Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

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Slice of Life is a regular update on the latest in my life. This is where I write about my books, movies, tv, food, fashion, family or whatever subjects are on my mind that week. It’s just a little glimpse of my slice. (“But what about the great deals on books?!” Just keep on scrollin’.)

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  • Have you ever had Amish Friendship Bread? I made it this week for the first time ever. The starter requires a 10-day time investment, but I love the idea of sharing it (or the resulting yummy loaf) with friends and neighbors once it is done.
  • Looking for Mother’s Day gifts and really wanting to get these pajamas for my mom this year (plus might ask for a pair myself). Some really good Mother’s Day gift guides here and here.
  • Who watched this super fun Parks and Recreation quarantine reunion special last night?
  • We live in Texas and our governor announced plans for our state to reopen in phases starting today. For my family, we are excited to slowly start getting back to normal while still taking certain precautions like washing our hands frequently and wearing a face mask when needed. Interestingly, I think our return to normal will include quite a few of the same activities we discovered (and loved) during quarantine including not packing our schedule with tons of activities and more family walks. Also, I am happy that I have finally been able to get my reading mojo back and am ready to tackle some tougher titles (see below).

Weekend Reading: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

New on the Blog

How We Are Stretching Our Time Between Grocery Trips in Quarantine – stocking up on groceries for more than one week at a time has been a challenge for us but this is how we are doing it. {Pin this Post}

Chicken Divan Recipe – an amazingly good chicken casserole that is also low-carb, on the healthy side, and can be made mostly with pantry ingredients. {Pin this Post}

NIAW Feature Interview With Children’s Author Whitney Williams – in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, I was honored to be able to feature this amazing woman and her children’s books on embryo donation and adoption. {Pin this Post}

Amazing Book Deals

Whether I have read (and loved) it, heard about it from fellow bookish friends or actually have it on my own “to be read” list, each book below made this list because it’s on my radar (AND because it’s on sale). Note: Book bargains are subject to change so act fast!

NOTE: My weekly book deals list will soon be moved out of “Slice of Life” and onto to its own page on my site. The new book deals page will be updated (and emailed to my mailing list) on a weekly basis.

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The Dry by Jane Harper

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Fluke

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (FREE with PRIME)

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon (FREE with PRIME)

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey (FREE with PRIME)

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (free with PRIME)

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

True Grit by Charles Portis

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone (FREE with PRIME)

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Dumplin by Julie Murphy

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Audiobook Deals

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Gulp by Mary Roach

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

1984 by George Orwell

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

What’s happening in YOUR slice?

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