Children’s Book Review: Luciana by Emily Teagan

The book review I'm sharing today is over a children's book I picked for the "series" section of the children's literature class I am currently taking. It's a contemporary story from the publisher of the largely historical AmericanGirl books. If you keep up with children's literature in the USA, this character was the 2018 "Girl of the Year." She's friendly, artsy, and knows a lot about space and moon rocks - this introductory book is a fun summer story perfect for just about any chapter book reader.

A Few of My Favorite Summer Things {2021}

Happy Wednesday! Today's post isn't entirely bookish. I will talk about a few of my favorite books that I read this summer, but mostly this post is to share a list of the things that made this summer good. It can be easy to get caught up in the hard or disheartening things, and I... Continue Reading →

Spell the Month in Books July 2021 Linkup

Happy #SpelltheMonthinBooks Saturday! Hereโ€™s a little rundown of how this linkup works: The goal is to spell the name of the current month by using the first letter of book titles (skipping articles like A, An, and The). This can be done with books you have on hand, creating a physical bookstack, or by building... Continue Reading →

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

July in Oklahoma doesn't usually come with high humidity. But this is 2021, so just about anything that can happen apparently will, including humidity levels so high that even indoors it is having an impact on our books. I'm pretty sure that in June we got more rain than every other June of my life combined, and even though the temperatures are finally climbing close to their normal range for this time of year, we are not as dry as usual. If the northwest would like to send the 100+ temperatures back down to us, I wouldn't be opposed as long as it moved the humidity along and made the air feel less heavy.

July 2021 TBR & Goals

Another month, another TBR list! There are so many good books on the horizon, Reader, and this month's lineup is one I'm particularly excited about! I've got several genres represented this month, as well as a favorite author and a handful who are new to me. As always, I probably won't make it through all of these books in July, but it's a good starting point and this list will help me stay close to on-track for the reading goals I set for myself for this year.

First Line Friday // July 2, 2021

Happy first Friday of July! Being the first Friday of the month, I'm linking today's post to First Line Friday by Hoarding Books. Usually in July I feature a book by Sarah Sundin because her books just scream "America!" to me. However, I've recently stumbled across the most fascinating little book which I am pretty sure will be a defining feature of this month for me, and I want to talk about it with anyone who will listen! So, instead of a comfortable historical fiction/Christian romance book, today I'm featuring a fantasy (I think?) book that has me outside of my typical comfort zone, and yet somehow feels a little like home.

Wrapping Up June 2021

According to Goodreads, I am two books behind schedule for the amount of books I said I want to read this year. The end of June means we're halfway through the year, and ought to be at least halfway to any year-long reading goals set in January. Are you close to your goals, reading or otherwise?

Duology Review: Meg & Jo and Beth & Amy by Virginia Kantra

We're starting this week off with a double feature: a combined review of two books, Meg & Jo and Beth & Amy which make up the March Sisters duology by Virginia Kantra.

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