Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Book Quotes

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Welcome back for another round of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can read more about Top Ten Tuesday and its previous topics here.

Up this week: Inspiring Book Quotes

Don’t we all love a good quote? I especially love the inspiring ones. This topic covers anything from quotes that inspire you, challenge you, make you think, or encourage you. I won’t give any big explanations this time around. I think the quotes speak for themselves. In no particular order…

1. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
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2.“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austentumblr_mh61ygUTtz1rmk138o1_1280

3. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – David Copperfield by Charles DickensQuotation-Charles-Dickens-advice-tomorrow-procrastination-today-time-Meetville-Quotes-269008

4. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowlingf1a4db5b4e7ea304b1283aa1471a05a9

5. “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

6. “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollInspirational-Quotes-03

7. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” – Northanger Abbey by Jane AustenQuotation-Jane-Austen-friendship-people-friends-love-nature-Meetville-Quotes-91264

8. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” – Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoyQuotation-Leo-Tolstoy-perfection-Meetville-Quotes-145157

9. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling56245c238264041e9233d51ddd20dcc0

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters You’d Like To Check In With

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Top Ten Tuesday. The glory days. I haven’t participated since 2011, so it’s high time I rejoin this event created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can read more about Top Ten Tuesday and its previous topics here.

Up this week: Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With

I wasn’t sure where to start with this one. Many of my favorite characters died within the pages of the book/series. Sure, I can ponder the ideas of the afterlife and heaven/hell, but that’s another conversation entirely. For this post, let’s focus on the living. Also, please note that there are spoilers in my list. In no particular order…

1. Kathy, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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If ever there was a character I just wanted to hold, it was Kathy. Ishiguro knows how to stick it where it hurts with the feels, and he accomplished this multiple times with Never Let Me Go. With her two closest friends “expired,” Kathy is left to continue life as a carer, and after that there is no resolve. What becomes of her isn’t clear. She gets to live where he friends don’t, but what kind of life is that when everyone you care about is gone and you have no ultimate control over your life? Perhaps she really had no time considering it was all designed for her. I don’t expect a happy ending for dear Kathy, but I’d still like to hear more than what was given. I’d like to hope she got something for herself that was real.

2. Margo Dunne, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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While Amy Elliott Dunne had her own (questionable) form of strength, Margo held it all together with a single look. Perhaps her point never got across (or the several points, rather), but her brother Nick would have been utterly lost without her. It’s never clear what happens to the unhappily married couple at the end, but I can only imagine Margo didn’t take any shit from either of them after Amy’s charades. I’d like to hear all about it over a drink at the bar.

3. Hannah Lee, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
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Hannah Lee is the perceptive little sister in Everything I Never Told You. She observes everything going on around her, and these observations drive the novel to its conclusion. She’s the piece of the puzzle that the family doesn’t realize is missing until they open their eyes. I think a lot about the fragile innocence of children and how quickly it can be shattered by adults simply not thinking clearly. She has all the answers where those older come up short. I’d like to meet adult Hannah and see what became of her life after she had more time to heal from the loss of her sister. I’d also like to see what kind of parent she became, provided she took the parenting route.

4. Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
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It’s hard to think about characters in the Harry Potter series when the futures I’d care most about involve dead characters. Focusing on the living, I look to Luna Lovegood. She’s the total giving-zero-fucks package, and her future is the most fascinating. Rowling outlined the futures of the main characters, including Luna, but she didn’t get into the details. Luna marries and has twin boys, but I’d love to hear more about her adventures with her husband Rolf and as a Magizoologist. She’s the ultimate badass wrapped up in a quirky exterior. I can’t imagine she experienced a dull day in her life, at least not from what she’d tell you.

5. Pippa, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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I’d like to think that Theo got enough time to tell his story in The Goldfinch, but so much was left unsaid for Pippa. I certainly don’t need a happy ending for everyone, but I’d like one for Pippa. Unrequited love is hard, but that doesn’t make it easier for the person on the other end of the situation. She was a good friend to Theo when and how she could be, and that’s something he needed more than for his romantic feelings to be returned.

