Since I’m a little behind schedule getting through this one, I’m posting questions this morning and I’ll add my answers tonight. If I’m honest, reading this one has been a bit of a mixed experience. There are parts I’ve really enjoyed, but also a few parts that I’ve found pretty boring (the history of how wagons were built, anyone?). Hopefully you’ve all found at least some parts enjoyable too! I guess I’ll find out, because here are our questions for the first half of the book: Read more »
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Author: Helen Czerski
Links: Amazon|Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: I’ve never had an intuitive grasp of physics, but Helen Czerski explained concepts in an engaging way that constantly gave me new insights into everyday phenomena.
“Our home here on Earth is messy, mutable, and full of humdrum things that we touch and modify without much thought every day. But these familiar surroundings are just the place to look if you’re interested in what makes the universe tick.”(source) Read more »
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Links: Amazon|Indiebound |Goodreads
This has the usual charm I love in Ahern’s books, with a flawed but improving protagonist and fascinating magical realism. However, it covered the same themes as her Time of My Life less well and it was a bit more heartbreaking than I expected. Definitely not my favorite of her books. Read more »
Nonfiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome nonfiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your nonfiction posts too! Read more »
It’s that time again! There are so many fantastic books coming out in the next three months and we’ve got lots of great giveaways planned for you too. I can’t wait! To check out the books that Tamara of Traveling with T and I are most looking forward too in January through March this year, hop on over to her blog and check out our list.
Author: Katherine Pancol
Source: from publisher for review
Summary: I enjoyed the writing style and many perspectives, but this was darker than the first book and the character development felt like a repeat.
“Forty-something mother of two Josephine Cortes is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghostwrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce – the result of her husband running off to Kenya to start a crocodile farm with his mistress – she is now entangled in a lie orchestrated by her sister. And just when things seem as though they can’t get any more complicated, people start turning up dead in her neighbourhood.” (Source) Read more »
Alright, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to vote for our next read in the past few days. I’m excited to announced that, by a landslide, this month’s Nonfiction Book Club read is… Read more »
Last post today, I promise! I’ve yet to pick a January Nonfiction Book Club read, so we’re going to have a quick vote over the next 48 hours. If you want to help pick what we read, be sure to vote!
As I mentioned in my post on the purpose of reading challenges, I want to be more purposeful in how I use them. To that end, I’ve changed how I pick my reading challenges. Instead of going through the many great round-ups of reading challenges (including those from GirlXOXO, Feed Your Fiction Addiction, and A Novel Challenge) and picking all the challenges that excite me most, I first picked reading goals and then picked some challenges to help me meet them. Every challenge on my list matches a reading goal and most are either hosted by a blogger I know or encourage interaction with new bloggers at least once a month. I’m also hoping having a shorter, more intentional list of challenges will make it more feasible for me to check in on my progress every month. So, with that in mind, here are my goals and challenges for the coming year. Read more »
You know, I don’t care what anyone else says – 2016 was a wonderful year. I finished my PhD and finally got to actually live with my husband. We had our 1 year anniversary and have started setting up our apartment together. I’ve started my first full time, non-academic job and while it’s been a learning curve, it’s also been pretty awesome. And, of course, there’s my blog. I’ve had my fifth blog birthday and the comments from all the fantastic people I’ve met reminded me why I love the book blogging community so much. Yes, there was also Trump, but I have faith that our community in particular will continue to fight to protect human rights for all. So I say, bring it on 2017! May the next year be as fantastic as the last. Before we move on, here’s a brief summary of what happened in 2016 here at Doing Dewey. Read more »