Calendar Girls Example Post

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As those of you who are participating know, the blog event which Melanie and I will be hosting monthly in 2017 will begin next Wednesday (yay so close!) With this date fast approaching, we thought that it would be a good idea to post up an example post for you all, just so we’re sure that we’ve made everything as clear as possible before the event starts! For those of you reading about this for the first time, here are Melanie’s launch post and my launch post regarding the blog event, and we hope that you will join us!

Note: Even though the event is titled Calendar Girls, it is titled as such due to the two hostesses being female, as well as due to where the inspiration for this event came from. People of all genders, all orientations, and all ethnicities are welcome!

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Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerhill [ARC Review]

28114396Title: Ever the Hunted
Author: Erin Summerhill
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date published: December 27, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 264
Source: NetGalley

A digital copy of the book was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

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Tyrants and Traitors by Joshua McHenry Miller [Review]

32315339Title: Tyrants and Traitors
Author: Joshua McHenry Miller
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Action & Adventure, Ancient Civilization
Publisher: Blue Ink Press
Date published: October 10, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 286
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: “Find the traitor hiding within Israel,” the seer warns Niklas, “or our nation will be enslaved and your hometown slaughtered.”

So, no pressure.

Niklas, a fifteen-year-old shepherd, spent his whole life dreaming of revolt against the hygiene-adverse Philistines, but when the all-but-impossible mission is thrust upon him, he starts to rethink the whole hero business. What chance does the daring schemer have when lions, the Mad King, and a literal giant stand in his way?

As Niklas races to uncover the hidden traitor, conspiracies and armies converge on the nation—with his hometown directly in the crossfire.

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Musing Mondays (#12)

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Another Monday, another Musing Monday post! I can’t say this enough, but these Musing Monday posts make Mondays more bearable for sure.

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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Feature & Follow Friday (#9)

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It’s Feature & Follow Friday time and this week’s prompt…prompted and intetesting discovery for me!

This weekly meme is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.com, and you can find all of the details in her most recent Feature & Follow post! But basically, people post in responses to a prompt every week, and then people vote on each others’ posts until the following Friday. The person with the most votes, is chosen as the next week’s feature!

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Musing Mondays (#11)

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Yay for Musing Mondays making Mondays feel more bearable! And I also wanted to take a moment to thank Ambrosia from The Purple Booker, for taking over the Musing Mondays weekly meme from Books and Beat (who has decided to close her blog). Thank you so much for hosing this meme for so long, Books and Beat and we’re sad to see you go!

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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