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Calendar Girls May: World Turtle Day (Favorite Slow Burn of a Novel)

Happy May!

April flew by and I can’t believe May is finally here! It snuck up on me for sure! I hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy, and SANE! Lol. I also hope that many of you have found activities to do in your homes, and have found ways to get outside for fresh air and a little exercise!

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We’ve had one participant hit bingo so far with our Springtime Whirl, so I hope you are enjoying it, and don’t forget to update me when you hit bingo! I am also looking forward to seeing your posts for this month’s theme, because it is definitely an interesting one!

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~World Turtle Day (Favorite Slow Burn of a Novel)~

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Runner Up: 

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My Choice:

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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Synopsis: 

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.

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My Reason:

I have yet to read book 3, but I believe this is going to be my favorite trilogy when all is said and done. Both books so far have been slow burns with gloriously deep and vivid world building. Shadow of Night was so good and really pulled me in to an entirely different world in relation to A Discovery of Witches, and though both have been slow paced, they have kept me wanting to read and dive deeper!

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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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May Calendar Girls Participants:

Dani @ Mousai Books – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Seanz
Ashley @ Inside My Minds – The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh Katie @ Never Not Reading – Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


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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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