It’s been exactly one week now, and I’m still sick. I’ve got a third doctor’s appointment today though, so hopefully, we can get some things figured out.
I’m currently one-third of the way through Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance, and so far I’m loving it even more than I did The Way of Kings. I’m constantly impressed by Sanderson’s writing and world-building. There’s so much detail, down to things as mundane as how grass grows, that it really draws the reader in. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that he came up with everything himself – it’s almost easier to believe he’s a timelord with a Tardis who is able to visit other worlds and write about them.
Links & Things
- For Whom the Bell Tolls was one of my first Hemingway novels that I finished, and it’s still one of my favorites. Atlas Obscura has a look at the Spanish mountains and forest where the novel takes place, and I would love to visit one day.
- Over at Food 52, they have some ideas for creative ways to store books when you’ve run out of room. This is a problem most readers have or will face at some point, so why not have a plan. I currently have stacks of books sitting on every empty surface in the house until my new local Ikea opens and I can go buy a couple of new shelves.
- I love this list from Book Riot about books featuring women and space. Sci-fi is one of my favorite genres, but it does tend to be slightly male-oriented. Thankfully, though, books that have come out in the last five years or so are definitely more equal in gender.
- I’m always on the lookout for new Booktube channels to watch, and a couple of months ago I found Chelsea Palmer’s channel. She has since become one of my favorite Booktubers, and if you haven’t watched her videos yet, I highly recommend doing so (especially if you enjoy subscription box unboxings)!
- So many people are obsessed with bullet journals for organizing their lives. If you’ve been curious, this guide from Mind Body Green is wonderful. While I prefer to use my Passion Planner over a bullet journal, this really does seem like a perfect way to stay on top of your life!
Here are ten Kindle deals that I’m most excited about today!
- Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
- Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell
- Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems by Mary Oliver
- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
- Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories by Ron Rash
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