Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 1: Prologue – Chapter 8)

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Yay! It’s finally time for our first Renegades discussion! I feel like the wait has been so long since I announced this readalong, and it’s been torture. But now we’re finally reading this awesome book, and I’m very happy to be reading it together with all of you, and to be able to talk about it with you guys as well! This week we’ll be discussing from the prologue, up to the end of chapter 8. For those of you hearing about this readalong for the first time, you can find the info and sign-up post here. And if this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blogging event which is hosted by Melanie and myself! For more details, please go to my info page about Calendar Girls!

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Stranger Things 2 Book Tag

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Welcome to the Stranger Things book tag! If you have not watched season 2 of Stranger Things all the way to the end and still intend to, I highly recommend that you do not read past this point! There are spoilers galore! (But there is a tag for those who have watched season 1, and you can find it here!)

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For those of you who have finished the 2nd season, and miss the setting and characters as much as I do, please read on! This tag was created by myself, Harker from The Hermit Librarian, Tris from Tris’ Nook, and Breeny from Breeny’s Books! And I’d like to thank the 3 of them one more time, because I could not have finished compiling this tag without them!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#34): Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read, While They are Still Children

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m sorry to have missed a few Top Ten Tuesdays due to being far too busy. But I’m back now! And this week’s topic happens to be about something that I’ve actually been actively thinking about for some time now. I don’t have children yet, but I’ve sort of been compiling a rough list in my head, listing all of the books that I want to make sure that they have available. As a child, I sadly was unable to access diverse children’s books, and therefore was unable to list any here, but please share your suggestions with me, as I would love to add those to my kids’ library!

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Stranger Things Book Tag (Take 2)

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I was tagged by Pore Over the Pages to do the Stranger Things Book Tag the first time in August of last year, and you can check my first completion of the tag here! So, you’re probably wondering why I’m doing the tag again, when no one else has tagged me to do it? Well, let me tell you! I finished watching season 2 of Stranger Things…well, just a day or two after the episodes were released, and then I was left wanting more. So I decided to reboot this tag with new graphics and to see if any of my choices for each category have changed! This tag was originally created by A Running Commentary, but when I clicked on the link to their page, it took me to an entirely different blog. So, I don’t know what happened to them. If any of you know, or if you are A Running Commentary, please let me know!

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The Fire Queen by Emily R. King (ARC Review)

34314702Title: The Fire Queen
Author: Emily R. King
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Imprint: Skyscape
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Date published: September 26, 2017
Page Count: 286
Source: Publisher

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

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

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#ARCstravaganza (#18): Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’ll be featuring a book that is not in the format of an ARC as you are used to. Usually ARCs are in paperback format, or e-book format, and say “advanced reader copy” and/or “not for sale” on the cover. However…since this book was sent to me by the author and publisher before its publication date, I’m going to bend the rules and categorize it as an “advanced copy” even though it’s a finished copy. Yes, I know…I’m awful. I couldn’t help but feature this book though! Seriously. I waited until the first snow to take photos of this beauty, and I’m so glad that I did! Then I was too excited not to feature the book for #ARCstravaganza rather than just sharing my Insta pics. Plus, this book was written by a Canadian author! Ah! But enough rambles, on to this awesome book!

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (Review)

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Based on: Thor by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Screenplay: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by: Joel Negron, and Zene Baker
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Producer: Kevin Feige
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins
Type: Fiction
Genre: Action,  Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.
Release Date: November 3, 2017imdb_logo_a_l
Running Time: 130 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Landmark Cinemas.

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Mini Review)

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Author: Katie O’Neill
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Fantasy
Publisher: Oni Press
Date published: October 18, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 72
Source: Publisher

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

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

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Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix (Review)

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Author: Grady Hendrix
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Horror, Humour, Mystery
Imprint: Quirk Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: September 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 248
Source: Publisher

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

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

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