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Challenges for 2016: Conclusion

Now that the year will be done in a several hours, I must update my progress with each year-long challenge. I will keep this in the same order as my post for starting these challenges, except I am adding the Goodreads Reading Challenge to the end since I forgot to add it to the “challenge accepted”… Continue reading Challenges for 2016: Conclusion

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Book Traveling Thursdays: TBR in 2017

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week and post the original cover, your country’s cover, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate or find… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: TBR in 2017

Children's Literature · Classics · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Series: The Oz Books, #1 Illustrator: W.W. Denslow Publisher: Reilly & Lee Co. Pub. Date: 1900, 1956 Genre: Modern Fantasy, Children’s Pages: 237 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars If you want to know the real story of Oz, read L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz and skip the movie. Surprise, surprise. As I… Continue reading The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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The 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

Yes, Christmas Day is today, and it’s almost over. Why am I doing a Christmas book tag then? In some areas of the world, gift-giving does not happen on the 24th or 25th of December. Gift-giving can happen on St. Nicholas’ Day (December 6th) or on Epiphany (January 6th) or another day. Traditionally, “The Twelve… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Book Traveling Thursdays: A Christmas Book

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week and post the original cover, your country’s cover, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate or find… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: A Christmas Book

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Pub. Date: 2013 Genres: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, YA Pages: 308 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars Lucy Beck-Moreau, once a famous child pianist, is still trying to cope with quitting piano. She decided to quit when her family hid that her grandmother was dying before a performance in Prague. When the… Continue reading The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

Book Tags · Children's Literature

Book Traveling Thursdays: Favorite Book of 2016

As the stress from the semester ends, I am free to blog and participate in weekly memes. It’s been too long since I last participated in Book Traveling Thursdays, so I decided to start again with the one that forces me to pick a favorite. Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Favorite Book of 2016

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pub. Date: 2013 Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Romance, YA Pages: 435 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars When Cath and her identical twin, Wren, start college, Cath has to strike it out on her own with a stranger for a roommate, a fiction writing class, and an obsession with writing Simon… Continue reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Bookstore Genre vs College Genre

Everything you ever learned about genre is wrong. Since I took my first college-level English class, I encountered a genre that does not mean fantasy, science fiction, or biography. The genres I know from elementary school, libraries and blogging are fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc. “Bookstore genre” is what I call that type. In… Continue reading Bookstore Genre vs College Genre