6. Haymitch Abernathy, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
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Who doesn’t want to know more about Haymitch? I see him being somewhere between drunk and sober. You know, not quite full, but feeling pretty good. And he’s far too brilliant alone, so I hope he doesn’t spoil himself by getting married. Unless it’s to me. I know that’s why he’s got his thumb up.

7. Lady Brett Ashley, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Lady Brett Ashley is the type of woman who needs to make sure everyone in the room is paying attention to her at her best friend’s party. She’s engaged, but that’s not good enough for her. She needs suitors on top of “the one” to ensure she’ll never run out of options. I’d be curious to find out if she actually ends up with him, and if so, how was the marriage? Many people don’t like Brett because of her mannerisms, but I find her to be rather fascinating. Despite how much she’s disliked, she holds the power, which brings back the debate of whether it’s better to be loved or feared.

8. Jane and Charles Bingley, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Elizabeth and Darcy have their story wrapped up in a bow by the end of Pride and Prejudice, but what about Jane and Bingley?

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Okay, obviously there was kissing, but what about the rest of it? I’m sure they’re irrevocably happy and all that (whatever, gross), but I need more. You never get a good sense of what these two will be like in private. They are the ultimate SAP (Socially Awkward Penguin) couple. I need it confirmed that it was just as awkward after the proposals and marriages as it was before, and I mean that in the very best of ways. Everyone enjoys a good others-tried-to-sabotage-us-but-we-prevailed love story.

9. Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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I understand that Go Set A Watchman is coming out soon and might answer any question I have about Scout’s future, but that didn’t stop me from bringing it up here anyway. Some might think Scout and Jem were too young to be learning about the injustices of the world at the time, but it makes me all the more curious to find out what became of them after the novels end. Scout had trouble accepting things for what they were, and rightfully so. Her youthful curiosities and rejection of harsh realities makes me hopeful that she went on to fight injustice in later years. I hope she was some form of activist, or in the very least never found comfort in silence when there was so much more to be said.

10. Pammy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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When people think about The Great Gatsby, Pammy Buchanan probably isn’t who comes to mind. Perhaps I wouldn’t want to have a conversation with her years down the road from the time of the novel, but I would want to know what became of her. Was she in any way like her parents, or did she break free from their lavish yet disturbing lifestyle? Did she forever grow up as an item to be shown off by her mother, or was the rift mended? Little Pammy grew up in a rather dysfunctional home, and I can only hope that she broke free from the numbness of her childhood.

 

Be sure to check back next week for another round of Top Ten Tuesday.

Which character/s would you like to check in with?

The Classics Club Spin #9

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Update: The Classics Club gods have spoken! The winning number for this spin is #2. That means I’ll be reading Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. I’m excited to get back into the world of Dickens. Hope everyone else got a book they’re excited to read!

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The Classics Club is back with another round of The Classics Spin #9.

*cue excitement*

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This event is designed to encourage Classics Club members to read a classic book within a certain amount of time. The catch? You don’t know what you’re going to get! Okay, you have some idea considering you’re picking the classics, but the result is in the hands of the magical spinner. We are to each list twenty books, and on Monday, April 6th the moderators will randomly select a number. Whatever book coincides with that number is the book we have to read by May 15th.

I don’t have my choices in any certain order this time around, but I will say that there are a collection of classics I really want to read, a few I’m “dreading” due to size, and some by authors whom I adore (*cough* Dickens) and want to read more. There are also a few children’s classics in there that I still haven’t read.

Let’s roll.

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My List:
1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
2. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens – WINNER
3. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
4. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
5. Beloved by Toni Morrison
6. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
8. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
9. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
11. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
13. The Iliad by Homer
14. The Odyssey by Homer
15. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
16. Dubliners by James Joyce
17. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
18. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
20. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Happy reading to all participants!

What book do you most want to read from your list?

The Pollan Family Table Review & Giveaway

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Update: This giveaway has ended. The winner of the cookbook is Jancee! Thank you all for signing up. I hope you find access to this amazing book and get something out of it like I did.

