This week was freezing cold, and I cooked like crazy for the first time in a very long time. I pretty-fied my schedule graphic on my About page. I also didn’t get enough sleep, but then how do I fit in books and yoga and reading papers and experiments and food time and computer time? (That last one is a BIIIIG time-sucker, believe it or not.)
- I loved Hatchet by Gary Paulsen because of the great character development, and I’m looking forward to reading the sequels!
- I accepted the One Lovely Blog Award and passed it on to seven wonderful blogs/bloggers.
- I really liked Uglies by Scott Westerfeld because of the realistic protagonist and the exciting storyline.
- I liked Double Happiness by Tony Brasunas because of the beautiful prose, and I learned a lot about the author and about Chinese culture, geography, and history.
- Amanda @ Go Book Yourself! discussed whether Goodreads challenges really have a “bad” side in response to this article.
- Debby @ Snuggly Oranges discussed how to keep yourself unbiased and admitted that she likes to “go into books not knowing.”
- Jen @ YA Romantics looked at YA character name trends in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
- Lesley @ Books and Beautiful World shared her joy and fear of recommending books.
- She @ The Five-Eyed Bookworm got into the spirit of Chinese New Year (next Friday!) by gathering a collection of books by Chinese authors.
- Buzzfeed’s 14 Books Every Food Lover Should Read. I’ve only read one book on this list – must read more!
- Greg Mortenson talks about gratitude and failure after the scandal about his book, Three Cups of Tea.
- Charles M. Blow’s NY Times op-ed article in response to new research showing the decline of adults reading books in the U.S. resonates with me, and possibly with you, too.
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