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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The Entertainer Blogger Award

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

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... Continue Reading →

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