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Bookmarked Week 46

10+ links that I bookmarked this week about books, food & for taking care of ourselves.

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// bookish

one+ Both Barnes & Noble 2023 Book of the Year & the #1 pick on Amazon’s Best Book of 2023 list is The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride.

two+ The opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2023 runs from Nov. 14-26, 2023. New category alert – Romantasy … I didn’t know that was a thing … and they removed some other categories which has caused some backlash.

three+ It’s Novellas in November, an annual reading event (hosted by Cathy of 746 Books and Rebecca of Bookish Beck. Here’s 12 Novellas in Translation for Your “To Be Read” List.

four+ It’s also Sci Fi Month, hosted by There’s Always Room for One More (and others). Here’s Five Must-Read SF Books Published in 2023.

// food

five+ Some of the items on The 100 Best Groceries to Buy Right Now are faves and repeat buys in our house – Better Than Bouillon, Claussen Pickles, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Teas … but you cannot tell me Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie beats Patti Labelle Sweet Potato Pie – no way no how!!

six+ Next week is Thanksgiving in the US which means cooking (or eating) a feast. I could relate to In Praise of a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving because we never have a turkey.

seven+ But let’s not forget the drinks! Some suggestions – The Best Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner and The Best Thanksgiving Cocktails.

eight+ What to Cook This November has you covered if you need some inspiration for meals this month.

// self-care

nine+ Time’s Best inventions of 2023 has so many cool products.

ten+ Open enrollment period for healthcare plans in the US is from Nov. 01-Jan. 15, 2023. Check that any of your loved ones who may need to have signed up.