Have Yourself A Bookish Christmas: Bookish Holiday Boxes 2021

It might be too early to celebrate the holidays for some people but it’s the time to order some bookish Holiday/ Advent boxes for upcoming season.

Here’s an overview of the bookish holiday boxes available this season.

I’m starting early so this post will be continually updated through the season (apologies if things are sold out).

Last update: 8/2/21

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (July 18- 31)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a biweekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

Please feel free to take the idea and make it work for your blog. Remember: sharing is caring.

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy.

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What I’ve Learned About Myself From Literati Book Club Subscription

Literati sent me a 3 month subscription to their book club in exchange for 3 blog posts. As always, these are my honest thoughts on the service & subscription.

related: Literati: Pros & Cons + Literati Book Club: “Klara And The Sun” + My Thoughts

I’m nearing the end of my trial run of the Literati Book Club so I’m wrapping up with my thoughts on the service & how they worked for my reading life so far.

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Reading Guide Requests

If you follow me on Bookstagram, you know that I’m making fun reading graphics now.

I do quick mini-reviews like this:

Right now, I’m going through books I read YEARS ago on my Goodreads account to highlight older and/or lesser known titles [and also featuring new release books that I’ve requested.]

I’m also making Reading Guides like this:

I’ve been making reading guides when I get inspiration for a list (middle grade mysteries inspiration came after finishing Greenglass House). I’m also going back through older book lists/posts on here and updating & converting them into easy-to-share graphics.

Here’s an update for an old Jane Eyre adaptions post:

Readers, do you have request or suggestion for a reading guide/book list?

Please comment below if you have a great idea and/or you want one for yourself/kids/another book lover.

I always have notes scribbled down somewhere with my ideas on them but I’d love help people out if they need some suggestions.

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Book Review: ‘They’ll Never Catch Us’

They’ll Never Catch Us” by Jessica Goodman

Source: Penguin Teen in exchange for honest review

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

Summary:

Stella and Ellie Steckler are only a year apart, but their different personalities make their relationship complicated. Stella is single-minded, driven, and she keeps to herself. Cross-country running is her life and she won’t let anything get in the way of being the best. Her sister Ellie is a talented runner too, but she also lets herself have fun. She has friends. She goes to parties. She has a life off the course.

The sisters do have one thing in common, though: the new girl, Mila Keene. Both Stecklers’ lives are upended when Mila comes to town. Mila was the top runner on her team back home and at first, Ellie and Stella view her as a threat. But soon Ellie can’t help but be drawn to her warm, charming personality. After her best friend moved away and her first boyfriend betrayed her, Ellie’s been looking for a friend. In a moment of weakness, she even shares her darkest secret with Mila. For her part, Stella finds herself noticing the ways she and Mila are similar. Mila is smart and strong–she’s someone Stella can finally connect with. As the two get closer, Stella becomes something she vowed she’d never be: distracted.

With regionals approaching and college scouts taking notice, the pressure is on. Each girl has their future on the line and they won’t let friendships get in their way. But then, suddenly, Mila goes out on a training run and never returns. No one knows what happened, but all eyes are on the Steckler sisters.

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