Reading has been a bit of a struggle this week because my jet-lag had a delayed effect and really started hitting me Saturday through Wednesday. I’ve been doing better since yesterday, though, and with a three-day weekend ahead of me, the possibilities for catching up with my reading list are endless. I’m envisioning rainy weather, bottomless tea, newly baked banana bread and lots of different types of toast (peanut butter, honey, avocado, tomato and olive oil you name it). Hope you have equally cozy/fun plans for this weekend! Enjoy this week’s links!
- This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by The Broke And Bookish) was Top Ten 2016 Releases You Didn’t Get To (But Totally Plan Too) and as per usual there were great lists that added tons of options to my TBR. The ones I found closest to my reading taste were on: Flavia The Bibliophile, Hopewell’s Public Library Of Life, Death By Tsundoku, Transported By Books, Dear Reader, Vivacious Reads, Lindsay’s Library and Sarah’s Bookshelves. You can also check this week’s linkup here for links to all of this week’s posts.
- As a heavy consumer of video media, I really enjoyed reading through these lists by Kate at Parchment Girl on TV adaptations and Film adaptations of books coming out in 2017.
- I really liked this post on Book Riot on 30 Ideas For A More Bookish Winter by Kelly Jensen. Several of the ideas were quite original and I may have to try a few out myself.
- Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity covered one of my recent favorite topics – books about women in science. She included Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly and The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel in her list, and you can read my reviews of them here.
- Here are the individual book reviews I read this week that inspired me to add the titles they covered to my ever-growing TBR pile: review of Under The Visible Life by Kin Echlin on Consumed By Ink, My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon on My Chestnut Reading Tree, The Dry by Jane Harper on Jo’s Book Blog (as well as Misstery and BiblioManiac), The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Stetson on Keystroke Blog,
- Sam at Clues & Reviews wrote a great review of A.J. Banner’s The Twilight Wife which I also just reviewed in December here. We had a similar take on the book – it was a light and enjoyable read but wasn’t as complex as some other better thrillers.
- On Tuesday I published my December 2016 Book Of The Month Delivery post, reviewing the three books I got from the subscription service in December: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (loved), Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner (liked), and Siracusa by Delia Ephron (did not like).
- On Thursday I posted by Author Spotlight of Liane Moriarty, including reviews of the 5 novels I’ve read of hers so far, ranked in order of preference: Big Little Lies, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband’s Secret. I can’t wait to read her other two novels What Alice Forgot and The Hypnotist’s Love Story. She’s quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary novelists.
- I’m planning one additional post this weekend – a review of Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes, which I’ve been reading this week and which is not helping with my homesickness after just getting back from Milan. It’s a beautifully written memoir that really transports you to Tuscany, and I can’t wait to share my experience of it.
- The two posts I definitely want to get to next week, The first is a review of News Of The World by Paulette Jiles, which is the January 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club pick and which has also been on my TBR list for months. The second post is a book list of books about Hillary Clinton, including books she’s written herself and biographies that have been published about her. I’m in the process of reading towards this booklist and am looking to publish it the day before or day of the inauguration to signal my distaste.
- I think we’ve established in my intro that I’m a lover of all types of toast, or as the French call them – tartine. This article on Darling Magazine on 4 a-typical toast recipe ideas for lunch inspired by Parisienne lunches, made me salivate all over my keyboard. (TMI?). And also here’s a breakfast toast article from Camille Styles for good measure.
- I don’t know how many of you are located in Los Angeles but Koreatown is definitely one of the most hopping neighborhoods at the moment and I found these suggestions from Oh Joy! about places to try in the area really intriguing. May have to hit one or two of them this weekend.
- The best thing that happened this week is this video showing Vice President Joe Biden receiving the Presidential Medal Of Freedom with distinction from President Obama. Their leadership will be missed.
- I never thought I’d be into face oils because I have a combination complexion and so my face gets pretty oily on its own. I’ve realized though that using an oil as a moisturizer at night is really important both for balancing my skin and for its anti-aging effects. I use the Lullaby For Dry Skin moisturizer from Thesis and it’s very affordable for how long a small bottle will last. This isn’t an affiliate link or anything, I just really recommend it!
Any articles or blog posts from the book world that you really enjoyed this week? Share them in the comments!
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