Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits


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 you said there’d be book deals?!” Keep on scrolling down for those.)

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  • So excited to watch this show (the movie is one of my all-time favorites!).
  • The creators of Stranger Things released this “teaser trailer” recently. It was effective. I feel teased (and SO happy about the return of Hopper). So ready for Season 4 to come out! (There’s no release date, creators have only said it will come out “sometime in 2020.”)
  • This past Saturday, I got to meet up with the Dallas Bookstagrammer group for our (about) quarterly lunch and book swap. These ladies are all such wonderful people, and I feel so lucky to be able to know and interact with each one of them (plus the book talk is not too shabby either).
  • Apparently, this is the latest must-have Trader Joe’s item (and Costco has them too). Anyone know what the draw is for these plants?
  • True Grit is one of my favorite books and I was so sad to hear about the death of the author, Charles Portis. Really loved this tribute (originally published in 2013).
  • Since Monday was a Holiday for President’s Day, we went to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science as a family and spent the day exploring. We have a Family Membership which I find is so worth it (especially during the summer months!).

Weekend Reading: Long Bright River by Liz Moore

New on the Blog

Book Review: The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale (with book-inspired recipe for Duck Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers) – With serious vibes from books like Charles Portis’ True Grit, Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses, this compelling and well-written Texas tale was one of my favorites of 2019. Plus, a book-inspired recipe! {pin this post}

Reading Report: Mini Reviews of Recent Reads – I am still catching up on book reviews from December! Don’t miss my (short) reviews of 9 recent reads. {pin this post}

4 Books to Read if You (Think You) Hate Romance – Sarah Slusher of the pop culture blog, Really Into This, penned this guest post suggesting a few good books to reach for if you are not sure where to start in the romance genre. {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!

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker

The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

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