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PSA: Please Sign Up For Summer Reading At Your Library

Things are weird right now. That’s no shock. Various states are reopening at different levels. I’m urging you to help out your local library by signing up for the Summer Reading Program. Go ahead and lump them into the ‘small business’ category that’s been deeply wounded by closures. Just like your favorite local restaurant, they need your support more than ever.

Like many places, statics are incredibly important to Libraries. Those numbers determine funding for programs, funding for materials or staffing as well as many other things depending on the system. The statistics and numbers from Summer Reading Programs are a huge factor in many decisions. This is the biggest event or program for many systems.

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Book Review

Book Review: "The Unready Queen"

The Unready Queen” by William Ritter

Source: ARC from Algonquin

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy,

Summary:

Human and goblin brothers Cole and Tinn are finding their way back to normal after their journey to the heart of the Oddmire. Normal, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with them. Fable, the daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, has her first true friends in the brothers. The Queen allows Fable to visit Tinn and Cole as long as she promises to stay quiet and out of sight—concealing herself and her magic from the townspeople of Endsborough.

But when the trio discovers that humans are destroying the Wild Wood and the lives of its creatures for their own dark purposes, Fable cannot stay quiet. As the unspoken truce between the people of Endsborough and the inhabitants of the Wild Wood crumbles, violence escalates, threatening war and bringing Fable’s mother closer to the fulfillment of a deadly prophecy that could leave Fable a most Unready Queen.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have MIssed, Bookish

Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (May 10-16)

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

Do you use Pinterest? I’ve also got a collaborative Pinterest board sharing great blog posts by book bloggers here if you’d like to join. You’re welcome to pin your posts to the board. Please feel free to pin other book bloggers’ posts as well.

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

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Book Box Guesses: June 2020

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post! If you think I’m wrong, please leave a comment as to which book is a better fit.

Let me know if I’m missing a box you think should be added to the list.

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

Book Box guesses
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Book Review

Book Review: "A Heart So Fierce and Broken"

“A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Source: Bought

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Summary:

Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

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