), Trish Doller sharing with us the accessories, books and clothes she is lusting after.
Now let’s give a warm ABCers welcome to Trish!
Necklace BERLIN World City July Summer Fun JewelryPendant
Berlin is a city very close to my heart. I was born there and the last time I visited as a child, it was still a divided city. My husband and I went in 2013—my first time as an adult—and I fell so hard for Berlin that I don’t think I’ll ever recover. It’s a weird and funky and cool city, so when I got home, I wanted something special to remind me of that trip. Something that could be a signature piece for me. I found this pendant in the MeaganEleonorParis shop on Etsy and it is so perfect that I wear it nearly all the time.
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
I made a resolution at the beginning of the year that I was going to read more widely than I have in the past. Mix it up a little. Step out of my YA comfort zone. The first book I read was Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Told in alternating voices, it’s the story of five friends who grew up in small town Wisconsin coming back together for a wedding, the crisscrossing of their lives, and the places where they intersected. One of the characters is not-so-loosely based on Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and his experience of writing songs while holed up in a Wisconsin cabin. I am not a Bon Iver fan at all, so I was nervous I wouldn’t like the it. As it turns out, I loved it. The setting and the characters resonated with the Midwest girl I used to be and reading the book felt like coming home. Despite having read a lot of great books in 2014, Shotgun Lovesongs was my absolute favorite.
Merona Women’s Double Breasted Fleece Coat
It wasn’t until about a week before the NCTE conference in Washington DC that I remembered I did not own a coat. I know. But I live in Southwest Florida, where we get maybe a handful of days cold enough to even consider a coat (and even then we can usually get away with a sweater). I was tempted by some really pretty, really impractical coats at other stores, but I managed to find something at Target that was inexpensive, not too heavy, and absolutely adorable. I love the pea coat cut teamed with sweatshirt jersey—just my style!
Thanks Trish for playing!
If you would like to play like Trish did, sign-ups are open.