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20 Things This Week

20 Things This Week

Here’s a look at some interesting things we read/ saw / thought / did last week.


ONE+ It’s Banned Books Week … here are 7 Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week.

TWO+ Didya know September is National Translation Month? Which translated novel is one of your faves? Check out this year’s Winners of the Best Translated Book Awards.

THREE+ The National Book Awards longlists are out! I’ve only read 1 of the fiction titles, An American Marriage, Tayari Jones (loved it) – have you read any of them? Which one are you rooting for to win?

FOUR+ The Man Book Prize shortlist was also announced. Have you read any of the nominees? I’m currently reading Washington Black, Esi Edugyan and haven’t read any of the others.

FIVE+ Yes – 7 Reasons Fall Is The Absolute Best Season For Reading … it’s the coziest time of year!

SIX+ Are these really The Must-Read Books of Fall 2018? Well, there are certainly a few books on there that I’d like to read – like, My Sister the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite.

SEVEN+ What do you think of Reese Witherspoon’s Technique for Scheduling Time to Read?

EIGHT+ After reading though 10 Great Books: My Most Recommended Titles … none of which I’ve read .. I feel like I might make my own list one of these days.

NINE+ Sadly, this list of 11 YA Books with Little to No Romance is necessary! When reading books with my teens, I honestly just want a good story sans romance.

TEN+ Anatomy of a Book Review: Tips for Writing a Good Book Review is definitely worth reading (if you write book reviews).

Cozy Fall Reading

ELEVEN+ Love this idea … You Could Run a Bookstore by the Sea: The Open Book Scotland … for a week or 2. This is an AirBnB – with a 2 year waiting list!

TWELVE+ I can’t say that I’m going to get into podcasts anytime soon, but the recommendations from In the Mood: Our Favorite Podcasts has some that I think I might like – like Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell. Have you listened to any of these? Which other ones would you recommend?

THIRTEEN+ And oh those poor, poor Unfortunate Covers of Your Favorite Books: Part 6 (Sequel Edition)!


Cozy Fall

FOURTEEN+ Here are some tips on How to Boost User Engagement on Your Blog.

FIFTEEN+ And Some career advice worth reading.

SIXTEEN+ Some bloggers shared A Day in the Life of a Blogger – and it’s always so interesting to see how different everyone’s day is from mine.

SEVENTEEN+ I’ve been looking into improving my skin care routine, and got a ton of inspiration from Finally Mastering My Oily Skin: Current Skincare/Makeup Routine
and Nighttime Skin Care Routine: What Order You Should Apply Product.

EIGHTEEN+ Check out these 15 Adult Lunchables So Good They’ll Make You Excited for Work.

NINETEEN+ Odds & Ends: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet just saved my sanity!

TWENTY+ This is one of my favorite Fall House Tours because of all the gorgeous colors of autumn representing. My own home s way more minimal because I’m fighting a war against kinck knacks.

Do you decorate your home for the holiday seasons?

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