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Instagram – Come Join the Party!

Have you ever gone to Bookstagram? That’s the nickname for the book people on Instagram. It’s a lot of fun and a great community.
Whether you are looking for your next great read, or want to commiserate about that latest book you read, Bookstagram is a great place to be.

Please check it out, and be sure to follow me on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!

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::Book Tour:: Wench by Maxine Kaplan

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Book Info:

Wench by Maxine Kaplan

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: January 19, 2021

Synopsis:

Content warning: Some magic in the book involves self-harm.

A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy—following the adventures of a tavern wench

Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar.

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State of the Shelf 2020: Hits, Misses, & Everything in Between

2020 did a number on a lot of people. But, honestly, despite its ups and downs, I ended up a lot better off than when I started the year. And I’m NOT just talking about my awesome reading this year.

I set off setting my Goodreads goal for 2020 at 250, and I ended up SURPASSING that goal by a LOT!

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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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What to Read when the World Feels Scary

I’ve talked to a lot of people lately that have felt at odds with the world lately, that there is trauma we are all experiencing in different ways. Things we once felt like we were okay with, or things that we might have used to relax previously are not cutting it. Reading does not have to be one of them, but I would recommend doing a few things differently to maximize your enjoyment of reading in uncertain times.

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