Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
Monday, November 27, 2023
Here are the books I added to my TBR this month.
Red Sauce, Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey by Felicity Cloake, recommended by LouLouReads.
A Kind of Magic by Anna Spargo-Ryan, recommended by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best.
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert, recommended by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback.
No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard C. Schwartz, recommended by Lory at Entering the Enchanted Castle.
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery, recommended by Liz at Adventures at Reading, Running, and Working from Home.
Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell, recommended by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best.
Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Even Trying by Light Watkins, recommended by Laura at Reading in Bed.
The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk, recommended by Brona at Brona's Books.
Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit, considered by Reese at Typings.
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen, recommended by Lory at Entering the Enchanted Castle.
Pray First by Chris Hodges, recommended by Anne at Head Full of Books.
The Unofficial Countryside by Richard Mabey, recommended by Liz at Adventures at Reading, Running, and Working from Home.
Time to Write by Emily Winslow, recommended by Shoe's Seeds and Stories.
Write Out Loud by Naomi Nakashima, recommended by Shoe's Seeds and Stories.
The Way of the Fearless Writer by Beth Kempton, recommended by Beverley at Beverley A Baird.
What nonfiction titles did you add to your TBR this month?
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Left to right and circling down and to the right and up: Face painting at Migration Celebration at San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge for my Texas Master Naturalist group; making blueberry pie for Pi Night; my dad (middle) with my two brothers and my sister and me; Readerbuzz's 15th blogoversary; author Christina Soontornvat at the Texas Library Association Conference; my sister, brother-in-law, my husband, and me in Italy; grandkids Wyatt and Annie help me bake a cake; granddaughter Bailey with g-granddaughter Lucy and b-friend Daniel; friends and I go see Barbie; watercolors; My Favorite Books of All Time; jazz concert at the bookstore of my friend, Rae; g-kids Annie and Wyatt face off with a llama at a wildlife park; Texas Pollinator Study; Rae opens her bookstore, Rae's Reads; grandpup Jordan; Breakfast Mamas get-together; plethora of tomatoes from our garden; we visit Lisa and Ben and Lisa's parents in Chicago; oh, that fantastic backyard garden; g-granddaughter Lucy; we take a train ride with friends Mac and Karen.
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Monday, November 20, 2023
One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction is learning all kinds of things about our world which you never would have known without it. There’s the intriguing, the beautiful, the appalling, and the profound. What nonfiction book or books have impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way? Is there one book that made you rethink everything? Do you think there is a book that should be required reading for everyone? (Rebekah of )
talk to each other. Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam shared statistics that revealed the
frayed and battered state of the American community. I read both of these twenty years ago.
Love Your Enemies and Alienated America are books I ran across about four years ago, and
both of these alerted me to the ways in which our community has become even weaker
and our civil discourse has become even more strident.
In the last two years, I've focused on learning ways to talk with those I disagree with, and, to help
me, I've read I Think You're Wrong, But I'm Listening and I Never Thought of It That Way.
I welcome any other book recommendations you might share with me.