Links I Loved This Week – 03/11/2018

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

I’ve had an exceptionally productive weekend – don’t you just love the feeling of that? I’m all set up for this coming week and even stopped by Eataly this evening to pick up some real italian groceries for the week, including lots of my favorite – prosciutto cotto. I also have a great book event to look forward to on Friday with author Jade Chang of The Wangs Vs. The World, and hope to get an extra signed copy of her book to give away to one of my readers.

Since I skipped Links I Loved last week due to an impromptu Oscars get-together, you’ll find links for both this past week and the week before in today’s post. I’m hoping to pick up my posting frequency on my own blog asap, and this week I’ll be featuring a guest post from Megan at The Hungry Bookworm on Thursday (more details on that below).

Without further ado, here are this week’s links…

Book Posts

  • I recently read The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden for my in-real-life book club and it was quite a good read, so I was happy to see this very positive review of sequel The Girl In The Tower on Goddess In The Stacks. She says Book #2 in the series is even better than the first one, so I’m hoping to read it soon.
  • In fact I think Crystal from Goddess In The Stacks and I are on the same reading wave-length these days because she also posted a review of Fire And Fury (which I just finished listening to on audiobook) that exactly mirrored by thoughts on the book.
  • Sarah’s Book Shelves introduced a new feature in which she has real life readers (not book bloggers) share books they love and also ones they didn’t like. I think it’s a great idea and was as surprised as she was to learn that 70% of her viewership is made up of everyday readers who do not have book blogs.
  • I’m really excited to have a guest post by Megan at The Hungry Bookworm on my blog this Thursday. Her combinations of book reviews and recipes inspired by the titles she reads are a great twist on regular reviews. I just went to watch the movie version of Annihilation a week ago (it was interesting…), so I was curious to read her review of the book version coupled with this recipe for mussels with white wine and pesto (yum!).
  • Little Women seems to be everywhere these days, what with the movie AND TV adaptations coming up in 2018. I’m sad that I’ll never be able to experience the book again for the first time (barring amnesia), but maybe I’ll look into a few of the titles on this book list by Off The Shelf on 12 Books To Read If You Love Little Women.

Book Reviews

On The Blog

  • I was really happy to get a post up this week on one of the author events I went to in December of last year featuring Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon. It was my first official author event as a book blogger and definitely made me hungry for more. I included reviews of a novel from each of the authors as well – Swing Time for Zadie Smith and Moonglow for Michael Chabon.
  • For this week, in addition to the Hungry Bookworm guest post that will follow Megan’s usual structure with a book review and recipe combination, I will be publishing my December 2017 Book Of The Month reviews for The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, The English Wife by Lauren Willig and 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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  25 comments for “Links I Loved This Week – 03/11/2018

  1. March 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks for the link and shout out, hope you get to read I’ll Be Gone In the Dark soon!!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Susie | Novel Visits
    March 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Another impressive list of links and thank you so much for including me. Little Women was one of my favorite books as a child. (I think I read it 5 or 6 times.) I’ll need to check out the link because I’m super curious what sort of books are being compared to Little Women. Have a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 15, 2018 at 3:21 am

      I know! Who wouldn’t want to read more similar novels if they do hold up to the high beacon of the original that is 😉


  3. March 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    I’m really looking forward to your guest post on my blog as well! Thanks for all the blog love ❤

    AND I'm loving that Little Women books list – my TBR is growing again!


  4. March 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm



  5. March 12, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I always look forward to your posts. Thanks for including me!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout, hope you like Sometimes I Lie as much as I did!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jo
    March 12, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for the mention! So pleased that you’re considering We Were the Salt of the Sea! 🌊

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sarah's Book Shelves
    March 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Wow – thanks for linking to so many of my posts! I’m going to check out your review of Chalk Man – I have it out from the library, but had trouble getting into it so moved onto something else. Want to see if I should go back.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 15, 2018 at 3:20 am

      I would say it was good, not great for me. Very well-executed but not as much a thriller as a mystery.


  9. March 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you so much for linking to my Feb wrap-up! I love writing those posts, they’re some of my favourites ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. March 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    ANOTHET movie version of Little Women?

    Liked by 1 person

  11. March 13, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you for including my link on your post! I find myself in the company of some of my favorite bloggers, so it made my day 🙂

    The Girl in the Tower is just as good as TBatN! The Girl in the Tower is more action packed and quick paced… definitely a different feel from TBatN. Loved them both!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. March 13, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you so much for the shoutout! I’m on my way to check out that Little Women link right now! 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  13. March 15, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Thank you for sharing my post ❤


  14. March 15, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you so much for mentioning my wrap-up, Ottavia! Now that I’m self-hosted I don’t seem to get any notifications so this was such a nice surprise! I’m woefully behind in blog hopping as my kids had three snow days last week and one this week… I love Eataly! Lucky you. I used to live very close by. Now that I’m in the burbs, I rarely make it there. Love this post as it had introduced me to some new-to-me blogs so thank you for that as well.


  15. March 21, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    What an spectacular lineup of links (per usual, of course)! Thank you so much for including me, Ottavia!! I saw the OTS post about Little Women comparisons the other day, and thought some of the books actually looked promising. Have you had a chance to look into Sometimes I Lie yet? Can’t WAIT to crack that one open!!


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