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Calendar Girls April: National Library Week (Favorite Book You Discovered At The Library)

Hello my CGB Friends and Bookworms!

Spring is in full bloom, and it is now time for the April post, and along with it, I have some exciting news! First bit of news is that I am back co-hosting Calendar Girls, along with the amazing Dani and Flavia! I’ve gotten over my awful reading slump and found a rhythm with fitness, reading, and blogging again! The second bit of news is that we CGB co-host Extraordinaires are hosting a supper fun reading bingo! We have decided too call it our Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl, and all are welcome to participate. So, let’s get to my choice for this month’s post, and then we’ll go in to details about the bingo!

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~National Library Week (Favorite Book You Discovered At The Library)~

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Runners Up: 

My Choice:

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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Synopsis: 

The time? 802,701 A.D.

The place? An Earth stranger than you can imagine.

The people? A pretty, childlike race, the Eloi-and their distant cousins, the Morlocks: disgusting, hairy creatures who live in caves and feed on the flesh of-what?

Enter the Time Traveller, who has hurtled almost a million years into the future. After the Morlocks steal his machine he may be trapped there…and at their mercy.

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My Reason:

Unfortunately, I haven’t read many books via a library. During middle school and high school I was too busy with band, and during college I was too busy studying my butt off in microbiology, haha. But, out of the few that I did manage to read many years ago, one in particular still stands out in my mind.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells was one of those outstanding classics that hits you hard and sticks with you for years. I remember most of the book so vividly and I remember being absolutely captivated when I read it. I know the above mentioned books aren’t the only ones I’ve read from a library, but they are the only ones I can remember having read, and The Time Machine is the one that still stands out in my mind above the rest.

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Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl:

Our Springtime Whirl will run from April 13-May 11, so get your TBR’s ready! We invite each and every one of you, whether you participate in our monthly themed posts or not, to play along with us so you can join in on the fun! If you decide you want to play along, leave me a comment below so we can keep track of the participants! ❤

Rules:

One book/comic/graphic novel per spot

One bingo = one full row

Contact me (Darque Dreamer) either here, Twitter, or Instagram with updates

First person with one bingo will get an online special recognition award

First person with the most bingos, or full card, will also get an online special recognition award

Take your pick of the 4 different card styles below. We have different orientation options if you would like to post your card on Instagram and Twitter as well.

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(All images found on google, pinterest, and Good Reads. Header image and bingo cards created by Flavia)

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April Calendar Girls Participants:

Dani @ Mousai Books – Old Magic by Marianne Curley Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It- Titanic Crossing by Barbara Williams
Katie @ Never Not Reading –Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Julie Barrett Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads – Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney
Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – After Dark by Jayne Castle Ashley @ Inside My Minds – The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer


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For those who are new to Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blog event, created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, that was inspired by the Neil Sedaka song Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a specific theme, voted on by the participants, where we get to talk about a particular book we love or think fits the theme the best. The blog event was created to incite fun bookish discussions and to spread the blogger love by introducing us to new bloggers and/or books that we have not come across before.

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If this sounds like something you would enjoy, make sure to head to my Calendar Girls info page! Drop a comment and let me know if you are interested in joining us, and sign up for the newsletter if you would like monthly updates on the chosen themes and blogger picks! We’d love to have you join us!

If you are joining on the fun today, make sure to link back to my, Flavia and Dani’s posts so we can add your name and choice to the list of participants for all to enjoy!

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