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Book Resources For Readers Stuck At Home

Hello readers. Many of us are quarantined for the foreseeable future. I want to help you out the best way I can: sharing resources. There will be resources for everyone from young & pre-readers to middle/high school readers to you Booklanders, (who are likely adult readers).

Some of the resources may be directed towards parents/adults of a particular age group since you are now likely home educating your children.

I will update this post as I can with new links.

Last updated: 3/28/20

Related: I’ve got a Pinterest board for those who unexpectedly homeschooling their kids.

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Book Box Guesses, Bookish

Book Box Guesses: April 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

I don’t know which boxes/shipping times have been affected by COVID-19. Ask the box owners/read the captions of their Instagram posts.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (March 8-14)

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 Review

Book Review: “Changeling”

Changeling” by William Ritter

Source: Finished copy from Algonquin

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy,

Summary:

Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a newborn changeling. But when the fateful night arrives to trade a human baby for a goblin one, something goes terribly wrong. After laying the changeling in a human infant’s crib, the goblin Kull is briefly distracted from his task. By the time he turns back, the changeling has already perfectly mimicked the human child. Too perfectly: Kull cannot tell them apart. Not knowing which to bring back, he leaves both babies behind.

Tinn and Cole are raised as human twins, neither knowing what secrets may be buried deep inside one of them. Then when they are twelve years old, a mysterious message arrives, calling the brothers to be heroes and protectors of magic. The boys must leave behind their sleepy town of Endsborough and risk their lives in the Wild Wood, crossing the perilous Oddmire swamp and journeying through the Deep Dark to reach the goblin horde and discover who they truly are. 

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Book Review

Book Review: “The Girl The Sea Gave Back”

The Girl The Sea Gave Back” by Adrienne Young

Source: Book of the Month YA

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Summary: 

For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.

For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.

Also by Adrienne Young: Sky In the Deep

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