A Week in the Books: Links I Loved the Week of 7/27/18
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I’m wrapping up an excellent reading week after having a bit of a slump. My July reading plans changed some again, but it’s been worth it to dive into The Great Believers and Us Against You. I’m looking forward to sharing reviews soon.
Here’s some of what I’ve been reading online this week:
How to host a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix viewing party – Everyday Reading
I guess I had heard that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was being adapted for the screen, but I hadn’t paid much attention. Handy that it will be on Netflix soon after I read it. I probably won’t throw a viewing party, but there are some cute ideas here!
Book-Loving Guy Turns His Massive Library Into Art And His 120k Instagram Followers Approve – Bored Panda
I’m not an Instagrammer, but I do sometimes take my own photos for the blog. Arranging a bunch of books takes more time than you’d expect. I’m impressed with this guy’s dedication and creativity.
The Link Between Exercise and Memory (and Sleep?) – Psychology Today
This little study is interesting and maybe something to keep in mind if you’re trying to learn or remember something. It seems that the optimal order for retaining something you’ve learned is learn or practice — exercise — sleep. The way these three things work together seems to be a new area of study, but it couldn’t hurt next time you need to learn something.
“I think maybe exercise changes brain architecture to improve memory, but unless you sleep you don’t see this improvement.”
There There by Tommy Orange – The Gilmore Guide to Books
Catherine always writes lovely reviews and I was particularly interested in There There by Tommy Orange. I’ve been hearing buzz about it and am adding it to my must-read list. I’m glad to have another Native American voice in literature, and I hope there will be many more to come.
The Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Book Clubs – Sarah’s Book Shelves
This is a fun way to end the week: find the best celebrity book club match for you! Sarah has a spreadsheet of celebrity book club selections. It’s fun to see which one is your best match, but I also liked seeing the full list of selections from each club. I’ve never personally followed any of these clubs, but I think they’re great if they get more people reading!
On the blog this week:
Breaks from the Mental Load: 10 Books You Can Read in Short Stretches
Thanks for sharing my link! And I love Catherine’s lovely reviews too 🙂
Off to read the memory and sleep article…I know they’re all linked and fully believe that anyway – haha!!
You’re welcome! I figure anything we can do to help our memories is important–I’m pretty sure my kids stole about 50% of mine 🙂
Fun links, Allison. I’m always so impressed with Catherine’s reviews. She has a wonderful way of wording things.
Thanks, Susie! I agree 🙂
Thank you for introducing me to the Instagrammer – I am loving his work. I might even try to attempt them myself!
I’d love to see what you come up with–it looks difficult!
Thank you so much for the shout out to There There and the kind words about my reviews! I’m still thinking about that book’s prologue. Whenever I’ve thought about racism in the U.S. I haven’t included Native Americans but what the government did to them is unconscionable.
On a lighter note, I discovered Trevino while scrolling through my IG account last night! I love the photos, but no way do I have the creativity or energy to do anything like that. I’m happy finding the time to read my books!