Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

Weekly book deals


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?!” Keep on scrolling down.)

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  • We eat healthy and that requires meal planning and thinking ahead. Still, there are weeks when I need to have some nourishing “grab and go” pre-packaged snacks. Living in more of a rural/suburban area, I don’t have really close access to Trader Joe’s or other similar stores that increase our options for purchasing pre-packaged goods that are also not terrible for you. I found these at Walmart this week and they are our new favorite quick snacks (low in sugar, inexpensive and super yummy taste).
  • Love this list of true crime books which is one of my favorite genres.
  • One of my first (and most favorite) bloggers to follow was Melanie Shankle (Christian author, speaker and blogger at Big Mama). She has a new book out this week, On the Bright Side, and something interesting happened. The cover advertises a foreward by Jen Hatmaker and somehow the publisher left it out of the book. Melanie handled it with her signature grace and humor with this post (including the actual foreward written for the book).
  • Healthy eating is a focus in our house (as mentioned above) and this article about diet culture is a good reminder that as I continue my keto lifestyle, I need to be careful about how my kids perceive how we eat. Rather than subscribe my kids to my SAME way of eating, I feel it is my job to encourage they eat lots of different foods, provide ample opportunities for them to move their bodies and also stay hydrated. Here are a few ways I ensure this happens at our house.
  • For those of you who celebrate Mardi Gras, I hope you had a great one. Wednesday this week marks the start of Lent. I am giving up buying Starbucks drinks until Easter! Wish me luck.

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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!

*For a limited time, Audible is offering this deal for new members and also one for current members.

*Don’t forget, you can always browse Book Outlet for great book deals all the time!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Autumn by Ali Smith

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

El Deafo by Cece Bell

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Two Lila Bennetts by Fenton & Steinke

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Audiobook Deals

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Emma by Jane Austin

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

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