#ThanksgivingReadathon Announcement
Read-a-thon / November 13, 2017

  It was only last year when I really started putting myself out there in the blogosphere. When I started blogging, I was talking into the void and it satisfied me. I was a bit nervous that no one would want to talk to me, honestly. Am I thankful that I decided to put myself out there! One of the first bookish friends I made through blogging is Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction. She writes intelligent posts and is a considerate and thoughtful member of the community. I was so happy when we connected! Finally, I realized that there was a place for me in this crazy world of blogging. There were people like me. Last year, Ottavia and I were chatting and realized we both needed an excuse to sit back and read the week of Thanksgiving. Me? I needed to escape from the family a bit. Her? Well, I won’t put words in her mouth. We agreed to read and tweet and prioritize reading time for ourselves. It was a great, low-key experience. We both enjoyed it and knew we wanted to share the love with the world next year: And thus, the Thanksgiving Readathon was born!  …

#AnneReadAlong2017 : Giveaway Winner!
#AnneReadAlong2017 / September 11, 2017

  Wow– it’s hard to believe that we’re over halfway done with this amazing read along! To celebrate, and to thank all of you for your amazing support and wonderful participation, Jane @Greenish Bookshelf and I set up our first giveaway. It’s been an adventure figuring out how we want to work together, want we want to provide, and how we want to engage our community. We really appreciate all the wonderful support you’ve provided us! Thank you all SO SO SO MUCH! You can follow along with our progress, and find out how you can participate by checking out my #AnneReadAlong2017 page, or Jane’s linked above. And yet it feels like we’re only just beginning. Jane and I have even more planned for you in the second half of our #AnneReadAlong2017! We hope you’ll stick around for more interesting posts, giveaways, read along options and more. And, as always, Jane and I are open to any and all feedback you might have. Comment below! But why am I still babbling? You want to know about the giveaway! We are giving away the boxed set paperback collection of The Complete Anne of Green Gables! I was supposed to announce the winner a few days…

#AnneReadAlong2017 : Halfway and Giveaway!
#AnneReadAlong2017 / August 24, 2017

WOW! Can you believe we’ve hit the halfway point in our Anne of Green Gables read-along already? I can’t. It’s been such an amazing journey and I feel so honored to be partnering with Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf. It’s been an adventure figuring out how we want to work together, want we want to provide, and how we want to engage our community. We really appreciate all the wonderful support you’ve provided us! Here are all the great things we’ve gotten up to thus far:   –Read the first 4 Anne of Green Gables books– –Posted reviews for all four books on both our blogs– –Cross-posted and shared Anne dialogue with many amazing readers– –Developed and published Top 5 Posts which feature Anne– –Encouraged others to join in by writing reviews and participating in Top 5 posts–   You can follow along with our progress, and find out how you can participate by checking out my #AnneReadAlong2017 page, or Jane’s linked above. And yet it feels like we’re only just beginning. Jane and I have even more planned for you in the second half of our #AnneReadAlong2017! But to start, we want to celebrate those who have been participating with us and thank you…

Mini Review: A Moon of My Own
Book Review / December 9, 2016

Title: A Moon of My Own Author: Jennifer Rustgi Genre: Picture Book Publisher: Dawn Publications Release Date: September 1st, 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Source: Owned Illustrator: Ashley White An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion, the moon. In her enchanted adventure she visits all seven continents while the moon goes through its cycle of phases as portrayed in silhouetted art. “Explore More” sections for kids and adults offer information and activities on phases of the moon and other aspects of astronomy and geography. Amazon When this book arrived on my doorstep, I knew it was something special. Inspired by her daughter asking, “Mama, why does the Moon always follow me?” author Jennifer Rustgi explores this idea within the pages of A Moon of One’s Own. A young girl in goulashes and carrying a stick is wandering the world having a conversation with the moon. She asks if the Moon is lonely or playing hide and seek. She compliments it’s brightness and appreciates the aurora borealis. A heart warming short story, this is perfect for bedtime. I adore the artwork of this book. The large glossy pages jumped out at me, but in a muted way….

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