Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

Family Homeschool and 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 what about the great deals on books?!” Keep on scrolling.)

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  • This is the place where I talk about general life and man, how life has changed in the past week! I hope you are all healthy, safe and weathering this global crisis. Please everyone, stay home and let’s flatten the curve!
  • My kids’ Spring Break was extended by one week and distance learning starts Monday. This whole week, though, we have been doing a few learning projects like this, this and a few experiments from this book. Also, be sure to note this list of kids learning apps and subscriptions that are being offered for free during this time. Finally, I saw this list of podcasts for kids that I wanted to pass along. My hope is not just to occupy them, but to keep their young minds turning.
  • Creating good healthy meals during this time is challenging at best. However, it is actually pretty surprising what you can make with pantry staples. (Also, check out this list of pantry cooking cookbooks.)
  • Staying home for some is easy and my family is actually kind of enjoying much (not all, let’s be honest) of our new found time together. But what about people who live alone? We are doing regular FaceTime calls with friends and family and being sure to check in regularly with neighbors. Here are some other tips for being alone, but not lonely during this time.
  • Working from home has become the new normal for us all. I am used to it, but I am definitely not used to having to work with all the extra people around. I am hoping I can come up with some kind of schedule soon, but here is some good advice if you are grappling with this issue.
  • I am doing pretty much everything I can not to eat my feelings right now and so far, I am doing an ok job. On the workout front, however, I am struggling. Note all of these online fitness opportunities that are being made available right now.
  • If you need something to make you smile, click here. Here’s hoping these acts of goodness and kindness will start to overcome and overwhelm all of the awfulness we are seeing right now.

Weekend Reading

This is typically where I provide a fun photo of the book I plan on reading this weekend. However, I am having trouble focusing on books right now. So, instead, here is a book – the Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz – I reached for recently during a tough time. It’s the second in a five-book series that I love and that makes me smile. Every time.

Curse of the Spellmans audiobook

New on the Blog

5 Classic Books to Get Your Tween Excited About Reading – with all the kiddos at home right now, I wanted to put my five favorite classics for kids out into the world. {Pin this Post}

10 Books for Escaping Reality – just in case you are looking for a book to take you away (ha, aren’t we all?!). {Pin this Post}

Iced Irish Coffee Cocktail Recipe – an easy and delicious Irish cocktail for the upcoming holiday. {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 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 Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone (free with PRIME)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

True Grit by Charles Portis

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West

On a Quiet Street by J.L. Doucette (my review)

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

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

The Simple Wild by K.A.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Audiobook Deals

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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

What’s happening in YOUR slice?

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