Calendar Girls Wrap-Up (September 2017)

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This month was a little more on the realistic side than in months past, because this month’s theme was ‘Best Contemporary Novel!’ And boy did we have quite a few books to pick from. I think… this might have been our best month for participation yet, but don’t take my word for it! Check out the picks yourself! (If this is your first time hearing about Calendar Girls and are interested in finding out more, you can read my info page about the blog event here!)

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Calendar Girls Wrap-Up (August 2017)

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This month we kicked it old school with some historical fiction novels! And woman, is there a lot of history to choose from. We had books from a variety of different eras, countries, and cultures, but enough of my rambles! Check out the picks yourself! I would also like to personally apologize (Flavia here), for not having been as active on all of your posts this month! As some of you may know, I started a new job at the beginning of the month, and I was also hosting a readalong for Calendar Girls. With all of those things, and other stuff, going on, I’m sorry to say that I have not yet had the time to comment on everyone’s posts! I do promise that I have seen them all though! (If this is your first time hearing about Calendar Girls and are interested in finding out more, you can read my info page about the blog event here!)

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Calendar Girls (#6 / June 2017): Best Shakespeare Play

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It’s finally here! May felt like a very long month, despite being on vacation and time usually going by very quickly when you’re on vacation. Maybe it’s because I wrote only one blog post the entire 21 days that I was away? Who knows. I also wanted to say thank you for picking my choice for the May theme as your favourite! It was a very pleasant surprise and definitely made me smile! Now, this month’s Calendar Girls theme is all best Shakespeare play! Yes! I’m an English Literature major and I tried to take as many Shakespeare-focused courses as I could. So yes, I really like Shakespeare! But before I let myself get carried away with Shakespeare rambles, I will just say yay, and that I’m curious and excited to see which of you will pick which plays!

(Also, if you’re confused about why this Calendar Girls post went up on the 1st Monday of the month, in stead of the 1st Wednesday, please check out the updates we have made to the reading event here!)

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Calendar Girls (#5 / May 2017): Best Sequel

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It’s time for another Calendar Girls post, and our theme for May is best sequel! This should get quite interesting. I was under the impression that I read a lot of series, but when I actually had to sit down and think about it, I had a very hard time thinking of any sequels, other than Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers…and I don’t love those two books enough to pick them for this theme. I don’t think that Chamber of Secrets is the best Harry Potter book, and The Two Towers definitely isn’t the best Tolkien either. So, I took to Goodreads and literally scrolled through all of my “read” books. There were a few which I kind of set aside, until I found the one! Continue reading to find out which book I picked!

(Also, if you’re confused about why this Calendar Girls post went up on the 1st Monday of the month, in stead of the 1st Wednesday, please check out the updates we have made to the reading event here!)

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Calendar Girls (#4 / April 2017): Best High Fantasy

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Thankfully March moved a little slower than February, even though it had only a few extra days. I am looking forward to May, but I’m also NOT looking forward to June, so it’s a constant struggle for me between wanting time to move faster or slower. I also don’t like aging, soooo maybe slower is the better option, haha. What about you guys?! But anyway, back to Calendar Girls!

For those of you new to Calendar Girls, it’s a new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie, and is inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific theme for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!

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Calendar Girls (#3 / March 2017): Best Book with an Active War

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How is it March already?! Time sure does fly. But anyway, I’m very excited to greet March, as this means our third set of posts will be going up. And March is also my birthday month! Yay!  For those of you new to Calendar Girls, it’s a new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific theme for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!

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Calendar Girls (#2 / February 2017): Best Romance in YA

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And it’s already time for our second batch of Calendar Girls posts! My, how time flies!  For those of you new to Calendar Girls, it’s a new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific theme for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!

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Calendar Girls (#1 / January 2016): Best Debut Novel of 2016

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Welcome to my very first Calendar Girls post! I am very excited to start this year off with a brand new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie! For those of you who have not heard of Calendar Girls (#CalendarGirlsBooks on Twitter) yet, Calendar Girls is a brand new monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific them for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!

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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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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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