Twitterature {August Linkup}








I have been reading like a fiend this summer!  (I’m even writing another post about it–check back here tomorrow for that).  Books have been my passport to travel, escape, education and relaxation this summer.  Here’s my latest stack of delightful reads:


Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach

I first picked this one up at the library a few months ago, and dabbled in its front pages, but I’ve started to read it in earnest.  I love that Rosenstrach includes memoir-like writing throughout the book, complimenting the recipes and beautiful photos quite nicely.  I think it might resonate more with me if I had kids, but its still a lovely book.   #foodiememoirreadersmustntmissthisone


The Body In The Transept (Dorothy Martin Mystery #1) by Jeanne Dams

I was also slow to reach for this book this summer, which was my mistake.  This mystery set in Shrewsbury small-town England has a main character as delightful as Miss Marple, but with more charm and emotional honesty.  This perfect little summer read has me happily turning its pages.  #ialwaysloveacaptivatingnarratingvoice #forthemysteryloverswhowantcharmingcharacters


The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith

I’ve been reading this one slowly the past few months.  A short volume on writing memoir, Smith is candid, blunt and informative on how to go about not just doing writing ‘exercises’, but writing with intent.  I underlined my library copy with so much pencil, I finally ordered my own copy on Amazon.  A great read for aspiring writers, and readers who love writing.  #writewhatyouknownotjustyourmorningpages  #importantreadforwriters


My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

I found this book while randomly perusing through Amazon titles.  I love me a good year-in-the-life memoir, and this sassy author was inspired enough by the writings of Eleanor Roosevelt to embark on a ‘Year of Fear’, where she tackles various activities daily in hopes of fighting her own fears, and finding more of her ‘fearless mojo’.  From diving with sharks, to trapeze classes, karaoke and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, I am enjoying the fun narrative of Hancock’s adventures, while also appreciating her easily-read writing style.  #apassporttoadventuresthroughabook  #funreading


A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement by Barbara Abercrombie

This was another book I found while rummaging around on Amazon for books on writing.  It can be used as a once-a-day motivational writing tool, but I’m tearing through this read quickly and happily.  UCLA  Professor Abercrombie has collected wisdom, quotes and anecdotes from famous authors and stories from a life of writing in 365 short snippets of inspiration that is a satisfyingly easy, yet informative and helpful read for anyone on the writing journey. (The format reminds me a little bit of one of my favorites, Writing Down The Bones)   #mycureforwritersblock #inspiring&practical

What are some of your favorite reads this month?

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6 comments on “Twitterature {August Linkup}

    1. Yay! I’m really enjoying that book. I ended up buying it at Amazon, because none of the libraries around me had the book. Hope you have better luck! 🙂

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