This month started off with a fabulous Witch Week — thanks so much to everyone who contributed guest posts and participated in other ways. Be sure to visit the Master Post for links to anything you may have missed.
I then dived into Nonfiction November, which I was honored to be asked to co-host. My topic, New to My TBR, will be posting tomorrow and I hope you’ll check it out. I also announced the Reading New England readalong book, Mayflower, which will be a joint effort in December with Doing Dewey and the Nonfiction Book Club. Please consider joining us, even if you haven’t been participating in the challenge so far.
On a more somber note, after the election I had to ask Should I keep blogging? Is this a valid use of my time in today’s world? It remains an ongoing question for me every day, but for now I’m still here, and very grateful for the wonderful community I’ve found.
- I enjoyed the chance to discover three newly republished autobiographical books by Betty MacDonald, a favorite Northwest author.
- For Reading New England, I found three plays by Eugene O’Neill that share a Connecticut connection.
Other Books Read
- The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Reread
- Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rosell
- Diary of a Provincial Lady by EM Delafield – Review to come
- Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy by Rumer Godden
- The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald – Reread
- NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman – Nonfiction Book Club
- The Hitchhiker Trilogy by Douglas Adams – Reread
- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – Review to come
- Coromandel Sea Change by Rumer Godden
Other Features and Events
- For Nonfiction November, I shared thoughts about the topics Choosing Nonfiction, Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings, and Become the Expert.
- I had fun participating in the Bookish Time Travel Tag.
- For Top Ten Tuesday, I listed some of my favorite gift book ideas from the Folio Society.