Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Week in Which I Continue to Madly Read Cybils Nominees and Nonfiction November Comes Sadly to an End




Week 5: (Nov 28 – Dec 2) – (LoryNew to My TBR: It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!

It is the last week of Nonfiction November, and I'd like to share the nonfiction that I've added to my TBR, and thank those who shared the books:
Lori at Emerald City Book Reviews suggested several travel narratives, including Mother Tongue and The Old Ways.
Debbie at Exurbanis shared some Moving-and-Starting-Over books, including Heading Home.
Marisa at The Daily Dosage told about some happiness books including Meditations from the Mat and Happiness is a Serious Problem.
Susie at Novel Visits had ideas for great books about Paris including My Paris Kitchen and Stuff Parisians Like.
Thank you, bloggers, for these wonderful books.


What I Read Last Week
My Cybils books poured into my mailbox this week, and I was busy scurrying about to try to find a copy of the last unread books on my list. I have nine books left to read and I'm quite hopeful I can knock that down as the deadline approaches. Most years I get them all read or I only have one or two that I just couldn't find. Fingers crossed!
Of course I read and reread Cybils like crazy last week, but I also read:

Dinner with Edward is the true story of author Isabel Vincent and her unexpected and wonderful relationship with an elderly neighbor. The Children of Green Knowe, my 1001 Children's Book for November, is a gentle gothic for young readers. I hope to review both of these later today. 




What I'm Reading Now


I started Ballet Shoes, our 1001 Children's Book for December, yesterday, and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is a Bookcrossing traveling book that arrived last week. Today is supposed to be a horribly wet day, so I may spend a lot of it reading these two books.


What are you reading today?


What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

25 comments:

  1. A dreary day here too. I'll probably be doing some reading as well. Perfect weather for reading.

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    1. Yes. All I need now is a really cozy reading chair. That's what I want for Christmas.

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  2. It is cold here, and I think my heating isn't working right! Monday, I'll call for service.

    Enjoy your reading...you have some interesting books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Oh dear. I've been cold all day and our heating is working. I hope yours is fixed tomorrow.

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  3. Dinner with Edward sounds enticing! I love Green Knowe and Ballet Shoes, so I hope you enjoy them too. Is that the Sue Townsend who wrote the Adrian Mole books? Those were hilarious.

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  4. How challenging but fun it must be to have to read all those books for the Cybils! Good luck reaching the goal!

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  5. My goodness you've gotten a lot of reading done this week! I hope you get all the Cybils read

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  6. That's a lot of books you had read!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. It sounds quite astonishing---244 books so far for the Cybils.

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  7. I laughed when you mentioned adding books to your TBR pile. I realise I see it as a burden but it's also something to look forward to isn't it?!

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    1. Yes, I've gathered up my favorites. Christmas break is coming.

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  8. I am wondering why the woman went to bed for a year. Can you imagine? I hope you got a lot of reading done. I am just now getting up to make my first Christmas cookies.

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    1. She went to bed for a year after her children went off to college. She was tired. I understand that. I think we all do.

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  9. You can go to bed for a year??? Sensational idea. I think I might try it.

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  10. Dinner with Edward sounds interesting. About 15 years ago I used to visit elderly people who needed help with their housework and I made a number of friends among them. Sadly, most of them have died.

    My reading always contains a fair number of non-fiction, so maybe I should participate in next year's non-fiction November.

    As for Ballet Shoes, have you seen the TV movie? I think it was made around 10 years ago (starring Emma Watson) and I liked it, but I haven't read the book so don't know how faithful the adaptation is.

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  11. Good luck on your reading! Dinner with Edward was good, hope you enjoy.

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  12. We had a rainy day yesterday, too! A good day for getting some reading done.

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  13. Ballet Shoes brings back childhood memories of reading. My you have been busy with the reading of NF and the Cybils. Astounding reading all those books.

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  14. Good luck with all the Cybils books! I remember reading and enjoying all the Green Knowe books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  15. It is rainy and cold here so I finished a book that I've been reading for months - it was a book about books and not really meant to be read straight through). I'm close to finishing another book. Girl Who Reads

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  16. Good luck getting the last of your kids' books read! What a fun project -- though it's good that you're balancing it out with some grown-up reading too. ;)

    If you're interested in more NF books about Paris, I highly recommend Julia Child's autobiography, "My Life in France." Other than watching "Julie and Julia" I knew absolutely nothing about Julia Child, but I picked her book up on a whim a few years ago and I'm SO glad I did. The food and setting are so richly described! It's one of my all-time favorite reads.

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