Last week Bonny pleaded that I share no more book lists but I managed to find a couple more lists and some new poetry that just need to be shared!
WARNING: The following links may inspire you to add books to your “I need to read list”
The Ultimate Best Books of 2018 List A compendium of lists! FYI: I recently saw a review by David Sedaris on My Year of Rest And Relaxation and this has moved to the top spot on my list!
Presenting Book Marks Best Reviewed Books of 2018 This is nicely laid out by category!
I cannot stop thinking about the song-maps in New Poetry by Indigenous Women
That is all I have for this week! Want to see more things? Head on over to Carole’s!
On a morning when I need to get out the door to finish up some errands, so I can get the Christmas Things in the mail to the kids – your brain goes blank for a blog post, amirite?
So, this morning my things scattered!
If you have not read Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels (they are on my list to read!!) and you have not seen the brilliant adaption on HBO (you should… it is so lovely!) Perhaps you will love the Ferrante-inspired street art in Naples! I love how little the apartment buildings have changed. May we all have a Biblioteca Andreoli in our neighborhoods!
I love the Man Booker long and short lists! And, Literary Hub posted an excerpt from this year’s winner, Milkman by Anna Burns. (I am on the wait list to read this, but I am intrigued!!)
The New Yorker’s Dan Chiasson published “The Poetry I was Grateful for in 2018” and still, my list grows!
May your Thursday be full of good things! Want to see more lists? Head on over to Carole’s!
This week, my things are a few links that made me stop and look!
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NPR shared Tayari Jones favorite books of 2018…
This morning SwissMiss shared this… which made me stop and think, especially at this suggestion, “Next time I book a trip I might book it around a library I want to see.” Umm… YES! That! And, so I had to Google libraries to visit, which brought up these interesting lists:
So many libraries….so little time! But, really? I hope you are visiting your local library – often!
Want to see more lists? Head on over to Carole’s!
P.S. Sprite Writes still has openings for her Virtual Advent Tour!
Today’s is all about things I think you should not miss.
Unequal Scenes has some dramatically striking images. Looking at the images these words of Nelson Mandela are equally striking at how poorly we are doing at this: We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society.
Courtney from Be More with Less sends a truly worthwhile newsletter each month – it is always filled with such useful and thoughtful tips. However, she has a special treat starting this Saturday: 31 Days of Gifts You so Deserve – “an Advent Calendar for your inbox” I have signed up – and you should too!
I am not quite sure how I did not know about the Indie Gift-A-Long until this year (Thanks, Sarah!) The number of designers participating is incredible and there is a sale through today on patterns in their Gift-A-Long collection! The coupon code can be found in the group details.
And, there you have my three-not-to-miss things. Want to see more things? Head on over to Carole’s!
Today is all about very good things…right now good things!
Steel Cut Oat season has returned! My favorite is this recipe for Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal.
Our snowfall of the season has fizzled. Cue the rain (which is still miserable, but at least you don’t have to shovel it!)
Motrin™ for which my elbow is profoundly grateful!
There you have my somewhat lame list (although, the oats are most noteworthy!!) Want to see more lists (and probably much better ones)?? Head on over to Carole’s!