Twitterature (March 2013 Edition)

Welcome to the Twitterature link-up! For the lowdown, head over here, or try this Cliff Notes version: this is the place to share short, casual reviews of books you’ve been reading. (It’s fine if they’re not 140 characters; do them in a style that works for you.)

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table, Jenny Rosenstrach.

Memoir/Cookbook mashups are my favorite. If you liked A Homemade Life this one’s for you. Read it, gift it, cook it. #yum

Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity, Ray Bradbury.

What you need to write well: Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. I want to read All The Stories now that I know what inspired Bradbury to write them.

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, Alan Jacobs.

Repeat after me: Reading should be fun! I thought about abandoning this one after the 1st chapter–I’m so glad I didn’t! #bookworm

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Brené Brown.

@BreneBrown is amazing. Watch all her TED talks, read all her books. This girl can preach and you need to hear it. #mustread

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, Shauna Niequist.

I wasn’t expecting to ugly-cry my way through a book about FOOD. But good golly, this cookbook/memoir is incredible. #getitnow

It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.

Great for anyone contemplating a #Whole30. Biggest takeaway: you can DO this. Biggest downer: the words about wine. #inspiring #practical

Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Maud Hart Lovelace.

The continuing adventures of Betsy & Tacy…with Mrs. Poppy this time! She’s my favorite. Makes me nostalgic for the childhood I never had.

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  1. I so want to read Brene Brown’s book — saw it in bookstore just yesterday! I’ve been reading “Far From the Tree” by Andrew Solomon, in which he explores how parents raise and relate to children who are very different from them. He discusses 10 categories: Deaf, Dwarfs, Downs Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, Disability, Prodigies, Rape, Crime, and Transgender. Huge (900+-page), fascinating book; I’d highly recommend it.
    FYI, I have a longer review here:

  2. The Jacobs and Bradbury books sound like ones I’d like You’d already gotten me to add Brown’s books to my reading list. 🙂

    I’m confident that Niequist’s Bread and Wine will end up as one of my top reads for 2013, even though there is still so much of the year left. Such a great book.

    • Anne says:

      I think you might be right about Bread and Wine. I just picked up Bittersweet from the library: tempted to read it next even though my currently-reading stack is towering!

  3. I just watched a Brene Brown video not too long ago! Immediately loaded her book to my Kindle. Her talk really inspired me to open myself up more for my blog. I haven’t read the book yet but I’ve written a post on the beauty of vulnerability and my struggle with feelings of unworthiness going up next week. 🙂

    Can’t wait to know more of your thoughts about her book!

    • Anne says:

      I can’t wait to read your post! And if that’s a topic you’ve been thinking of then try to get to Brené Brown sooner rather than later. I’d love to hear your thoughts afterwards.

  4. Lisa says:

    The Gifts of Imperfection is one of my favorite books ever. I immediately wanted to lend it to every person I’ve ever met, and am on my way to doing so. 🙂

    • Anne says:

      Don’t be afraid, just dive in! If you’re afraid, start with Daring Greatly. I just picked up I Thought It Was Just Me from the library and I’m hoping to get started on it really soon!

  5. Breanne says:

    What a great idea! I’ll be back in April with my link up and I’ll be checking these titles out. They look like good additions to my to-read pile. =)

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