Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

Valentines Day Book with Rose


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 where are the book deals?!” Scroll on down.)

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  • The Oscars was this week! I was super surprised to that Parasite won Best Picture. Now, I want to see it. Is it good?
  • Valentines Day is the perfect day to go out make a nice dinner at home with my hubby. This for dinner with this for dessert are at the top of my “recipes to try for V-Day” List.
  • I am not a huge fan of the romance book genre, but lately I have felt that maybe I just need to find the right book. I am lucky enough to know a few romance book enthusiasts who are willing to help me out and this week, Sarah from Really Into This (she’s a romance book EXPERT!) did a lovely post here on the BLP blog suggesting where to start if you (like me) think romance books are not your thing. I also really like this list of “Galentine’s Day” books from Modern Mrs. Darcy.
  • Planks are one of my favorite exercises to do, but not sure I could hold one for four hours (and live to tell about it)?!
  • I survived the Valentines Day card and treat-making activity of 2020. We did little treat bags and simple (store-bought) cards for each of my boys’ classmates. As a little something extra, I asked them each to write a nice personalized note to their teacher. It only took three trips to time out and numerous threats of depriving screen time to get them to complete the tasks (with minimal whining). Sigh.

Weekend Reading: Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Well Met Book by Jen DeLuca

New on the Blog

Recently Reading: Mini Reviews of Recent Reads – I am still catching up on book reviews from December. DECEMBER. Anyway, check out these 9 short reviews of recent reads. {pin this post}

4 Books to Read if You (Think You) Hate Romance: Guest Post by Sarah Slusher of Really Into This – When it comes to romance books, I leave it to the experts. Check out Sarah’s list of four books she thinks you ought to start with if you think this genre is not your cup of tea. {pin this post}

DIY Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte – A latte is my favorite afternoon treat. Check out my method of making lattes at home (which requires NO special tools). {pin this post}

Weekly book deals

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 deals are subject to change so act fast!

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Island of See Women by Lisa See

I Am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradbury

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

James Beard’s Theory and Practice of Good Cooking

Straight Man by Richard Russo

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

What’s happening in your slice?

3 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

  1. We’re doing a stay-home dinner, too, for Valentine’s Day! I found this recipe for lemon cream pasta that comes together in 20 minutes and in one pot, so, BOOM! Done. Making it. And, then we’re going out dancing at a local bar where a friend’s band is playing. I can’t wait!

    Planks are so hard!! We do an “after class ab blast” at the end of my Zumba class, and we always end with a plank. We started out at 30 seconds and we’ve gradually increased about 1 second per week, and now we’re at a full minute! We’re all so proud, haha. It’s easier some days than others, definitely. I don’t think I could ever do 4 hours, though! Not even 4 minutes, haha.

    1. Going out is almost never our first choice but we are pretty much home bodies. I do planks daily but yeah the whole 4-hour thing freaked me out. Guess her core is TIGHT.

  2. My 11-year-old and I waited until the last minute to do her valentines for school. The night before, my husband and I were assembling her cards/treats while she finished up her box for valentines. She’s my last in elementary school, so only one more year of the great valentine rush for school! Glad you and yours survived it 🙂

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