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Title: The Pollan Family Table
Authors:
Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan
Genre:
Nonfiction/Cookbook
Published Date: 2014

Note: I received this book from the publisher for review and giveaway. Thoughts are my own and not altered by receiving the book.

Overview (Barnes & Noble):

A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family—with a foreword from Michael Pollan.

In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring families back to the table.

Get ready to set up the largest dinner table you’ve even seen because the Pollan family is here! Okay, not literally, but nevertheless I’m excited to write about The Pollan Family Table cookbook. A lot of people know about Michael Pollan, author of books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, but there’s more to Pollan family than Michael’s perspective, and this cookbook proves it. Mother Corky and sisters Lori, Dana, and Tracy bring to life the founding principles behind this healthy, insightful and humorous family.

My favorite part about this cookbook is the family emphasis on health. Their grandfather’s legacy of picking fresh fruit from the garden because “it just tasted better” provided a foundation that the family carries on to this day. The Pollan philosophy is “to try and pick the healthiest options [their] budget will allow,” and they opt for organic, grass-fed, and free-range products whenever possible. I understand the importance of healthy food and learning about food after working for a healthy food and supplement company for the past seven years. From my understanding, the Pollan family is doing food right.

Another key point of the cookbook is the discussion on “the communal meal.” The family deems it necessary for everyone, meaning all 21 members of the family, to come together regularly for a meal and family time. This involved building a larger table, and eventually a larger room. There are no kid’s tables in this family, and I think that’s genius. Even better, they focus on making meals that both adults and kids will enjoy. In short, they make food fun.

Aside from the important family dynamic outlined in the book, it also offers a “Market” and “Pantry” shopping list for each recipe to help shoppers figure out where to get their ingredients. This is especially helpful for those who are new to the concept of dinner around the table rather than out of a box or in a restaurant. They also include lists of pantry staples and necessary utensils to help keep your kitchen stocked with everything you’ll need on hand.

I am by no means a food photographer (my Instagram proves that) so I didn’t include any pictures, but I will say that this is the best cookbook to use when looking for a variety of recipes with easy-to-use guides. The book includes recipes for both meat lovers and vegetarians, and you’ll also fall in love with the dessert section. I mean, Orange Cake and S’mores Cookies are kind of essential to life. Even the healthiest eaters deserve a treat every so often.

I didn’t get a chance to try most of these recipes before starting my Whole30 challenge in January, but I’m excited to make the rest of the recipes now that I’m back to a more open-minded meal plan. This is the only cookbook I’ve come across apart from the Harry Potter Cookbook that I’ve wanted to make everything out of. If that doesn’t tell you everything, I don’t know what will.

In short, I’m ready to be invited to the Pollan’s house for dinner. I wouldn’t mind being adopted as their twenty-second family member. I’ll even bring my own chair, and more dessert.

Favorite Quotes

Corporations don’t cook as well as humans do.

The family meal is the nursery of democracy.

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Discussion Questions:
What’s your dinner table like?

How would you like to improve dinnertime in your home?


GIVEAWAY TIME!

The publisher has generously donated an additional copy of The Pollan Family Table for giveaway. This is definitely a cookbook you’ll want in your home.

TO ENTER:
Comment on this post with your email address and something relating to The Pollan Family Cookbook. You can answer one of my discussion questions or come up with something of your own. Earn a bonus point by following me on Twitter.

The giveaway will end on Sunday, February 8th at 11:59pm Eastern. I will contact the winner the following day.

The Mime Order Review & Giveaway

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Update: This giveaway has ended. The winner is Ashley of City Girl Scapes! Thank you all for signing up!

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Welcome to the Lost Generation Blog Tour stop for The Mime Order! I’m happy to be back on the tour to review the second book in one of my favorite series. There have been some fantastic reviews already and I anticipate more, so check out the other blogs listed in the image above. You can visit this site for more information, and click here for my review of The Bone Season.

