Hello!
As you may or may not know, there are a few things I tend to do annually here on the blog.
Christmas trees on Parade is one of them.

Our awesome hostess, from Christmas Tree Lane, does a great job of wrangling us up. This year is no exception.
I decided to do things a bit differently, as 2020 has been a very ‘different’ type of year.

We’re not doing a typical Christmas tree–so I decided to combine the books that have meant things to me this year into a book tree.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family transplant themselves in the summer of 1958 from New York City to Atlanta—the land of debutantes, sweet tea, and the Ku Klux Klan. In her new hometown, Ruth quickly figures out she can be Jewish or she can be popular, but she can’t be both. Eager to fit in with the blond girls in the “pastel posse,” Ruth decides to hide her religion.

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AlwaysReiding - The Ripped Bodice Delivers Love (in More Ways than One)!

The Ripped Bodice Delivers Love
(in More Ways than One)!

We always hear how important it is to take care of ourselves, but it has really come into play as we determine our new normals in light of Covid-19. Puzzles, games, books–the arts have done their part to keep us entertained. The Ripped Bodice is going above and beyond in their quest to be the awesome, independently-owned bookstore you need.

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2015 Ignatz for Outstanding Online Comic Nominee
2016 DINKy for Outstanding Web Comic Nominee
Danish “Pingprisen” for Best Online Series in 2017 and 2018 Nominee

In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom,

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Hi!

I know that reading hasn’t been great for everyone these last few months, but luckily I am still maintaining my goals!

I planned to read 250 books this year. I normally have no problem reading 200, so 250 seemed reasonable. And I’m finally hitting my stride. How?

First, there may be days where I read more or less. That is okay. You have to realize that it’s not feasible to read 20 books in a day if you are working.

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Late to the Party – Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

Achilles, “best of all the Greeks,” is everything Patroclus is not—strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess—and by all rights their paths should never cross.

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