Hemingway, Bookshelves, & Women in Space: Daily Miscellany, 3/15/19

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 KingsI’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!

Kindle Deals

Here are ten Kindle deals that I’m most excited about today!

  1. Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz
  2. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
  3. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
  4. Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King
  5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  6. The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell
  8. Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems by Mary Oliver
  9. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories by Ron Rash

Quote of the Day

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter bec.png

Discussion: Is there a specific genre that you avoid? Let me know what it is and why down in the comments!

Author: Penny Wright

Absolutely bookish.

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