The marvelous team at Bloomsbury decided to do something extra fun this time around. Each reviewer had the option of getting a special image made with their aura surrounding them based on your type of Clairvoyance. A brief description of the seven orders are as follows:

I. Soothsayers – Purple – Require ritual objects called numa to connect with the æther
II. Augurs – Blue – Use organic matter, or elements, to connect with the æther
III. Mediums – Green – Connect with the æther through spiritual possession
IV. Sensors – Yellow – Privy to the æther on a sensory and linguistic level
V.  Guardians – Orange – Have a higher degree of control over spirits
VI.  Furies – Orange-red – Subject to internal change when connecting with the aether

VII. Jumpers – Red – Able to affect the aether outside their own physical limits

You can read more about auras here. Personally, I’m a Medium with a green aura. I think it suits me well.

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Now, time for a little review and giveaway…


The Mime Order

Title: The Mime Order
Author:
Samantha Shannon
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Genre:
Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal
Source: ARC from Publisher
Published Date: 2015
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Overview (Amazon):

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.

Upon my reread of The Bone Season before starting this book, I asked myself at one point, “How is this going to make it through seven books?” Well, I shut up quickly after reading The Mime Order. That’s not to say anything about Samantha Shannon’s imagination, because it’s been made clear by just one book that she has a vivid and extensive one, but I didn’t realize how deep this story could go.

That being said, I’m in love… again. The characters, the setting, the plot twists, I’m hooked. Protagonist/heroine/lady-badass-voyant Paige Mahoney proves once again that she doesn’t need a man to be strong. Sure, she has support, and help occurs, but her stubborn edge and determination for a better world drive her to push forward and make her own rules. Not even Jaxon Hall is able to hold her back for long, and for good reason.

When Jaxon refuses to help Paige bring Scion down and fight for what’s right she decides to take matters into her own hands. This helps shape the other characters, especially the other members of the Seven Seals. It shows them all in a more human light rather than puppets to the same master. They help Paige out of respect for and faith in her rather than living in fear of Jaxon. True friendship in a world of terror and deceit is beyond valuable.

One of the main plots in book two of this sensational series revolves around protecting voyants from humans, Rephaim, and Emim as humans find more ways to detect voyants and the Rephaim/Emim begin to appear in Scion. They also are in search of a new Underlord/Underqueen due to spoilery circumstances. I don’t want to give away the biggest plots in detail and get too far down the voyant hole, but I will say that the progression of these main plots floored me. Especially that ending. Do you hear me, Samantha? YOU. FLOORED. ME. WHAT. THE. EFF. WAS. THAT.

Moving on to another matter: Warden. Where is he? What’s going on? Well, he shows up, make no mistake of that. I appreciated Paige having her own time to shine before the reintroduction of Warden. He wasn’t gone as long as I thought he would be, but I appreciated the way in which he returned. It speaks volumes to have a character duo helping each other out rather than one being weak and the other taking care of everything. It’s an intensely human quality that I find lacking in many other series out there. Then again, Shannon is clever and *ahem* realistic, so of course she’d get this one right. What am I saying? She got it all right.

In conclusion, this book presents an in-depth look of the inner workings of Scion as well as how corruption and deception exists within every cohort, every species. Alas, no light without a dark. The Mime Order ends with even more darkness, but the light has not completely gone out. There is hope for Scion, and it lies with one little dreamer having a huge reason to push forward.

Favorite Character
This might come as a surprise considering my praise of Paige and others, but Jaxon is actually my favorite character. I love a well written villain, and his manipulation mixed with how he always has another plan to move forward with if something doesn’t go his way works for him. I won’t be surprised if he’s taken down eventually, but for now he’s fighting to keep things his way. And I admire his ability to stir up trouble. Just when you think you know what he’s about, you’re wrong. I’ve learned not to assume his motives or allegiances too quickly after getting through this book.


GIVEAWAY TIME!

THE RULES:
1. You must be 13 years or older to participate.
2. You do not need a blog to participate.
3. The book must be shipped to a United States address.
4. Winner will be picked using random.org.

TO ENTER:
Comment on this post with your email address and something relating to The Bone Season series. You can talk about who you would cast for certain characters, what you think about this type of world Shannon built, or even simply state that you’re interested in the series and want to read the books. Anything you want! Bonus point for making it fun. Another bonus point for following me on Twitter.

