Weekly Update for November 15, 2020

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Welcome to my weekly update for November 15, 2020!


Book Review: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (2018 edition) by James W. Loewen–4 Stars

Book Review: The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained by Colin Dickey–4 Stars

Book Review: Hole in the Sky by William Kittredge–2 Stars

Nonfiction and Fiction Book Pairings for Nonfiction November

Top 10 Book Titles as Song Titles


A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

The Last Astronaut by David Wellington, read by Megan Tusing

The October Country by Ray Bradbury

Currently Reading:

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files #11) by Jim Butcher

Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away (Bloody Jack #10) by L. A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren

True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News by Cindy L. Otis

Up Next:

My hold for Hounded by Kevin Hearne became available at the library yesterday so I just downloaded it. Hopefully it isn’t too similar to The Dresden Files.

What did your week look like?

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon and Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts Sunday Post. Kathryn at Book Date hosts It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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  1. I loved HOUNDED on audio! I really need to get back and finish that series. I got started on Kevin Hearne’s other one that he did with Delilah S. Dawson instead. I never got into The Dresden Files for some reason. I had expected to love that book, as urban fantasy is my favorite kind of fantasy, usually.

    1. Everyone keeps recommending Hounded on audio! I’m coincidentally listening to No Country for Old Gnomes, the second book in the series with Delilah Dawson, and it’s also narrated by Luke Daniels. If I like the Iron Druid series, I’ll be sure to continue on audio.

      I’m surprised you didn’t care for The Dresden Files if you like urban fantasy, but not every book is for every reader! I even liked the short-lived TV show based on The Dresden Files that SyFy put out a while ago.

  2. I hope you enjoy Hounded! I enjoyed Luke Daniels’ narration on the audio version a lot, though there were times the MC in that series bugged me enough that I considered quitting the series. (I didn’t. I ended up finishing the series entirely in audio.) However, the first couple of books in that series were some of my favorite urban fantasy books! And Oberon (the dog) is a great character.

    1. I’m coincidentally listening to the second book in the series that Hearne did with Delilah Dawson and it’s also narrated by Luke Daniels. I enjoy his reading a lot. I’m only a few chapters into Hounded but I’m already loving Oberon.

  3. My brother is rereading that series by Kevin Hearne. I’ve only read the first couple since he absconded with my copies before I got around to them. Now, I’ll rebuy them on Kindle if I want to read them. They really aren’t all the similar to the Dresden files. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I’m looking forward to your review of A Deadly Education. It’s a book I’ve been eyeing.

    Loved your book pairings for Nonfiction November. Where will you go for Be the Expert? I enjoy Nonfiction November so much.

    Hope you like True or False. All of us in America seem to need more education in distinguishing truth from falsehood, I think.

  5. I love the Dresden files and I also enjoyed A Deadly Education. I have listened to Hounded. I wouldn’t say it reminds me of Dreden files at all and Luke Daniels is amazing on the audio. Enjoy your new reads and stay well!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    1. I coincidentally downloaded Luke Daniels reading No Country for Old Gnomes, a book Kevin Hearne wrote with Delilah S. Dawson. I really like his narration. I think I’m going to enjoy Hounded so I’ll be sure to continue it on audio.

  6. I hope you enjoyed A Deadly Education and The Last Astronaut – they were both very different reads, but I loved them both. Take care and have a great reading week, Jen:)

      1. I go through phases – I used to read a lot more romance than I do now… There’s nothing better than curling up with a love story, if you’re in the mood:)).

      2. I’ve just nipped across to your blog – it’s lovely:)). I’ll be responding via Twitter as sadly, I have a problem getting a number of blogger accounts to accept my comments! But it doesn’t mean I’m not visiting:)).

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