Tag: list of links

Links I Loved This Week – 12/03/17

Links I Loved For The Week Ending on 12/03/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

I’ve had a very busy and VERY bookish week (hence why this post is coming out so much later than usual). It included not one but TWO really exciting author events – a conversation between Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon at UCLA on Thursday evening and a talk by Isabelle Allende at the Skirball Center on Friday evening.

I came away with 3 amazing signed books and such a better understanding of the three authors and their writing process. Look out for my posts on each event either this week or next! And if you’re a book blogger and are based in the LA area, you can find out about more similar author events like the ones I attended this week by joining my Los Angeles Book Bloggers group on Facebook.

I also wanted to announce that the winner of the Winter Reading Giveaway I hosted with Jackie at Death By Tsundoku was Rachel at Fortified By Books. Congratulations Rachel! I’ll be sending out your prize by the end of the week.

Here are this week’s links…

Links I Loved This Week – 11/26/17

Links I Loved For The Week Ending 11/26/17 On Novels And Nonfiction

What is it about a long weekend that makes you build unrealistic dreams of getting much more done than there is time for? I definitely fell in that trap again this weekend, and though I did a lot, I didn’t even skim the surface of what I was hoping to accomplish. I’m really satisfied with having had time to relax and catch up with friends though.

Today is the last day of the Thanksgiving Readathon I’m hosting with Jackie at Death By Tsundoku and you’re still in time to join if you want to do a mini-readathon of your own! Make sure to also enter the Winter Reading Giveaway, which closes Tuesday at midnight. I didn’t realize that I would be starting my readathon with two 600-page books, so though I’ve read over 800 pages, I don’t have much to show for it in terms of book numbers. Ah well!

I’m looking forward to a particularly busy week! I’m attending not one but TWO bookish events this week, one to see Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon speak and the other to see Isabelle Allende. I’ve been sharing info on events like these on the Los Angeles Book Bloggers group I started on facebook, so if you’re based in LA and want to keep up with bookish events in the area, make sure to join!

Here are this week’s links…

Links I Loved This Week – 11/19/17

Links I Loved This Week For The Week Ending 11/19/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

Thanksgiving week is finally here! Raise your hand if, like me, you can’t wait to have 4 full days of vacation in which to rest, relax and the third and most important R – READ.

Unlike many of you who have family in the United States to catch up with during Thanksgiving, I typically tag on to a friend’s Thanksgiving meal on the day of, but the rest of the weekend is blissfully free. It’s my chance to reset before the start of the holidays, get a start on any big projects I’ve been putting off at home (filing), and this year also hopefully get ahead on my blog posts.

And of course it’s also the week of the #ThanksgivingReadathon I’m hosting with my blogging friend Jackie at Death By Tsundoku. You’ll see our kick-off posts for the readathon up tomorrow (including the link to enter our amazing Winter Reading Giveaway) and we’re hoping to see many of you create your own Sign-Up posts for the readathon between this Monday and Wednesday. You’re free to also just participate on social media. The key here is to only do what you can handle while having an amazing holiday week!

And now without further ado, onwards to this week’s links!

Links I Loved This Week – 08/05/17

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

Why the cake in the post image you ask? This week was Novels And Nonfiction’s one year anniversary! I actually created the blog in July of 2016, but my first post was on August 3rd 2016. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been blogging for a whole year (probably because I took a break from February to May due to my new job), but I do feel a lot more experienced in creating content and promoting it semi-effectively. There’s still a lot to learn but the process so far has been more than rewarding.

I’m also one week away from my well-deserved vacation home to Milan to see my family. I’m a bit undecided as to whether I’ll put blogging on hold for the week or not. Usually I go for two weeks but this time I’ll be there for just over one week, so I want to make sure I’m primarily focusing on spending time with family and eating the equivalent of my body weight in Italian food every. single. day.

Remember that you still have until this Sunday at midnight to enter my giveaway for a hardcover copy of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. For the three ways to enter, see my blog post on my May 2017 Book Of The Month reviews.

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

Links I Loved This Week – 07/28/17

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

I’m only a few weeks away from my annual trip home to Milan to visit my family for the summer, and I’m getting super excited. For anyone out there who hasn’t traveled to Italy yet – don’t go in August. I pick times during the year (August and December) when my family has more time to spend with me due to vacation, but they are pretty much the two worse times of the year to visit my home country.

In August, the mosquitoes in Italy are enormous and out in full force, and the region I’m from – Lombardy – turns into humid wetland very similar to Thailand. the area surrounding Milan is actually filled with rice paddies because the plain it sits in is surrounded by mountains that trap in moisture from the coast. Sounds picturesque but really it’s just muggy.

I typically spend all my time indoors sitting in front of the air conditioner, and you know what that means! Lots of leisurely time to read, in addition to two 11 hour flights, which also helps. I’m planning to tackle three of the biggest baddest books sitting on my TBR so stay tuned for reviews of those. In the meantime, here are this week’s links!

Links I Loved This Week – 07/21/17

Links I Loved This Week For The Week Ending On 07/21/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

It’s early morning this Friday as I write this post, and as soon as I’m finished, I’ll be heading out to the beach for a full day of solo reading in my trusty beach tent. I’m really lucky to have gotten today off work so that I can get a jumpstart on getting through most of Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari (which I will be reviewing on Monday) and also starting Into The Water by Paula Hawkins for my May 2017 Book Of The Month delivery. I’m bringing some snacks and planning on at least 5 hours of uninterrupted beach and reading time. Ready. Set. Go.

For those of us still on the weekly grind this Friday, you may find some solace and entertainment in this week’s links. Only one more day till the weekend!

%d bloggers like this: