Links I Loved This Week – 02/10/2017

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

Some of you may have noticed that I was completely absent from posting last week. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that it was because I was in an interview process for a new job. I was lucky enough to get the new job last Friday and I’m super excited about it. I’m starting in another 2 weeks, after a brief break.

The additional time and energy required for the interviewing meant I didn’t have as much time to read or work on my blog after my regular full time job. But I’m back to my regular posting schedule this week! I may keep things on the lighter side (2 to 3 posts per week instead of 4) while I’m adjusting to my new job.

Please note that starting next week, I’m, officially moving my weekly Links I Loved posts to Sunday mornings. Enjoy this week’s links!book-links

  • Several other bloggers posted about February 2017 Releases they’re looking forward to, and their lists definitely did not completely overlap with mine. There were many titles they featured that I didn’t select, so if you want even more recently released reading options, check out the lists on Oh BookishThe Blonde Likes Books, and What’s Better Than Books.
  • Jackie at Death By Tsundoku continued her series on book clubs with a post on 5 Reasons To Join A Book Club, and I definitely agree with all five. I would add that it’s a good excuse for a latte and other than a good place to make friends, it can also be good for networking.
  • I really enjoyed Naz’s review of Brit Bennett’s The Mothers on Read Diverse Books – it reminded me of how great the book was and all the different reasons I loved it. If you want to read my review from a few months ago, you can find it 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: the review of Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby on Bibliophile Book Club, At The Edge Of The Orchard by Tracy Chevalier on What Cathy Read Next, Seal Skin by Su Bristow on The Quiet Knitterer, and The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden on The Brunette Bookworm Blog.
  • This article on Verily that matches Literary Heroines to Myers-Briggs types was super interesting. I retook a pseudo-Myers Briggs test recently and came out as ESTJ (Executive Type) which sounds spot on for my personality. The corresponding literary heroine would be Hermione Granger, which is further proof that the test results were correct, because I’ve always felt that she’s my spirit animal. I would say thought that I’m always on the border between Extrovert and Introvert, so ISTJ is applicable as well, which would have been Elinor Dashwood. Basically, I’m a bit of a wet blanket.

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  • On Monday I published my monthly post on February 2017 Book Releases (a week late, but better late than never). There were definitely a plethora of options to choose from, and I had to winnow down my selections to just 7 nonfiction and 7 fiction titles. I’ve been lucky enough to receive several of them through Net Galley already, so watch out for reviews of some of them in the next few weeks.
  • On Thursday I posted a book list of 9 True Crime Books I would recommend to fans of the genre (or anyone looking to get into True Crime). My favorite of the 9 would definitely have to be Helter Skelter, but I’d wholeheartedly recommend Manson by Jeff Guinn, Amanda Knox’s memoir or Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry wholeheartedly as well.
  • My plans for next week include my Book Of The Month post for my book selections from January 2017 (Wednesday), and a review of Cannibalism by Bill Schutt on its publication day (Thursday).

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  • My anxiety and jaw/facial tension have been acting up a bit lately, and this article on The Stripe reminded me that I have magnesium in powdered form that I was planning to take as a supplement each night to see whether it helped decrease my mild regular anxiety. I’m definitely going to make a note of starting to take it daily starting tonight.
  • I love cooking fish in parchment because it seals in so much of the flavor and moisture from all the different ingredients you can add to your favorite type of fish. I love the idea of adding cannellini beans, black olives and cherry tomatoes to the packet as in this recipe on Camille Styles, but I would substitute salmon or tilapia for the halibut.
  • I found this article on A Cup Of Jo about advice 11 intelligent women would give to a younger version of themselves really inspiring.
  • I think I’m going to consider adding this 7 Minute Bedtime Yoga routine by Yoga with Adriene to my night time routine – although to be honest I’m still struggling with sticking to my morning routine. Must be all this rain LA is getting that just makes me want to stay in bed until the last possible moment!

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

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  15 comments for “Links I Loved This Week – 02/10/2017

  1. February 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for the link to my review of At the Edge of the Orchard, it’s appreciated.

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  2. sarahsbookshelvesblog
    February 11, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Congrats on the new job! That’s fantastic and interviewing does take a lot of time/energy!

    I love Novel Visits as well…Susie and I have similar book tastes.

    And – if you liked that Myers-Briggs article, check out Parchment Girl’s series of posts of literary characters for each MB type.

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  3. February 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Aww thank you for sharing!! Congratulations on the new job!

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  4. February 14, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for the mention, and congrats on the new job!!

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  5. Susie | Novel Visits
    February 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you SO much for the mention! Congratulations on the new job. Change is always good!

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    • February 14, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 I agree. I had been at the same place for 8 and a half years so it was time.

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  6. February 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Me and David have tagged you in the Mystery Blogger Award! https://loisreadsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/mystery-blogger-award/

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    • February 19, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s actually my first time being tagged in a blogger award 🙂 I’ll put a post together either this week or next!

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        You’re more than welcome! Yayy look forward to reading your answers!

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  7. February 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB!!!! That is incredibly exciting! I couldn’t be happier for you. 🙂 take all the time you need to adjust. This is a big transition.

    Thanks for the shout out, too. That means a lot to me! Networking is certainly key to book groups. I hadn’t thought of that before– but I’ve definitely helped people get jobs, and they’ve helped me find others to assist my career. We are definitely stronger together. 🙂

    I am also totally stealing that 7 minute bedtime yoga routine. I need more of that in my life. Great post, as always. I love these; I always learn so much!

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    • February 22, 2017 at 3:28 am

      Thank you! I’m starting on Thursday and very excited 🙂 my book club in LA is of alumnae from Wellesley so I always get good career advice from them!

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