book club, The Big Sale, and $5 books

I can’t believe I already have enough stuff to fill a whole ‘nother bullet point post in just one week, but I do. That works out nicely for me, in a way, since every last drop of creative writing juice I have in my brain is being poured out all over the manuscript that is due in three ish weeks. So for today, here are some things that may interest slash inspire slash help you out on this fine Friday.

1. The Same Page Book Club. These girls chose Grace for the Good Girl as their first book ever for their book club and they’re inviting anyone who wants to join in. It’s not too late to read and link up. And if you haven’t yet gotten a copy of the book . . .

2. Grace for the Good Girl is only $5 at LifeWay!! What? I know. They ran this sale last spring and now they’re running it again. The sale applies to purchases both in store and online through November 24.

3. Does your teen girl need to read Graceful? Here are 10 ways to tell. (click on the photo to read the post at (in)courage).

10 ways to know if your teen girl needs graceful

4. Come to The Nester’s Big Sale! It’s this Saturday in Huntersville. I’ll be there. I may bring some books with me just for kicks. I’ll definitely bring a wad of cash because hello, the stuff they’re selling is real stuff. Not yard sale-y. You coming?

5. Simple Mom Podcast. Here’s some fun news – I’m going to be joining Tsh somewhat regularly for her Simple Mom podcast. Now you can listen to Tsh and I talk about driving a minivan, writing books, and wearing boot socks. I know. It’s going to change  your life. Or at least it will make cleaning the kitchen a little more fun if you have it on in the background. You can listen here.

I’ll try to come up with a for your weekend post for tomorrow that says something other than May your weekend be filled with food. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


    • says

      I’ve had conversations with girls in high school who have the mentality that their time in high school doesn’t really count – as if they are waiting for their “real life” to start once they graduate and go to college or start working or whatever they do after high school.

      In other words, they tend to dream about the future as if the future is more important rather than live life where they are right now.

      • says

        Well, of course, you are the expert, but I think the other version is more problematic, where adults tell teenagers that these are the best years of their lives. The truth is that teenagers have less control over their lives than we do as adults, so in many ways, there is little they can do about their situations. I didn’t have a lot of friends in high school and I wasn’t a cheerleader or homecoming queen. I would certainly have no problem telling a girl like me to hold on because high school isn’t real life. I think they were important years but I don’t look back at those years and wish I had been more engaged.

        • says

          I don’t think it has to be one perspective or the other. I would never tell a girl these years are the best of her life. I would also not want to tell her that these years aren’t important. It all counts. That’s all I’m saying.

  1. says

    I wish you had written Graceful when I was in high school! I’m everything in that list to the nth degree. Since I have a week-long trip to my in-laws’ house next week where I get (much needed) downtime, I just bought Grace for the Good Girl to take with me. I look forward to reading it after reading through the snippet Amazon shows!

  2. says

    Two things:

    1. Yay for the podcast. I was just sitting here not wanting to put away all these Thanksgiving groceries and now I have you to keep me company while I do it.

    2. I wish Nester’s sale wasn’t a days worth of plane ride away for me — cause how fun will that be?!

    Happy weekend, friend!

  3. says

    I called my mom and asked her to get one of the books for me for Christmas. She went to Lifeway and bought every book the had to give as gifts!

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