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!
- This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by The Broke And Bookish) was open ended – Top Ten Books You Wish Had More… I loved how creative the book bloggers I follow got with the options. My favorite posts were, Top Ten Books You Wish Had More Hope on Vivacious Reads, Top Ten Books You Wish Had More Cats on Life Among The Pages, and Top Ten Books You Wish Had Less Pages on Must Love Books, but you can see all the other posts contributed this week at this link.
- 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 Bookish, The 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.
- A few new book blogs I discovered this week include Novel Visits, Must Love Books, and Lost In My Library and
- 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).
- 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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