Links I Loved This Week – 01/13/17

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

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!


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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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  18 comments for “Links I Loved This Week – 01/13/17

  1. January 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Ahhhh thank you so much! I’m so glad that you enjoy my posts 😀

    These posts you make are such a great idea!

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  2. Jo
    January 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you! 😃

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  3. January 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I loved Under the Tuscan Sun! My kind of book. Thank you so much for linking to me! I left a 2nd comment on your Glass Universe review today as well.

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  4. January 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I’m so glad I was able to tempt you with Under the Visible Life – it’s so great!
    Your upcoming weekend sounds heavenly. And the toast sounds good, too – especially with the avocado!
    My contribution to your list is this ‘first-in-a-series-of-three’ review of Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien at Buried in Print.

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  5. sarahsbookshelvesblog
    January 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks so much for including my post! And avocado toast sounds delicious!

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  6. January 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks so much for mentioning my posts! Glad you liked Missing, Presumed! I liked that one a lot too.

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  7. Annie
    January 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Thanks for the mention ❤

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  8. January 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I haven’t been around much this week, so thanks for the highlights!

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  9. January 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    First of all– thanks for the shout out! It makes me happy to know what we share similar tastes in books. 🙂

    I love the list of links you have here and the descriptions why they are stand out posts for you. It’s obvious you put a lot of thought into this! I appreciate hearing your personal reflections about why these are important or relevant to you. Have you tried any of the toast recipes yet? Also, was there supposed to be a second toast link? I love the first one– I am going to make a variation on the almond butter + raspberries + rose salt one in a few moments… peanut butter + blueberries + sea salt. NOM

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    • January 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Oh yeah! for some reason the second toast link didn’t post – it’s this one ( Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it. I haven’t tried any of the toasts yet though I had a ton of toast this weekend (avocado, bruschetta, you name it). I have been thinking about exploring goat cheese variations (like with honey for breakfast) and also adding pepitas to my regular avocado toast. Under The Tuscan Sun also has a million toast/bruschetta recipe ideas so I’m overflowing with options at the moment!

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      • January 17, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        That’s great to know– another reason to look forward to that book. I’m not a huge fan of pepitas, but I have enjoyed adding finely diced hot and sweet peppers to my avocado toast. 🙂 I can’t wait to find some more options. Plus– this new link highlights smoked salmon. We are so trendy.

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