The giveaway will end on Tuesday, January 20th at 11:59pm Eastern. I will contact the winner on Wednesday.

Bout of Books Scavenger Hunt

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Stefani of Caught Read Handed hosting a scavenger hunt as part of Bout of Books. Full rules are at her blog, but the gist is to find seven books based on her qualifications. There was quite the hunt for a couple of these, but I’m fond of my choices. My responses are as follows…

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1. Find an author with the same initials as you
At Home In The World by Joyce Maynard

2. Find a book with the color yellow on it
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

3. Find an author’s name with the letter “S” in it
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

4. Find a book with a female protagonist
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

5. Find the longest book you own
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (1157 pages)

6. Find a book with a map in it or on it
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Note: This book isn’t published yet and I don’t feel comfortable spoiling anything with a map, but I promise there is a map (perhaps more than one) inside this glorious book.

7. Find a book with a face on it (photograph or illustrated)
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Bonus: Find something on your shelf that isn’t a book.
Dickens and Dalek get together on the shelves from time to time for a battle of sass and wit.
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Feel free to share your responses in the comments or link up your own posts.

Bout of Books Readathon Goals

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I’m a little late to the game today. Work, dinner, and chores have kept me busy, but I’m excited to be here with all of you fabulous bloggers! I’m much more active over the weekends due to my work schedule, but I’ll do what I can for these first few days as well. I’ve included my readathon goals and book list below. I changed the list from my initial post due to not thinking about the fact that I’m participating in Jazz Age January this month.

My Bout of Books Goals
1. Read at least 5 books.
2. Follow 10+ new bloggers on social media.
3. Comment on 10+ blogger pages during the event.
4. Participate in 3+ challenges and/or Twitter chats.

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My Reading List
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Winterspell by Claire Legrand
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Bout of Books participants: What are some of your goals, and what books are you looking forward to reading?

Jazz Age January Reading Event

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Welcome to Jazz Age January! This reading event is being hosted once again by the fabulous Leah of Books Speak Volumes. It centers around all things Jazz Age, from novels written by Jazz Age writers to non-fiction about the 20s and contemporary fiction set in the 20s. Books must be read and reviewed during the month of January. More information can be found at Leah’s post here.

While I participated in this event last year by reading a few books, I didn’t get around to reviewing any of them. I hope to change that this time around. I’m also hoping to get through more titles. I have seven on my list for this month including a collection of fiction and nonfiction. My favorites (Hemingway & Fitzgerald) are present as well as a few authors I haven’t read yet.

My List:
True At First Light by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway: The Paris Years by Michael Reynolds
A Short Autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zelda by Nancy Mitford
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Wasteland & Other Poems by T.S. Eliot

I’ll post more as the event goes on. Hope everyone participating has a nifty time!

Participants: What are you most looking forward to reading?

Bout of Books Readathon

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Welcome to my “sign up” post for the Bout of Books Readathon! This is the 12th round of Bout of Books and my 3rd time participating. For more information about this reading event…

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5thth and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My Reading List:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Quiet by Susan Cain
Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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Can’t wait to get started! See you all on January 5th!

Bout of Books participants: What’s are you most looking forward to reading?
(Feel free to leave a link to your post as well.)

Thankfully Reading Weekend

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Thankfully Reading Weekend has arrived! This event is hosted by Jenn’s Bookshelves and is perfect for those spending the holiday weekend at home. There are no rules or reading hours required for this event. The point is to simply relax and enjoy however many books you choose to get through from November 27-30.

I have a fabulous collection on deck for this weekend. I planned on reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer and **** (The Anatomy of Melancholy) by Matthew Selwyn as my reward for “winning” National Novel Writing Month (aka writing 50,000 words in November). I’ll either finish that goal before bed tonight or tomorrow morning before reading, but either way those books came at the perfect time since I have very little plans this weekend.

I’m also going to read All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon. I’ve heard so many positive reviews of Doerr’s novel, and I got pretty obsessed with Shannon’s series when reading The Bone Season (see my review here) for the book tour. If you haven’t started reading this series yet then you really need to get on board.

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Happy reading weekend to all!

What are YOU reading this weekend?

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