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Links I Loved This Week – 02/11/2018

Links I Loved For The Week Ending 2/11/2018 On Novels And Nonfiction

Before I get started telling you about my week, I just wanted to mention that if anyone is planning on writing a discussion post on how to fit blogging into your life when you have a full time job, please send me a link. I’m still trying to figure it out over here.

Having said that, I’ve had a very busy and productive week on the non-blogging front, but also managed to get a post with not one, but THREE book reviews in it – so I guess blogging-wise I’m doing at least okay.

On a very eventful note, early on Wednesday morning I was able to capture another domestic rabbit abandoned in an LA park and bring it to safety (my third to date just since the fall). Capturing irresponsibly released rabbits is now my side-side-gig, after blogging. You’d be amazed at how many people think it’s perfectly fine for domestic rabbits to live outdoors and that they’ll be able to fend for themselves in an urban park with raccoons, hawks and even coyotes around. Typically they last no more than a couple days unfortunately.

But onward to happier things. Here are this week’s links…

November 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Future Home Of The Living God, And Then There Were None & The Remains Of The Day

Book Of The Month November 2017 Book Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

For my November 2017 Book Of The Month selections, I picked an (at the time) new release – Future Home of the Living God – and two literary classics – one more recent and one less so. I ended up absolutely loving classic mystery And Then There Were None (and thankfully so since I hated the first Agatha Christie novel I read).

The other two books were more of a miss though. Especially The Remains Of The Day, which was highly recommended to me, but to which I had to give just 2 stars. Hopefully there are no hard feelings among Ishiguro fans out there though! Read my full reviews below.

P.S.: If you have any suggestions about which Agatha Christie mystery to tackle next, let me know in the comments.

Links I Loved This Week – 02/04/2018

Links I Loved For The Week Ending 02/04/2018

Hope everyone had a good week – both life-wise and blogging-wise. I accomplished all my primary objective in terms of blogging but my posting schedule was still a bit all over the place (as demonstrated by this Links I Loved post up on a Monday morning).

Slowly but surely I’m adjusting my blogging schedule though and figuring out what snippets of time I can dedicate to Novels And Nonfiction now that I no longer have as much time to blog on weekday mornings.

This week was a busy one in the blogging world, between January 2018 Wrap-Ups, lots of February 2018 TBR lists (not featured but keep your eyes peeled for them) and of course Book Of The Month‘s announcement of their February 2018 releases.

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

October 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Sing Unburied Sing, After The Eclipse and The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Book Of The Month October 2017 Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

Here are my October 2017 Book Of The Month reviews up on the same day I’m making my February 2018 selections – right on schedule! Well actually I’m slightly behind schedule but my November 2017 reviews will be up next week and I’m sure after that I’ll be caught up in no time! Right? Right! I like the enthusiasm.

Two of the books I picked for October 2017 turned out to be extremely popular – in fact one of them, Sing Unburied Sing, became the National Book Award winner for 2017. Can’t really beat that. Weirdly enough though I could only give each of them a ‘satisfactory’ 3-star review and ended up liking the much less well-known true crime memoir I also picked more. What can I say,? Reading is weird.

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover book per month out of five selections for a low monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’ve turned my monthly deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal. You can use my referral link to sign up if you’re interested in trying it. You’ll get your first three months for just $9.99 each plus a cute tote. And I’ll get a free book when you join. Win, win!

Links I Loved This Week – 01/28/2018

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

I still blogged less than usual this week, but some posts is better than no posts. That’s my new motto. Feel free to join me in its use. I’m already making a ton of progress on other priorities I’ve set for myself in 2018, so if my return to blogging has had some fits and starts I think that’s okay.

I’ve actually woken up every morning this past week at 6am to take a 30 to 45 minute walk (which turned into over an hour walk on Sunday), and it’s been moving the scale enough that I made my weight-loss goal for January early. However, I used to work on blog posts during that time so it’s been a bit of an adjustment to make up the blogging time elsewhere, but it’s worth it so I’m going to figure it out 🙂

I also have kept up with my Les Miserables Chapter-A-Day read-along and the new 5-year journal I bought to write in every day. It’s the little victories!

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

Links I Loved This Week – 01/21/2018

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

Hi everyone! I think I’m actually back from my blogging break for good after two weeks of posting just once per week. I have several post drafts lined up so I think I’m all set to get back to a normal schedule.

My break in Italy was very relaxing and restorative. I ate pizza al trancio to my heart’s content and read for hours on a daily basis. The cold weather helped to ‘motivate’ me to stay indoors and do absolutely nothing. I actually read 8 books in about 2 weeks and started several more. I was a reading machine!

The return to real life was a bit rough because I got the flu the week I got back, but I’m getting into a new rhythm for 2018 and am looking forward to everything I plan to accomplish both blogging-wise and not this year.

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

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