5 Quick Things #198 🚶‍♀️

three Rs, pockets, commonplace books, & to walk is to rest

Hey there,

How are you? Holy humidity, Batman — it has been a veritable sauna around here in central Texas this week. Kyle works outside a lot and he’s been wearing his swim shirt to work mostly because it feels like you’re doing the breaststroke through air… it’s great. 🥵

In completely different news — we’re currently working on the cover for Bitter & Sweet, the Lenten companion to Shadow & Light, and it’s going to be so dadgum beautiful. Again. I can’t wait to show you! The amazing Connie Gabbert has done my last three book covers (and my tattoo) and I basically want her to follow me around and sketch my life.


5 Quick Things ☕️

1. We all know we’re supposed to care about the environment — but what does that look like with a sacramental posture? Seth and Tsh admit their own challenges while recognizing the need to do more. After all, the other two Rs are more effective than the third.

2. I like how Alan Jacobs thinks, and this short breakdown of how he reads stuff online without distraction is quite useful (I personally use Pocket).

3. Yes, I’m strangely bringing up Wes Anderson for the second letter in a row, but I guess he’s on my mind — thoughts on how to see the world like him.

4. I am very much Team Levar for Jeopardy!.

5. And finally, this idea has seriously been everywhere — everywhere — in my life lately. I’m on week 3 of walking 10k-plus steps every day, and I feel so much better. Plus, I just nodded my way through a chapter in this book about the magic of walking as a form of rest. WALKING IS GREAT is what I’m saying here.


Currently Reading, Watching, Listening 📚


Quotable 💬

“If all the world is a commodity, how poor we grow. When all the world is a gift in motion, how wealthy we become… a great longing is upon us, to live again in a world made of gifts.”

― Robin Wall Kimmerer #


From the Community 🏠

Speaking of the above, this week I asked y’all to share a favorite quote in your arsenal (I love collecting quotes). You guys did not disappoint! And you confirmed, yet again, that you’re my people. 💛

Also: A little heads up that, in a few weeks when the school year ends, I’ve got a number of things ready to dust off and share with you here in Books & Crannies! I’m genuinely stoked to oil the gears and get her running again (remember The WRLD at Home?). Also… Start brainstorming what book idea you want to contribute for our annual Summer Book Club. Eager to read alongside you once again!

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Question For You to Ponder… 🤔

If I did every day what I did yesterday, how would my life look one year from now?


Have a good weekend!

xo, Tsh

p.s. Have you ever tried mascara like this? I’m genuinely curious — hit reply to this email and tell me your experience. …I think I may give it a go.