Here’s a look at some interesting things we read/ saw / thought / did last week plus what I’m currently reading …
ONE+ The 2018 National Book Awards Winners have been announced – The Friend, Sigrid Nunez won for Best Fiction.
TWO+ And the Best Books of the Year lists keep rolling in – Best Books of 2018 @ The Washington Post and LibraryReads Favorites of Favorites 2018. Which list do you look forward to the most each year? I’d have to say The NY Times list.
THREE+ I also really enjoy reading Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2018 for genre fiction recommendations.
FOUR+ The 2019 Tournament of Books Long List is out. Have you read any of the titles? Surprisingly, I’ve read a few.
FIVE+ I thought I was into the Christmas holidays, but then I see Tis the Season! | Holiday 2018 Plans – love it!!
SIX+ Happens to most of us – How Blogging Has Changed My Reading
SEVEN+ 32 Reader-Recommended Books to Inspire Nonreaders from Goodreads
Life and Other -ish
TWELVE+ Are you in full holiday prep mode yet? I AM!! Here’s Tasks to Do Now to Prepare for the Holidays.
SIXTEEN+ A throwback … 4 Sneaky Ways to trick Your Enemies Into Becoming Allies.
I finished The Belles, Donielle Clayton – and oooh that cliffhanger ending left me mad. I don’t like them – but at least there are only 2 books in the series, so I’ll probably pick up the 2nd book when it comes out. I decided to start on a book from my Goodreads Want to Read shelf – Temper, Nicky Drayden. Its a mix of science fiction and fantasy – and weird as heck. I just started it, so no idea whether I’ll love it or hate it. But this is one of those books where it’s helpful to read the reviews – and know a little bit of what to expect before diving in.
Do you read summaries or reviews before reading a book – or do you prefer not to know too much before-hand?