Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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Umm where’s my heart?? Can I have it back please, Salt to the Sea? I had to let a few days pass between when I finished the book and when I wrote a review to gather my bearings. I was speechless by the last page. “Just when you think this war has taken everything you loved, you meet someone and …

Stacking the Shelves #36

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Apologies for the lack of posts and commenting lately! Life has been so crazy – the summer is set to be as well – but I’m here with a fabulous stack for you guys today. I’m really actually proud of it, because all of these books are supposed to be positively adorable and I’ve got a bad case of summer …

review: last in a long line of rebels by lisa lewis tyre

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Lou might be only twelve, but she’s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War-era house is about to be condemned, she’s determined to save it—either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her …

by the book tag

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What book is on your nightstand now? Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. I got this way back in February (face it, months go by before I read a book I get. What can I say? It’s so easy for them to get lost on my mess of a bookshelf!) Glass Sword is the sequel to Red Queen. Honestly, Red Queen felt like a cliche melting pot of every …

review: mother-daughter book camp by heather vogel frederick

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After so many summers together, Emma, Jess, Megan, Becca, and Cassidy are reunited for one final hurrah before they go their separate ways. The plan is to spend their summer as counselors at Camp Lovejoy in a scenic, remote corner of New Hampshire, but things get off to a rocky start when their young charges are stricken with a severe …

“why do you like to read?”

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I’ve been a reader my entire life. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have access to words or stories. Before I could read, I loved pictures. I loved it when my parents read to me. When I learned to read, I read all the time. I remember struggling through chapter books in the reading corner with my best …

vacation recap!

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I’M BACK, BOOKWORMS! It’s been twelve days. Twelve glorious days of vacation and I’ve come back six books behind my reading goal with a major Disney hangover. I’m also drowning in piano recital pieces and wrapping up the school year. Help. Coming back from vacation is a bit like taking down a Christmas tree – no one likes to think about it. …