Links I Loved This Week – 11/05/17

Links I Loved For The Week Ending 11/05/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

Hope everyone had a good week! I was very productive on my blog and I’m really proud of the 3 posts I published this week. Check them out in the On The Blog section. I’m still struggling with getting Links I Loved published early Sunday morning (rather than around 9AM LA time and noon on the East Coast), but typically my Saturdays are so busy I’m too tired to write it up until Sunday morning. Hope you’ll forgive me 😉

Don’t forget to join the new Los Angeles Book Bloggers group if you’re a book blogger based in LA. It’s starting to gain a little traction and I’m hoping once we have a few more members to plan our first get together!

And check below for an exciting announcement about an upcoming Readathon I’m co-hosting! Onward to this week’s links!


Thanksgiving Readathon

Jackie at Death By Tsundoku and I are having a real Thanksgiving Readathon for the first year. Last year we sort of did a very informal version of it and a few people joined us via Twittter, but this year there will be an official announcement post with more details on the week before Thanksgiving, launch and wrap-up posts, and a really great giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled and sign up! The idea is to still keep it really chill and not set precise reading targets for people, so you can set your own or just read as much as you want.

Book Posts

  • I’m always really curious to read a super positive review by someone of a book I didn’t love. That’s the great thing about reading – two people can come away with completely different impressions of a book. That was the case for The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Erin Read It posted a very positive review of it this week, but as you can read here, I found it good but not great.
  • It was also National Author’s Day on Wednesday and Off The Shelf published this post on 13 Authors We Love, which I found really interesting because I wasn’t familiar with several of the names on the list. Time to do some Goodreads exploring and make some damage to my TBR list. I shared my Eowyn Ivey Author Spotlight as I’m impatiently waiting for her next novel (no pressure Eowyn!).
  • I found this summary of Book Awards that Modern Mrs. Darcy posted this week really useful, because I can’t for the life of me keep them straight or remember when the long list, short list and winners are announced for each. Maybe I need to make myself some sort of chart. Would you guys find that useful?
  • The Hungry Bookworm shared another delicious looking recipe for Halloween – Tipsy Chocolate Cake from The Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman. It sounds scrumptious in the book and looks amazing baked by Megan. Her Julia Child Halloween costume is just quite literally the icing on the cake!
  • And as last week, if you’re looking for even more bookish links, The Secret Library Blog has her post up today as well!

Book Reviews

  • Here are the individual book reviews I read this week that inspired me to consider reading the books they covered:

On The Blog

  • On Tuesday I participated in the Top Ten Tuesday Halloween freebie topic and posted a list of 10 Books I Want To Read Featuring Witches. This way I have my list ready for next Halloween, when I’ll hopefully be writing up reviews of each title (and maybe some new ones published in the meantime).
  • On Friday I published my first Nonfiction November post on My Year In Nonfiction, with a list of all the nonfiction books I’ve read to date in 2017 (43 titles) and links to reviews for the ones I’ve already featured so far on the blog. You can also see what my plans are for the rest of Nonfiction November at the bottom of the post.

Other Links

  • I know somehow Starbucks holiday cups seem to be more and more controversial every year, but I really love there idea for this year. They’ve turned the cup into a portable coloring book, so you can personalize it and use it for a little stress relief. Probably not something people will do on a daily basis, but I still thought it was a clever idea.
  • I really liked this post on being single from The Stripe, because it’s very nuanced. It gets at the good, the bad and the ugly of it, both reveling in all the freedom singledom brings and not pulling any punches on the fact that many single people still ultimately really wish they could find the perfect happy relationship.

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

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  14 comments for “Links I Loved This Week – 11/05/17

  1. November 6, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I’ve read The Last hours only but I want to read See what I have done! Happy week!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. November 6, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Thank you so much for the link! I hadn’t seen the Starbucks cups before now, I think the idea is cute!! 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  3. November 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for linking to my TTT post on Haunted House Novels! I can’t wait to hear more about the Thanksgiving Readathon…

    Have a great reading week!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. November 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks (as always) for linking to me!!! I ended up skipping BOTM this month – I’m not big on celeb-authored books, as a rule I hate magical realism, and I’m not interested in Artemis… the only one that tempted me was the Erdrich but I’ve been burned by so many bad dystopias lately. So I’ll be very curious to see what you think!

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    • November 7, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      I’ll let you know how it is. I really didn’t like The Round House (DNFed it in fact) so I was skeptical but I thought I’d give Erdrich one more try.

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  5. November 6, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you for promoting my post!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. November 10, 2017 at 1:20 am

    SO excited about the Thanksgiving Readathon – can’t wait for more info!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 10, 2017 at 1:29 am

      Yay! So glad you’re excited! It’s our first time running it officially so we’re hoping to see good participation. It’s meant to be flexible, so you can dedicate as much time and effort to it as you want. We realize people will be traveling and with family of course. The official announcement posts will be next Wednesday, and the kickoff will be a week after that.


  7. November 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Ooh, I’m excited for your Thanksgiving read-a-thon! I’m not travelling this year, so hopefully I’ll be able to join in 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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