19 Aug
Audio Review: Scowler by Daniel Kraus

Audio Review: Scowler by Daniel Kraus

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Scowler is told from the perspective of Ry Burke, living with his mother and sister on an Iowa farm. It’s been several years since Ry’s father, Marvin, was sent to prison. They haven’t taken very good care of the farm since then, and their only option left is to sell it. When a stranger in prison clothes shows up at their door, telling of his escape, the family is terrified that Marvin will be coming for them.

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18 Aug
Audio Review: Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

Audio Review: Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

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Will Carter, known to most of his friends and classmates as Carter, is starting his Freshman year of high school. He’s hoping this year he can score with the hottest girl in 9th grade (or any girl, really). He’s also working on his ADD; it’s been holding him back. Most of all, he’s looking for acceptance. It’s not easy to be a mostly unathletic, stuttering kid when there are guys constantly ragging on him.

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17 Aug
Book Review: Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

Book Review: Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

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Guy in Real Life swaps narratives between Lesh and Svetlana, both of whom spend a fair amount of time in their respective gaming worlds. After a night of underage drinking, Lesh finds himself grounded and extremely bored. He decides to start playing an MMO game, and soon finds himself completely engrossed. Svetlana is pissed after she collides with the drunken Lesh and ruins her original copy of the RPG she created. She fully intends to chew Lesh out at school, but finds herself strangely drawn to him.

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16 Aug
Bout of Books 11 Goals & Updates

Bout of Books 11 Goals & Updates

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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13 Aug
Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Fangirl is written from Cath’s point of view. She and her twin sister Wren are starting college, and Cath has always assumed they would experience that together. When Wren decides to room with someone else and go her own way, Cath is forced to do things on her own for the first time. It’s not just about being roommates. Cath has always depended on Wren to help her through social situations. Now, she has to make friends and navigate romance on her own. It’s so much easier for her to sit in her dorm room and write Simon Snow fanfiction.

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10 Aug
High School Library Must-Have: Student Aides

High School Library Must-Have: Student Aides

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I said I planned to reflect on my experiences in the school library. Now that school has started and I’ve finished my first full week, I feel like it’s a good time to get started. If there’s anything the past week at the school has taught me, it’s how invaluable student aides are. We truly rely on them to help the school library function successfully.

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06 Aug
Book Review: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Book Review: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

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One Man Guy is an adorable gay teen romance. Alek’s family is proud to be Armenian, and they try to instill that pride in Alek. While he loves his heritage, he sometimes resents how strict their values cause them to be. His resentment comes full force when his parents announce that he’ll be giving up tennis camp for summer school, so he can raise his grades. Summer school doesn’t seem so bad when he meets Ethan, who seems determined to help Alek break out of his sheltered shell.

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04 Aug
It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

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01 Aug
Friday Faves [2]

Friday Faves [2]

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Friday Faves is a little feature where I share some of my favorite posts from around the interwebs. The links include bookish news, bookish articles, bookish fun, great blog posts, and excellent reviews. I hope I’m able to refer you to some awesome posts.

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31 Jul
Austen in August!

Austen in August!

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Austen is dear to my heart because her novels were a big part of getting me back into reading during college. Though I’ve read all her novels, and even some re-imaginings or sequels written by other authors, I always get something from the rereads. This time I’m planning to re-read Persuasion. I find it’s the one I remember the least about, so I’m hoping for a more thorough read this month. Also, I have this pretty Penguin Deluxe Classic.

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25 Jul
Friday Faves [1]

Friday Faves [1]

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Friday Faves is a little feature where I share some of my favorite posts from around the interwebs. The links include bookish news, bookish articles, bookish fun, great blog posts, and excellent reviews. I hope I’m able to refer you to some awesome posts.

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