Links I Loved This Week – 02/25/2018

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

almost had Links I Loved up on Sunday as it’s supposed to be this week, but then I ended up having a wonderful relaxing day with friends buying scented candles and having brunch at a trendy place in the Arts District here in LA instead. I think that’s a fair trade.

I’m counting my small victories along the way, like the fact I posted two ARC reviews over the past two weeks and I’ve been absolutely loving my latest Book Of The Month read – The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver – so even if I’m not meeting all my blogging goals right on target at the moment, I’m enjoying my reading life regardless.

And I have all of your amazing posts to feed my review hunger of course! Here are this week’s links…

Book Posts

  • I really enjoyed this post on Mind Joggle comparing the recent Netflix series Alias Grace to the original novel by Margaret Atwood. I’ve watched the series and thought it was extremely well done, and I wonder if I would agree with Allison’s opinion that the TV series is better than the book. That was my opinion on The Handmaid’s Tale, which I compared to the Hulu series in this post.
  • This review on Dee’s Rad Reads And Reviews of novel These Violents Delights by Victoria Namkung hit pretty close for me this week since I recently found out that an English teacher who used to teach at my high school in Milan years ago was recently fired from his job at another foreign American School for inappropriate sexual behavior with teenage students. I had heard rumors of similar actions on his part at my school back then though I luckily never experienced it first hand, but the news still came as a shock. I think reading this novel might prove cathartic for me.
  • Bookstagrams are hard work and there’s always the pressure of making sure your pictures are the most perfect and the most in-theme. I appreciated this post on Inside My Library Mind with tips and tricks for how to start and maintain your Bookstagram since mine is definitely still a work in progress.
  • I was happy to read several positive reviews of February 2018 releases (a few of which I included in my new releases post for the month), including yet another one for historical fiction novel The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah on Novel Gossip, one for contemporary fiction novel Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi on Avalinah’s Books and one for memoir I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell on A Little Book Life.
  • I was intrigued to read this review of Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson on The Hungry Bookworm because Megan seemed to not really love the novel, but I’ve heard Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy rave about it on her podcast. Now I need to find out who I agree with! Megan and I are planning a guest post exchange for March, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Book Reviews

On The Blog

  • I published a review of novel The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin this past Wednesday – I received an ARC of it last year and read it over the holidays. It was captivating in parts, mainly because of the mostly beautiful writing, but ended up falling short of the rave reviews I’d been seeing around the book blogging world. I gave it 3 stars but it was closer to 2.5.
  • For this week I have three posts that I’m working towards so we’ll see which one lands where (or at all!). One is on the author event I attended with Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon, also including reviews of Swing Time and Moonglow. I’d also like to have my March 2018 releases post up towards the end of the week. I think my December 2017 Book Of The Month reviews may wait till next week since I’m almost done with The Poisonwood Bible but still need to read The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

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

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  21 comments for “Links I Loved This Week – 02/25/2018

  1. February 26, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Great links and you really should never stop talking about Eleanor Oliphant! Have a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susie | Novel Visits
    February 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I read The Poisonwood Bible many years ago, but also loved it. It’s always fun to find a book you can be completely immersed in. Candles, brunch, and friends sound like a perfect Sunday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      It was quite perfect 🙂 And the post still got up so the world didn’t end! 😉


  3. February 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Glad to send a good recommendation your way 🙂 Wish you a nice start to the week!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. February 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Love this feature! I haven’t read The Poisonwood Bible but it’s high on my to read list, I’ve heard great things about it so I’ll look forward to your thoughts!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sarah's Book Shelves
    February 26, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Oh man…Bookstagram. It’s a constant struggle for me…mostly b/c I read on a Kindle and therefore don’t have pretty hard copies of books to take pics of. I’m trying to post at least twice a week and even that is a struggle. Going to check out this post right now…thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      I’m definitely struggling too! I want to come up with a really simple easy theme like Janel at Keeper Of Pages.


  6. February 26, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for the link! I’m planning to reread The Handmaid’s Tale soon, because I loved it years ago. This makes me think I should bite the bullet and subscribe to Hulu to watch the show 🙂

    Really looking forward to your review of Swing Time. It’s been sitting on my shelf for a while but I haven’t been motivated to pick it up.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. February 26, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. February 27, 2018 at 1:22 am

    I read Snow Falling on Cedars so long ago that I don’t remember all the details, but I still have a warm feeling when I think about it. So, yes, read it!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. February 27, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Thank you so much for including me on your list!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. February 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention! I really need to read Eleanor Oliphant soon!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. February 28, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Aw thanks for the mention!! I reviewed The Great Alone recently too! I loooved it – Kristin Hannah is amazing *starry eyes*. Looks like you had a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

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