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…
- Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I actually participated myself in this week’s topic – Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes (full list of links here). Here’s my post focusing on quotes from my classic literature. My favorite posts from other book bloggers included those on: Owls Reads, A Dance With Books, She Reads Novels, Literary Weaponry, Rants And Raves Of A Bibliophile, Upside-Down Books, Flavia The Bibliophile, Sarah’s Book Shelves and Book Haven.
- Between this past week and the week before, it was the time for February 2018 Wrap-Ups, and as usual you all delivered. Wrap-Ups are the best sources of TBR list inspiration and I found plenty of options in posts by Death By Tsundoku, Sophisticated Dorkiness, Novel Visits, Lit Wit Wine Dine, The Fictional Reader, Book Bum, Pathologically Literate, Snazzy Books, Novel Gossip, Bibliophile Book Club, Reading Every Night, Greenish Bookshelf, Paige’s Pages, Cover 2 Cover Mom, Drizzle & Hurricane Books, Sarah’s Book Shelves and The Calico Books.
- 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.
- There were multiple positive reviews of books I included in my March Releases list earlier in the month that are making me even more eager to read them, including this review from Read Eat Sleep Repeat on thriller Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney and two reviews on It’s Book Talk and Doing Dewey for true crime title I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara.
- 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.
- And as always, if you’re looking for even more bookish links, The Secret Library Book Blog had her post up as well!
- Here are the individual book reviews I read this week that inspired me to consider reading the books they covered:
- Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett on Belle Of The Literati (historical fiction)
- The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard on Keeper Of Pages (thriller)
- Among The Branded by Linda Smolkin on Over The Rainbow Book Blog (contemporary fiction)
- Island Of Sweet Pies And Soldiers by Sara Ackerman on Reading Ladies Book Club (historical fiction)
- We Were The Salt Of The Sea by Roxanne Bouchard on Jo’s Book Blog (mystery)
- The Book Of Strange New Things by Michel Faber on Bibliobeth (sci-fi)
- A Closed And Common Orbit by Becky Chambers on Book Open (sci-fi)
- 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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