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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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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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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Feature & Follow Friday (#8)

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It’s Feature & Follow Friday time and this week it’s all about books with “winter” settings! …Which turned out being a bit more difficult for me to answer than I’d expected! 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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Montly Wrap-Up (November 2016)

tumblr_n8opg8pmkr1t19jpho1_500And so, another month has passed and we are now entering the last 31 days of 2016. Can you believe it?! Time sure does fly. It feels as if it was just yesterday that January 2016 had begun, and I was pulling my hair out while looking over all of the course work looming in front of me, standing between me and my Master’s degree, haha. I cannot believe that it will now have been a year minus 31 days since that crazy time. Now I know that the above GIF will not be accurate for all of you (I’m not ignorant enough to believe that it snows everywhere in the world during this time of year), but here in Canada, December usually ends up looking like a winter wonderland over next months.

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