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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.
After last month’s video, you said you wanted the video to contain information that wasn’t here on the blog. You got it. This time I’m speaking unscripted–really unscripted, I even forgot a book!–about this month’s selections, and I even recorded the video before I wrote these 140 character reviews. (Let me know what you think.)
(Click over to YouTube if you can’t see the video here.)
in the video I also tell you a sad story about Neil Gaiman, and read my daughter’s review of Well Fed 2 from her Sunday morning newspaper.
Here’s what I’ve been reading
Speak Love: Making Your Words Matter, Annie Downs
Words have the power of life and death–so how are we using our words? Real talk about friendships, social media, and the mean girl. #speaklove
David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell
Junior high basketball, dyslexic lawyers, impressionist painters, Ivy League admissions. Gladwell examines what strength really looks like in this long-anticipated new release. #finally
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
The movie is better than the book. Or maybe the book is better than the movie? Forget the debate; just enjoy them both. #cultclassic
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
An adult fairy tale about childhood and magic and monsters. I’m in awe of the fantasy world Gaiman creates in this slim novel. My first Gaiman fiction, but not my last. #fantasy
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese, Michael Paterniti
This tangent-filled true story is about food and wine, friendship and loss, and the stories that won’t let you go. I still don’t know how I feel about the last third, but I’m still thinking about it a month later. That’s something, right? #catalonia
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat, Melissa Joulwan
My go-to cookbook of late that features paleo interpretations of international food. We haven’t made a bad recipe yet (and we’ve cooked a lot of these recipes). #kidapproved #whole30
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
Crazy and fun: Lord Peter meets Lost in Austen. My only problem: how am I going to find time to read the rest of the series? Because I definitely want to keep reading. #LitCrime
What have you been reading lately? (And what do you think of this month’s video?)
The next Twitterature link-up will be on Monday, December 16.