Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day! If you need an excuse to read then let World Book Day give you one, today across the nation and world people will be celebrating the day by heading to their local library, bookstore or tapping into their personal libraries to celebrate in a quiet nook and read.

Reading is important for many reasons, but in children especially. Studies show that only ten minutes a day reading to a child or having them read makes a huge difference in their vocabulary as well as imagination. I can speak from experience and say that reading has opened up new doors for my six year old son and I hope when it comes time that my daughter also picks up our love for reading.

There are so many books out there to celebrate today, but I’m going to share two picks for today. Read More

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

A Dystopian YA that revolves around the importance of receiving memories from your future self and what it means for the present time.

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian

Pages: 384

Published November 3rd 2015 by Entangled: Teen

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Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.

It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all.

Callie herself.


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A-Z Reading Challenge: 2017

We ALL have those books that we have been meaning to read or maybe that have been sitting on our shelves for weeks, months and maybe even years! Which makes the following reading challenge something to consider for yourself!

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A Puppy’s Dream comes true by Lisa Barbernell-Plier

32503199Genre: Children’s fiction, picture book

Pages: 20ish

Published: April 11th 2017 by Greenleaf Book Group Press

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A brave puppy begins a fairytale life with her new family.

Meet BabyDoll, a Maltese puppy who is adopted by her human parents, Lisa and Donald. This charming introductory story will make children and parents alike smile as BabyDoll explores her new surroundings, travels around the world, and has her tail highlighted pink. She even helps her humans in designing shoes! This happy tale ends with a surprise—what will happen to BabyDoll next?

This introductory book is the first in the BabyDoll’s Adventures series, enchanting children and parents alike with the amazing adventures of the adorable—and furry—new member of the Pliner family.


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March ’17 New Releases!

I’m trying to figure out what works best for you guys, do you prefer notices on releases at the beginning of the month or the end? Let me know in the comments below. Here are some books that have been released as of this month!
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Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

29960675 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian

Pages: 384

Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

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Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.


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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Pages: 306

 Publication Date: March 10th 2015 by Atria Books

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At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.


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