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Calendar Girls: November Theme and Updates

Hey there Calendar Girls Participants! It's update time again! Pumpkin Spice season is in full swing, and I couldn't be happier!! I've even found ways to make healthy pumpkin desserts! Woo! Stevia has lit my way out of the sugar slump, haha! Anyway, Now that we've all posted about our "Pumpkin Lanterns," it's time to… Continue reading Calendar Girls: November Theme and Updates

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Calendar Girls: Pumpkin Lanterns (Book That Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump)

Hello CGB Fam! Happy October! It's time for tricks, treats, and pumpkin eats! This is one of my favorite months, and I hope it's one of yours! I'm excited to see your picks for the month because I'm sure many of you have noticed that I have not been reading lately. With my weight loss… Continue reading Calendar Girls: Pumpkin Lanterns (Book That Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump)

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Calendar Girls: A Pirate’s Life For Me (Favorite Book About Pirates)

Arggghh mateys! It's time to talk about ye favorite books about pirates! Choose carefully or ye'll walk the plank! Plus, I need some recs, so...Have at thee!! ~A Pirate's Life For Me (Favorite Book About Pirates)~ My Choice: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller Synopsis:  There will be plenty of time for me… Continue reading Calendar Girls: A Pirate’s Life For Me (Favorite Book About Pirates)

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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

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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