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Calendar Girls: September Theme and Updates

Hello Calendar Girls Participants! You love books! That's why you are here with us each month! This month we got to celebrate Book Lovers Day together by talking about our favorite reads so far this year! Ranting and raving shouldn't just be done at the end of the year, we should do it all year… Continue reading Calendar Girls: September Theme and Updates

YA Book Review

The Wednesday Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

The Book: Book Title: Puddin' Book Author: Julie Murphy Genre: YA Contemporary Publishing Date: May 8th, 2018 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Synopsis: It is a companion novel to Dumplin', which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean's star turn in the Clover City pageant.  Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year… Continue reading The Wednesday Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

Faerie Tale Friday

Faerie Tale Friday: Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

The Book: Book Title: Mermaid Book Author: Carolyn Turgeon Genre: Faerie Tale Retelling Publishing Date: March 1st, 2011 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Synopsis: Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning, as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging… Continue reading Faerie Tale Friday: Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

YA Book Review

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Book: Book Title: The Poet X Book Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: YA Contemporary Publishing Date: March 6th, 2018 Publisher: HarperTeen Synopsis: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and… Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

YA Book Review

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

Faerie Tale Friday · YA Book Review

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)