Links I Loved This Week – 11/12/17

Links I Loved From The Book World For The Week Of 11/12/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

Daylight Savings hit me HARD this week, and my usual intentions to have all my blog posts for the week (minus Links I Loved of course) written the weekend before fell through again. One day, I’m telling you. One day I’ll get there 😉

I’m really excited to have more than usual blogging and reading time during Thanksgiving week (and also resting and relaxing time as well). Really looking forward to the Thanksgiving Readathon as well, for which there will soon be more information (look out for an official announcement post on Wednesday).

I’ve been a little under the weather this weekend, so if you need me today, I’ll be under my comforter with Andy Weir’s The Martian. Onward to this week’s links!

Announcements

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 coming this Wednesday, 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

  • Don’t forget to cast your vote in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards. It ends Sunday night, so you have a few hours left to make your selections!
  • I hadn’t heard about this idea for Cookbook Clubs, in which a group of friends picks a cookbook, each makes a recipe from that book, and then brings them together for a potluck lunch or dinner. Sounds like an interesting way to explore multiple recipes and have a delicious meal with friends. May just have to try this out.
  • PopSugar shared this list of Books Being Made Into Movies In 2018, and it sounds like I’ll finally have to read Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan so I can compare.
  • Off The Shelf always has a book list or two that I end up really liking every week. This week was no exception with this list of The 13 Books You Need To Read To Understand Modern Relationships. As someone who is hoping to figure out this love life stuff in the next couple of years, it sounds more than a little intriguing.
  • 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

  • For next week, I’ll be posting a book list on World War II nonfiction for Week 3 of Nonfiction November, the full announcement for the Thanksgiving Readathon that I’m holding with Jackie from Death by Tsundoku, with rules on how to participate and a sneak peak of the giveaway. I also have an Author Spotlight of Andy Weir planned, but that will depend on if I can get through both The Martian and Artemis by the end of the week. If not, I’ll substitute with an audiobook review of Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

Other Links

  • I’m setting out again to teach myself how to knit, and this week I’ve started an infinity scarf in the round in seed stitch using this Youtube tutorial. So far so okay. My stitches are not fully uniform and polished looking yet, but it also doesn’t look bad. Knitting is hard on your hands and shoulders though. I need a massage!
  • Apparently the new Eataly in LA is so hot right now that they’ve created a pepper rating to let people know how long the wait to get in might be. That’s right, there’s a wait to get in to a market now… I badly want to go and spend all my money there, but I’m waiting it out till Angelenos calm down and it’s a more normal shopping experience. Also, in a very italian move, the whole store will be closed on Monday.
  • This article on bad dating habits based on Myers Briggs types was fascinating and unfortunately pretty spot on. My type is ESTJ, which is great for the rest of life, but a bit intense for dating.
  • As someone who has a pretty significant fear of flying, I found this post on Cupcakes And Cashmere in which she interviews an airline pilot about her fears to be extremely interesting and also a little reassuring. The fear is pretty irrational, so logic doesn’t usual make a huge difference, but it’s still good to keep in touch with how safe flying really is.

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 – 11/12/17

  1. Susie | Novel Visits
    November 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Wow! We really are on the same wave length when it comes to books. My post this week for Nonfiction November will also be featuring WWII books. It’ll be interesting to see how much we overlap!

    Thanks so much for the mention. I just love these wrap ups you do. I always find great posts that I missed.

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    • November 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Great bookish minds think alike 😉 I’ll definitely keep an eye out for your post!

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  2. November 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for linking to my TTT post and my review, Ottavia! I feel ya on the Daylight Savings-this week has been rough. I’ve also been meaning to teach myself how to knit via youtube-maybe I’ll finally start this winter. Looking forward to reading all the details about the Thanksgiving Readathon!

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    • November 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Learning to knit via YouTube is totally doable I found, but getting the right needles and yarn initially can be tricky. The sizes and weights are confusing. So I did that in an actual yarn store the first time and had an employee walk me through it, so now I feel comfortable ordering from Amazon if I want to. Would love to have you join the Readathon!

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  3. Sarah's Book Shelves
    November 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I’m excited about Anatomy of a Scandal and have it waiting for me on my Kindle! I’d been hearing some mixed things about it, so got worried, but am glad to read the great review you linked to!
    And – thanks for linking to my post and the Nonfiction November link-up!

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  4. November 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my TTT post this week. 🙂 I’m really glad you enjoyed it enough to feature it. Also I’m not surprised to hear Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer is one of Amazon’s 20 Best Books of the Year, it’s an incredible read. Do you think it’ll be one you pick up?
    Great post, and again thanks for featuring mine on here. 😀

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  5. November 12, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my review of The Wife Between Us! I’d love to hear your thoughts about it if/when you decide to read it.
    I really like how you organize these posts by category and look forward to seeing more of them!

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  6. November 13, 2017 at 9:17 am

    awww, thank you so much for the pingback! 🙂 ❤

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  7. November 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you for the link!

    This time change has been BRUTAL! We are still struggling with sleep schedules and all the darkness. A readathon under the covers sounds like heaven–but we are hosting Thanksgiving and will have small kids off of school. No rest for the weary 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!

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    • November 14, 2017 at 1:36 am

      Thanks Allison! I’m sure it’ll still be a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving for you 🙂

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  8. November 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    As always, I love this post. It’s so fun to see what you’ve found on the blogs in the past week! Yes, I am SUPER excited for our readathon. We’re so cool. 😉 I also tried to participate in the TTT, but I really struggled to figure it out. Oh well! This is how life is sometimes (and I totally did the 11/21 TTT for 11/14, so I missed that one too. Go figure. At least I’m ready for 11/21!)

    Hm. I don’t feel like my Meyers-Briggs dating advice rings true. I’m firmly an ENFJ. While I *want* to know about feelings, I never think to ask when dating. That said, I do it all the time now. I’m constantly asking David how he is. I’ve been told that can be annoying. O_o

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    • November 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      I thought I saw a Thanksgiving TTT post from you pop up in my WordPress Reader briefly today! lol funny 🙂 It must be nice to be ready for next week though.

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