During the first week of Nonfiction November, I finished four nonfiction books. I've heard about Kermit Lynch's Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France for years, and now I know why...it is a great travel book for anyone interested in knowing more about wine. Bonnie at Bonnie's Books recommended If God is Love Don't Be a Jerk, and it sounded so wonderful that I bought it the same day. If you, like me, are worried about the contemporary Christian church and its ties to right-wing politics, you might be interested in reading this book. I'm slowly making my way through David Copperfield, and it seemed like the right time to read a little more about the author, so I picked up What's So Special about Dickens? It is aimed at the middle school crowd, but it hit just the right notes for me. And Extraordinary Insects told me every cool fact I've always wanted to know about bugs. Even if you aren't an insect person, you might find this book fascinating.
The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher
On Animals by Susan Orlean
Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
I've been creating a library for our naturalist group for over a year. I had to find books, sort them, catalog them, and label them. This week I finally wrapped up the project, and I will be placing them on a new bookshelf at the meeting room of our Texas Master Naturalist group soon.
I've managed to find and read 69 of the Cybils nominees for Fiction Picture Books and Board Books so far. That sounds good, right? Until you learn that I have to find and read a total of 251 books...
I'm delighted to see that Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves will again be hosting the Thankfully Reading Weekend November 24 through 28. No rules...just hoping to get some good solid reading time in. To join in, sign up here.
Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:
Good Thing #1
No traveling this week!
Good Thing #2
I went back to my Christian meditation group for the first time since early last summer.
Good Thing #3
I went back to the Y for yoga for the first time since early 2020.
I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. It's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.