Weekly Wrap-Up

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Posts This Week

A GIVEAWAY to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

Books I’ll Probably Never Read

Review of QUEEN SUGAR

Review of THE UNNATURALISTS

A Day Trip from Bath to Cardiff – A must for all Doctor Who Fans!


Around The Internet

Tonyalee asks if your giveaways are legal.

I don’t understand bookish Instagram.  I can never take interesting book pictures (or food pictures).  My Instagram is all travel photos and nature.  Now I don’t feel so alone.  Book Lovers on Instagram vs Real Life.

Roxane Gay writes the best movie review of ALL TIME of Magic Mike.


What I’m Reading

Artisan Vegan CheeseArtisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner

I heard about this book today and I bought it (Ebooks be praised!) and now I want to make EVERY.SINGLE.THING.EVER. in this book. I’m visualizing melty nacho cheese sauce and mozzerella on pizza. I’m ignoring the voice in my head that keeps bringing up the fact that I’ve never successfully made any fermented product. I’m a great mold grower but not so great with yeast. If this works I will be raving. I may even try fancy food Instagram pictures.

The Star Side of Bird HillThe Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

 

“This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live for the summer of 1989 with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah.”

LagoonLagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

I don’t even care what this one is about. It is Nnedi Okorafor. ‘Nuff said.

 

 

 

Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics, #1)Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

 

“A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.”