Summer Sale!

Happy July everyone! To celebrate my birthday month, there will be a sale on my Etsy shop starting today and running through Saturday, July 8th.

From July 2 - July 8

 

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November Book Club Announcement

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So I’m sure you’ve noticed we are WELL into November and that this is coming super late, but October was just so crazy that we did not have time to keep up with our book club. So we’re hoping we can crank through our next book of the month and get back on track!

So our book this month is And I Darken by Kiersten White!

27190613.jpgNo one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes…

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BookClub Discussion: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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WELCOME TO OUR OCTOBER 2016 BOOKCLUB DISCUSSION OF THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE. BELOW THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION INCLUDES:

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-Maggie @ Massachusetts Novel

-Emily @ EmiesNook

-Jess @ StarsWhoListen

October 2016: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Lets get this over with

So enthusiastic (but like i feel the same it’s fine)

This is a long time coming so it feel like more of a burden at this point

Whose fault is that #FinishedTheBookNovember5th

At least I finished it @emily

Why are we doing this if it hasn’t finished the book?

Because at this point she’s never going to finish it. And it’s November 26 so she’s run out of time.

She’s still doing her lab report and doesn’t look to be coming into this doc any time soon. JK she’s coming but she’s not happy

I will finish eventually I’ve just been super busy lately between working for my Etsy…

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The Entertainer Blogger Award

A big thank you to Maggie @ MassachusettsNovel for the nomination to do The Entertainer Blogger Award!

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The Rules | 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

The Questions |

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place |

I started a blog on a different url a while ago. It was just something for me to post about books and other things that I loved. I kind of petered out with the posts after a few months. Recently, my friend Maggi (link above) started her own blog, and I decided it may be a good idea to start up again. Blogging provides a little bit of a productive outlet (and study break) for me during the school year, and is allowing me to discover so many awesome blogs and bloggers!

2. What is your favorite book |

Oh goodness, this question is very hard. I absolutely love all books by Sarah J. Maas but my overall favorite would still have to be Heir of Fire. I just absolutely love Celaena’s journey and battle wit depression throughout this book, which shows how trials can make you stronger. This book helped me get through a tough time in my life. A Court of Mist and Fury is probably my second favorite because of the strength of Feyre the main character. I love Maas’ characters for their many layers as well as the realism (they need to work and make mistakes).

3. What do you dislike the most |

This seems like a very loaded and broad question. As of this moment, my least favorite thing is being forced to read something I do not at all enjoy (aka my Molecular Biology textbook, which I enjoy the concept of but I would much rather be reading a pleasure novel). This is also one of the reasons I am constantly reading four books at any given time. In a more general scope, I dislike poverty and cruelty and hate. Unfortunately, some of these negative things constantly seem to be blowing up my news sites this election season. ALSO it frustrates me to no end the lack of media coverage on the unconstitutional actions surrounding the Keystone Pipeline. But that’s getting a little too deep.

4. What is your favorite food item from the mall |

I absolutely love the milkshakes that they have at Chick-fil-a. If you’ll ask they will even make special ones (like chocolate oreo…yum). Pair that wonderful milkshake with some fries and it will make your whole day better

5. What is your favorite pastime |

Reading! This is probably pretty obvious but almost all my free time I spend reading. The small other portion of time I have to myself is usually spent playing RPG’s such as Assassin’s Creed (I know I’m a super nerd).

6. Who do you nominate |

Niraja @ FantasticBooksandWheretoFindThem

Sydney @Deertales

Kristen @ AWritersWorkshop

Cassie @ CassieEllenSecretStory

Emily @ EmilyLovesLondon

The Jouska @ TheJouskaBlog

Sam @ OneBookishGirl

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Yarravy @HiraethForThePages

Isabelle @ TheBookFiend

Emily @ RoseRead

Theresa @ TheCalicoBooks

As always thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed this one!

-Emily

BookClub Discussion: This is What Happy Looks Like — a dreamer in court

Originally posted on massachusetts novel: Welcome to our September 2016 BookClub Discussion of This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. Below the following discussion includes -Maggie @ Massachusetts Novel -Emily @ EmiesNook -Jess @ StarsWhoListen September 2016: This is what Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE…

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All Dogs Matter: #BoycottMontreal

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Yesterday Montreal passed legislation that outlaws Pitbulls. Current owners will not be able to take their dogs out in public without muzzling them and they must be sterilized, while many healthy pitbulls in shelters face the reality of being put down simply because of their breed. No new pitbulls will be allowed into the city and worst of all the law is extremely vague, putting all “large headed dogs” at risk. Even my sweet baby boy McGuire, who is afraid of everything and the biggest sweetheart could be considered “large headed”. Would I have to muzzle him to walk, when he’s afraid of water, thunder, cats, paper bags and wouldn’t hurt a fly?

This is extremely upsetting news. Dog breeding practices and laws is something very important to me and probably the only “social activism” I ever participate in is regarding dogs. Breed Specific Legislation is horrible.

Pitbulls are not…

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BLOGGER POSITIVITY MOVEMENT! {A Challenge to Share the Bookish Blogging Love}

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There’s negativity galore parading around in the bookish community, especially lately.

Now, I will admit, when drama first plopped down in my twitter feed, my reaction was exactlyyy this:

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But then more drama moved in. And more. And more? AND MORE. It wasn’t entertaining anymore; it wasn’t funny.

TWITTER IS NOT A PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR NEGATIVITY, thankyouverymuch.

It’s Fadwa’s marvelous post,“Where’s All the Love?”, that built my decision: I’m going to do something about this negativity! I’m going saturate the bookish blogging world with inescapable positivity!

But I can’t do it alone. So I ask you, chums, will you help me smolder bookish buddies with love?


What Exactly is the Blogger Positivity Movement?

The Blogger Positivity Movement is a challenge wherein you spread love to fellow bookworms/bloggers.

How Does the Movement Work?

It’s simple!

  • You sign up for the Movement and are paired with a bookish blogger.

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Bookclub: The Archeron Sisters

So this is the start of a monthly book club, where myself, Emily @ EmiesNook and Jess @ StarsWhoListen will be selecting a book each month and reading it together. Then we will each review the book separately and do a single, collaborative discussion page about the book. We are 3 best friends and a branch […]

I’ll be joining two of my best friends and (sorority) sisters in a monthly bookclub! Feel free to join us in reading and discussing our book pics and look out for more posts in the future!

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