Link Love: July 2016

Review of the Month


This month, I had to pick a review that simply made me laugh: Jenny’s hilarious tear-down of The Little Paris Bookshop at Shelf Love. There’s no accounting for taste, as this has been an international bestseller with some rave reviews — but I think I’m going to trust Jenny’s opinion and stay far away.

Otherwise, here’s what I gathered this month — a pleasant miscellany for you to enjoy, I hope.

Reading New England

  • From Adventures of a Bibliophile, a review that might inspire me to finally read Walden.
  • At Relevant Obscurity, reading Little Women for the first time as an adult sparked some thoughtful commentary.
  • Penni of Penni’s Perceptions was enthralled by Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes, making me feel I really need to read something by this New Hampshire author.
  • Avid Series Reader reviewed two books that sound like perfect vacation reading: The Martha’s Vineyard mystery A Deadly Vineyard Holiday, and Newport, an intriguing historical mystery set in Rhode Island.
  • With his review of Presumed Puzzled, Carstairs Considers introduced me to another mystery series set in Connecticut. And he loved the start of a new series set in Vermont, Toasting Up Trouble.
  • WildMoo Books shared a review of Disappearance at Devils Rock, “a creepy novel that calls to mind the Puritan mythology of the devil living in the wilderness of New England’s forests.”
  • From Kissin’ Blue Karen, a Connecticut-based thriller that deals with memory and trauma, All Is Not Forgotten.


Blogging Matters


Adventures Abroad

  • Jean of Howling Frog Books did a fabulous multi-part summary of her trip to the UK, but my favorite installment was this one about visiting the Manor at Hemingford Grey (the real house behind the Green Knowe books by Lucy Boston).
  • An interactive map of Hidden Iceland has some surprises in store.
  • Spend the night in a historic Welsh library for some sweet literary dreams.
  • Closer to home, how a writer’s reading formed her love of New England.
  • A New England landmark is Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, The Mount. Thanks to Bibliophile by the Sea for lovely pictures.


Bookish History


Image of the Month

HedgehogsWhat are these hedgehogs doing?
Visit the British Library blog to find out.

Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer