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The Wednesday Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

The Book: Book Title: Dumplin' Book Author: Julie Murphy Genre: YA Contemporary Publishing Date: September 15th, 2015 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Synopsis: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body.… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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Calendar Girls: July Theme and Updates

"Like a firecracker all aglow" Hello Calendar Girls Participants! It's been a blast seeing your posts about your favorite LGBTQ+ books! We hope you are looking forward to the chat this month! I've got several books I need to add to my TBR, and some of them sound like they would be perfect Summer reads!… Continue reading Calendar Girls: July Theme and Updates

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Faerie Tale Friday: Once Upon a Shoe by A.R. Summers

The Book: Book Title: Once Upon A Shoe Book Author: A.R. Summers Genre: YA Fantasy/ Faerie Tale Retelling Publishing Date: February 2nd, 2019 Publisher: Self Published Synopsis: Magic shoes, family problems, and a midnight deadline... How much do you really know about Cinderella's fairytale? Ella always knew she'd marry for love or not at all. She… Continue reading Faerie Tale Friday: Once Upon a Shoe by A.R. Summers

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Calendar Girls: Pride (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)

Summer is almost here! This year has been flying by! We had loads of fun celebrating Mother's Day last month. We enjoyed celebrating Women's History Month and Black History Month, but now it's time to celebrate Pride! ~Pride: (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)~ Runner Ups: I didn't want to go in to any detail with… Continue reading Calendar Girls: Pride (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)

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Faerie Tale Friday: Beauty’s Curse by C.S. Johnson (R & R Book Tours)

The Book: Book Title: Beauty's Curse Book Author: C.S. Johnson Genre: YA Fantasy / Faerie Tale Retelling / Historical Fiction / Romance Publishing Date: January 2016 Publisher: Self Published Synopsis: For four years, Princess Aurora of Rhone—Rose to her friends—has searched the world for a way to break the curse placed on her by Magdalina, the… Continue reading Faerie Tale Friday: Beauty’s Curse by C.S. Johnson (R & R Book Tours)

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The Wednesday Review: Under Stone by Helen Jones (The Ambeth Chronicles #4)

The Book: Book Title: Under Stone Book Author: Helen Jones Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian Publishing Date: December 31st, 2017 Publisher: Pendry Publishing Synopsis: 'Help will come to you, Alma, you will not be alone.’ Accepting her new powers hasn't been easy for Alma. Nor has finding out the truth about her father. And she's still not sure… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Under Stone by Helen Jones (The Ambeth Chronicles #4)

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Food, Family, and Love

Family should always be something you cherish. With family comes love. With family comes celebrations and get togethers, and with that comes food and more love. Holiday (and some birthday, baby shower, and holy communion) get togethers were usually pretty big for our family when I was young. Before my grandmother passed away I remember… Continue reading Food, Family, and Love

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Calendar Girls: Mother’s Day (Best Book with a Mother/Daughter relationship)

Happy May everyone! April flew by, and May sprung up on us! We are so excited for this month though because our theme is very special! With Katie being an amazing mother, and my best friend being my mother, I think this Mother's Day theme is pretty awesome! So, we hope you all enjoy talking… Continue reading Calendar Girls: Mother’s Day (Best Book with a Mother/Daughter relationship)