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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// Comments //

  1. I love Revisionist History! Not every episode is up my alley, but many of them are.
    And, I’m psyched for American Marriage and The Great Believers making the National Book Award longlist! I usually don’t like much on the awards lists, but this year is an exception.

    • Tanya Patrice

      Sep 24

      @Sarah thx – now I’ve definitely gotta check out the Revisionist History podcast.