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!
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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!
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I thought this header picture with pumpkins and a pineapple would work well for this week, considering that it’s almost Halloween and it’s been absolutely tropical weather in LA. Well over 80 degrees for the past week but we have some colder weather coming soon thankfully – maybe even some rain (yes!).
I spent the weekend celebrating my birthday by going to an interactive haunted house by Creep LA on Saturday night (which was amazing and positively terrifying) and having korean barbecue for dinner with some friends. Lots of blog post writing planned for today.
I have a bit of an announcement as I’ve decided to try to create a place for book bloggers that are LA-based to share posts, info on bookish events in the area, and possibly organize get-togethers. I started a very simple Facebook group, so if you’re in LA and are interested in getting to know some other book bloggers in the area, feel free to join the Los Angeles Book Bloggers group.
Without further ado, here are this week’s links! (with a slightly updated look)
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I’ve had a pretty good week, aside from a small debacle with my rabbit getting sick on Friday (still ongoing, but hopefully he’ll be better soon). I mostly stuck to my blogging plan and made progress on my reading as well.
I read my Book Of The Month copy of Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips in one sitting, staying up till 1AM to finish it this past Sunday night. It’s under 300 pages and different from the usual thriller with the girl gone missing plot. Considering that shootings are now a sadly regular occurrence in the news, it could be triggering for some, but I found it exceptionally well done.
Book Of The Month also brought me another 5 star read this week in Killers Of The Flower Moon by David Grann. I loved its mix of history and true crime. Reviews for both Fierce Kingdom and Killers Of The Flower Moon will be up on the blog this week (along with reviews of the two other Book Of The Month books from my August delivery).
Hope all of you had a good reading/blogging/regular life week as well!
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Anyone else ready for it to actually be fall? We’re going through another unseasonable heat wave in LA at the moment, and it’s scheduled to be over 90 degrees today. Whyyyyy! The sad part is nearly every day for the next week is supposed to be over 80, so there’s no end to this in sight for now.
I can’t be the only one who is firmly a creature of Fall and Winter. All I’m waiting for is the opportunity to layer, wear chunky scarves, drink tea or cider non-stop and in general have even more excuse to scorn society for my books. There’s also just something regenerative in the cold air and the feeling of holidays approaching. This week I was able to book my flight home for Christmas to Milan and that’s also something I always look forward to. I’ll be home for two weeks, hopefully doing nothing but stuffing myself full of Italian food and reading 🙂
I enjoyed reading through everyone’s posts this week. Here are my favorite links!
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