Links I Loved This Week – 11/27/16

Links I Loved This Week 12 On Novels And Nonfiction

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  • Bookshelves And Paperbacks is hosting a Diversity Read-A-Thon in December and the concept sounds really cool. They set up a bingo sheet for the Read-A-Thon and you need to complete five ‘spaces’ in a row to be entered into a final giveaway. Each space includes a type of diverse book, whether in terms of author or topic. I am going to look into participating and encourage you to do the same!

  • This review of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists by Jolien from The Fictional Reader made me really want to pick up the book asap. It’s super short but Jolien said she felt like almost everything in it was highlight-worthy, which is definitely high praise.
  • I am in love with this idea of creating Book Advent Calendars instead of regular advent calendars for Christmas if you have kids, including one picture book per day. I pretty much am considering having a child out of wedlock for this sole purpose. Okay, I’m kidding, but the minute I get myself a kid, this is happening.
  • Amazon is running a great sale on their Kindles through Cyber Monday, offering $30 off on most of their models. I decided to pick up a Kindle Paperwhite for myself because I’ve had my Kindle Keyboard for many years now and I’m officially over not having an internal lighting option for bedtime reading.

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  • On Monday I published a post for Nonfiction November in which I chose to ‘Be The Expert’ on North Korea and recommend/review books I’ve read on the topic. I’ve definitely gravitated to memoirs and histories of North Korea in the last two years because the stories of Korean refugees are honestly more incredible than fiction, and also because I think it’s important to be aware of the living conditions in one of the world’s worst remaining dictatorships.
  • I decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday this week and posted a list of Books I’m Thankful for, including five books from my childhood and five all time favorites books that have been inspiring to me and that I have treasured throughout my life.
  • My last post this week was on Thursday – a review of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I loved the memoir and would recommend it as such, though it definitely has its limitations as a more in-depth sociological analysis of the white working class in America. J.D. Vance’s story is inspiring on its own and worth a read. Make sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of my review for a hardcover copy of the book – it’s open through today (Sunday) at midnight.
  • I’m going to start next week with a post on Monday on December 2016 Releases I’m looking forward to, as I do each month. I’m also planning a review of two of the books I read for my Thanksgiving Read-A-Thon – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict on Tuesday and Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood on Thursday. I loved them both in different ways and I’m looking forward to reviewing them.

Any articles or blog posts from the book world that you really enjoyed this week? Share them in the comments!

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  6 comments for “Links I Loved This Week – 11/27/16

  1. sarahsbookshelvesblog
    November 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing my post! And I just downloaded We Should All Be Feminists the other day…am going to fit it in after I finish my current book.

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  2. November 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Love the advent calendar comment.

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    • November 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      I wish I could just make one for myself but I’m not into children’s books and reading one actual book per day would be unrealistic. Also, if I put it together I wouldn’t be surprised :/

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  3. November 28, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I love the Book Advent Calendars! What a great idea. I am going to check out the Diversity readathon and spread the word.
    I hope that you enjoy your new Kindle. I love my Voyager, which is much the same as the Paperwhite.
    That you for all the great links.

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  4. Bri
    November 29, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for linking to me! 25 Nonfiction Books For Anger And Action is definitely a list I will have to check out here. I feel like I spent all of November just curled up in a little ball re-reading Harry Potter and drinking hot chocolate like a true adult lol. Time to actually re-join the world I guess.

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    • November 29, 2016 at 1:41 am

      It’s definitely been tough! We have the holidays to look forward to and then I guess a way out of this in 4 years hopefully 🙂

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