Calendar Girls – December 2018 – Let It Snow: Best Book Set In Winter

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The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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Why I’m Flunking Fangirl 101 — Books By My Favorite Authors I Haven’t Read Yet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today should have been about authors I’d love to meet but since I did that a while ago and skipped last week’s topic because I was busy moving and stuff, I’m cheating and doing that one now.

So today’s all about books by my favorite authors (yay!) that I haven’t read yet (oops). But despite whatever the reason is that I haven’t read these yet, I’m still totally planning on reading these!

So without further ado, here’s my list of shame:

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The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo {Quote It Wednesday}

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Though the quote above is quite dark, I have to say I love the imagery of it. And even though I am a generally happy person, I do understand and relate to having days where there’s a hollow place inside of you. Though a little dark, I think most people have moments where we really relate to this.

It also perfectly showcases the gorgeous writing in The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: whimsical, yet dark.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE? Do you love it or is it a bit too dark?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo {Quote It Wednesday}

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

One of my favorite duologies of all time is the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a story about six outcasts coming together to pull off an impossible heist. You perhaps wouldn’t expect this lovely quote about love and who earns your heart from such a book, but it only shows the gloriousness that is Six of Crows.

I for one totally agree with this quote as I think getting to know someone, getting to know the real them, is so much more important in a relationship than any kind of material thing.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you love it as much as I do?

Books I Could Re-Read Forever (& Ever & Ever…) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today is all about those books we could re-read forever. I don’t re-read a lot (though it’s my goal to do this more), but when I do re-read, I usually go for one of these two categories:

  1. The feel-good contemporary romances. The books that make me smile. The books that make me swoon. The books that make me feel good and always manage to cheer me up, no matter what.
  2. The epic fantasy worlds I adore. For when I really want to escape reality and just live in another world for a while. For when I want to help fight dragons, rebel against evil overlords, go on dangerous heists or save the world, all from the safety and comfort of my couch.

Taking both categories into account, these are the books you’ll most likely find me re-reading:

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Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s all about authors we’d love to meet.

Now, I haven’t met any author yet in real life.

Scratch that, that’s a lie. There is one Belgian author I ‘met’. I say ‘met’ because the story is just a little embarassing. There was a Belgian author I wanted to meet, so when I heard he was signing at a book fair, I took my book and dragged my husband to said fair to get an autograph. I was expecting a big line and that I could just stand in line until it was my turn, get my signature and go. You know, not stand out in any way, because that’s how I roll. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, there just happened to be no one in line and the author in question was having a chat with his neighbour. Obviously, I didn’t want to go up and get his attention because it would defeat my whole ‘don’t stand out’ strategy, so I devised a whole new strategy: ‘pretend to be browsing nearby and wait until there is a line’. Solid strategy, right? I thought so!
Except my husband is NOT a fan of waiting and had already exhausted his patience watching me browse books for the previous two hours already, and thus not in agreement with my impromptu strategy. So in the end, he basically just went and got my autograph for me while I trailed awkwardly behind him, red as a tomato.

So with that in mind, I give you a list of other authors I’d love to meet, without being an awkward, anxious little tomato if possible!

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