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Banned Books Week Flash Giveaway

Greetings fellow Book Dragons!As Banned Books Week comes to an end, I wanted to give one lucky reader three highly challenged books to continue reading dangerously (open only to US residents)!The books include:William Golding's Lord of the Flies, which has been challenged for being "demoralizing," containing "offensive language and excessive violence," "racist," and "inappropriate."  Mark… Continue reading Banned Books Week Flash Giveaway

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T5W: Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!This is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you're interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group!This week's topic is Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre!  These are the books that I think would be great… Continue reading T5W: Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre

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Book Review: Eleanor and Park (Spoiler Free)

photo credit: @bookishteacherEleanor and Park by Rainbow RowellGenre:  Young Adult, Romance, ContemporaryReleased:  2013Rating:Synopsis:  Two misfits.  One extraordinary love. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen year olds - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.Thoughts:Because I had… Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor and Park (Spoiler Free)

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Virtual Book Club for Kids: A Week of Friendship

Greetings fellow Book Dragons!We wrapped up our second week of the Virtual Book Club for Kids with Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems and it was definitely a great time!  This week was all about friends, sharing, and ice cream!We set up an ice cream parlor using pom poms and Maddox loved… Continue reading Virtual Book Club for Kids: A Week of Friendship

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T5W: Characters You Wouldn’t Want to Trade Places With

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!This is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you're interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group!This week's topic is Characters You Wouldn't Want to Trade Places With!  Very self-explanatory, so in no particular order here… Continue reading T5W: Characters You Wouldn’t Want to Trade Places With

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Virtual Book Club for Kids: A Week of Apples

Greetings fellow Book Dragons!This past week we began the Virtual Book Club with Dr. Seuss's Ten Apples Up on Top!  We did not get nearly as many activities completed as I had initially planned since it was a busy week getting ready for Jackson's first birthday.  Fortunately, I have used the this book and the… Continue reading Virtual Book Club for Kids: A Week of Apples

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T5W: Books I Want to See as TV Shows

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!This is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you're interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group!This week's topic is Books You Want to See as TV Shows!  With the fall TV season beginning, it… Continue reading T5W: Books I Want to See as TV Shows

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Virtual Book Club for Kids

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!Since even before Maddox was born, I have been reading to him.  By the time he was a year and a half old, we had already completed a program at our local library called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!  We've since finished that challenge again at another local library, so he's currently at… Continue reading Virtual Book Club for Kids

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Book Review: And I Darken (Spoiler Free)

And I Darken (Book 1 of 3 to The Conquerers Saga) by Kiersten WhiteGenre:  Young Adult, Historical FictionReleased:  2016Rating: Synopsis:  "Let her be strong.  Let her be sly.  And let her be ugly."This is the first in a trilogy set during the mid-15th century that tells the story of siblings Lada and Radu, who are abandoned… Continue reading Book Review: And I Darken (Spoiler Free)