Six for Sunday: For the Love of Nature

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

This Sunday’s topic:

Books with nature themes

I’ve selected 6 books below that discuss some aspect of nature. The bunch here is composed of graphic novels and picture books, some for adults and some for kids. I’ve read all except two. (I’ll like the titles to my reviews.)


The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht (illus.)

This is one of the books I haven’t read yet, but I’m looking forward to it. From the bits I’ve quickly read, I get that this one will be hilarious. It’s a field guide that does contain true facts about the illustrated birds, but it’s all done in a snarky tone. I’d say it’s for older teens and adults.

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Six for Sunday: Books to Get You Out of a Slump

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.


This Sunday’s topic:

Books to get people out of reading slumps

We all suffer from reading slumps every now and then. Actually, I recently crawled out of one. It was the longest slump I’ve ever endured and a wicked one at that because it was both a reading and blogging slump. Although I managed to read and blog some during it, it wasn’t to the level of enjoyment and energy that I usually participate in those activities.

I think to determine what’s best to help you out of a slump, you first have to figure out what caused the slump. If it’s because you’ve been reading too much of one genre, then switching to a different genre could cure the slump. If it’s because you’ve been reading too much too fast (say, for a readathon), then switching to shorter, lighter reads and taking the time to fully take them in could help — or taking a break from reading. It’s the same, I think, if the slump is brought on by having a busy schedule that either leaves no time for reading or that makes you so tired that the thought of reading exhausts you (which was my case).

However, if a break from reading isn’t needed, I usually turn to these sorts of books to help me out of slumps.

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Six for Sunday: Green Covers

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.


This Sunday’s topic:

Books With Green Covers

Well, in my part of the world, green things are starting to hint at sprouting again, heralding the coming of spring… and my allergies. So here are some green books for my blog.

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Six for Sunday: Fav Picture Books, Just a Few

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

(I totally forgot about this meme. Life is still busy, so I’m barely keeping up on here.)


This Sunday’s topic:

Favorite Picture Books

Not many adults read picture books to enjoy it themselves. People most often believe that picture books are intended only for children, but I think adults can also find enjoyment and sometimes even solace in them. Plus, the story is often accompanied by gorgeous illustrations that make it worth picking up the book to admire them.

Here are some of my favorite picture books. Of course, I couldn’t choose just 6, so I went with 8 instead. I’ll also link to my review of each, in case you’d like to see more of the art.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Some folks consider this a picture book and others call it a graphic novel. I tend to lean toward the latter, but either way, it’s a great one to pick up and one that all ages can enjoy. It’s a silent story told without words about a man seeking a safe place for his family to live after a monster invades his homeland. The illustrations are stunning and often make me think of old photographs.

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Six for Sunday: Under 200 Pages

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.


This Sunday’s topic:

Favorite Books Under 200 Pages

Here are a few books under 200 pages that I’ve read. I wouldn’t call them all favorites, but they were all entertaining in some way.

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Six for Sunday: Fav Short Stories

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.


This Sunday’s topic:

Favorite Short Stories

Short stories aren’t my favorite things, so I haven’t read many of them. But every once in a while, I’ll pick up a collection to read. The following are some of my favorites.

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

The copy I own contains both “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and “Herland,” but I’ve only read the former so far and really liked it. When I read it back in 2014, I was surprised to find a classic so… readable and entertaining, despite being unsettling too. The story is semi-autobiographical and is about a woman who’s depressed and is prescribed bed rest by her physician husband. There’s a hint of horror to the story, but it’s not scary; it’s more of a psychological horror, I think.

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Six for Sunday: The Orange Ones

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

I’ve often seen posts of this meme over on Corner of Laura and have always intended to join in, so I’m doing so now for the month of November.


This Sunday’s topic:

Orange books

The November topics seem to be fall themed, so we’re kicking things off with the bright color associated with autumn. Here are some orange books I own and probably haven’t read… yet.

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