I saw this tag on both ReadbyRay and JamiShelves’ blogs and thought it would be a great way to think about what I want to try to achieve, reading-wise, before the end of the year.
Richard S. Kennedy, E. E. Cummings’ official biographer, compiles a selection of over 100 of the poet’s works. Covering a range of topics, each subject is introduced by Kennedy with brief biographical contextualisation and some of Cummings’ original artworks.
It’s week three of Non-Fiction November! This week’s prompt is hosted by Katie @ DoingDewey and is Be the Expert / Ask the Expert / Become the Expert. There are three ways this prompt can be approached: You can Be the Expert by recommending three books you’ve read on a specific topic; you can put a call out, so Ask the Expert, for recommendations for books on a topic; or you can attempt to Become the Expert by creating a TBR for a topic you want to learn more about.
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. The theme for October is Autumn Feels. So far this month I’ve looked at books with leaves on the cover and books I think are perfect for reading in the autumn. This week’s prompt is ‘witchy reads’, so I’m counting down six great books that feature magic and witches.
I came across this post by Sarah, who in turn was inspired by Charlotte’s series on her blog Tea Leaf Reads, and it looked like a really clever way of culling my TBR pile! The idea is to assign a book a rating based on various factors, so Charlotte rates her books by how motivated she is to read it and how interested she is in the premise, whilst Sarah adds a third factor; the average rating of her Goodreads friends. If a book gets a low rating, it’s out.
Hiram has a gift. He can remember everything, everything he has ever seen and everything that has ever happened to him. The only thing he can’t remember is his mother. When she is sold into slavery, he is separated from her at just five years old. This experience bestows upon him a power that he is yet to understand the full greatness of. It’s not until he experiences a brush with death which urges him to seek freedom that he will learn the extent of his abilities.
It’s time for the second instalment of Non-Fiction November, and this week is hosted by Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves. For week two, we’re pairing up Fiction and Non-Fiction books. I found this prompt kind of hard actually – I didn’t realise how much the topics I read varies between fiction and non-fiction. I managed to find three pairings that I don’t think are too much of a stretch though, so let’s get into it!
Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list in the past month. I added far fewer books to my TBR in September than I have in previous months, but I think these are all going to be great reads. Quality over quantity!
October has been such a great month for me! Let’s see what I got up to, what I read, and what else I’ve been loving this month.
The year is 1935 and Stephen, along with his brother, Kits, are part of a five-strong team of mountaineers that plan to tackle one of the world’s most dangerous peaks: Kangchenjunga. Kits quite literally wants to follow in the footsteps of his idols, those that attempted the mountain in 1907, known as the Lyell Expedition. Only two survived, with five men from the expedition dying on the mountain following terrible accidents and brutal weather. Though five died, only four of them were buried. As the plucky 1935 team begin their ascent, Stephen’s excitement ebbs away and is replaced with the haunting feeling that they’re not alone on the mountain.