Calendar Girls (#10 / October 2017): Best Paranormal Novel

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It’s October! What?! How?! I cannot believe it’s been 9 whole months since Melanie and I launched Calendar Girls! We’re so happy to so many of you have stuck with us for so long, and how many awesome participants we’ve picked up along the way! There are so many books that we would not have heard of if you guys had not shared them with us. So thank you for sticking with us, thank you for sharing your faves, and thank you for discussing something we all love…books!

(Please note that there will be no readalong this month, as Melanie and myself are too busy to host one. We are very sorry about this, and will keep you posted about a possible readalong in November!)

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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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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Readalong (Discussion 4: Parts 12-14)

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Welcome to the 4th (and final) discussion for our A Darker Shade of Magic readalong! It seems as if we’ve been reading this book for a very long time…and at the same time, it also feels as if time just flew by! I’m very sad that we are now finished this book, and that our discussions have to end! I want to continue hosting readalongs for the sake of these awesome discussions alone! Due to my insane reading schedule (you can have a look at the craziness here), I will be unable to host one in October. I am hoping to host a readalong for the sequel to this book in November though, and will keep you guys updated on that. Now, let’s get to our last ADSOM discussion!

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Readalong (Discussion 3: Parts 9-11)

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Welcome to the 3rd discussion for our A Darker Shade of Magic readalong! I hope that you’re all keeping up, and that those of you who have already finished the book (haha) will continue to join us for discussions! Please let me know if you have any concerns at all, by contacting me via my Contact page, or through the comments below! If this is the first time you’re hearing about this readalong, you can read the announcement and sign-up post here! If you want reminder emails, please be sure to sign up for the newsletter as well (link also provided in the post linked above).

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Readalong (Discussion 2: Parts 5-8)

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Welcome to the 2nd discussion for our A Darker Shade of Magic readalong! I hope that you’re all keeping up, and that those of you who have already finished the book (haha) will continue to join us for discussions! Please let me know if you have any concerns at all, but contacting me via email (flaviathebibliophile@gmail.com), via my Contact page, or through the comments below! If this is the first time you’re hearing about this readalong, you can read the announcement and sign-up post here! I am accepting new participants up to the third discussion, if you think you can catch up! If you want reminder emails, please be sure to sign up for the newsletter as well (link also provided in the post linked above).

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Readalong (Discussion 1: Parts 1-4)

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It’s here! It’s finally here! You don’t understand, I’ve been talking with some friends about reading this book together for months, and now we finally are. Gah. Okay, back to the intro. Welcome to our very first A Darker Shade of Magic readalong discussion! I hope that all of you have been looking forward to this book, and have also been enjoying it as much as I have so far! If this is the first time you’re hearing about this readalong, you can read the announcement and sign-up post here! I am accepting new participants up to the next, or third discussion, if you think you can catch up! If you want reminder emails, please be sure to sign up for the newsletter as well (link also provided in the post linked above).

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Calendar Girls (#9 / September 2017): Best Contemporary Novel

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How is this the 9th monthly Calendar Girls?! And how is it already September?! It feels just like yesterday that Melanie and I were putting our heads together trying to figure out what we wanted our blog event to be. Before we know it, our baby will be turning 1 year old! *sniffle* Well, maybe not quite yet. But anyway! This month it’s all about that contemporary fiction, and I cannot wait to see what all of you will have picked / will pick!

Also, there will be no Calendar Girls themed readalong this month, because Melanie and I are both too busy (me partially because I had already planned to do another readalong this month for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. If you’d like to join that, please sign up using the Google Form provided here, and also for the newsletter if you want reminders!)

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 4: Chapters 24-30)

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Welcome to the last My Lady Jane readalong discussion! Yes, I know, I’m sad too! I really enjoyed this month of reading MLJ and discussing it with all of you. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself after this (I wish there was a sequel). But at least I know that I can dive into the next readalong that I’m hosting (which some of you have also joined already, yay!), so there’s that. Anyway, on to the discussion!

If this is the first time you’re hearing about this readalong, you can read the announcement and sign-up post here! I was accepting new participants up to this point, and welcome to all of you who may have joined us since the first discussion! I guess I could accept participants for the next discussions as well? I mean, if you read quick, or are sure that you can catch up, you are welcome to join in and even add to the previous discussions! Just be sure to sign up so that I can keep track of everyone!

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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 August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 3: Chapters 16-23)

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Welcome to our third My Lady Jane readalong discussion! And I hope that all of you have been enjoying this next portion of the book as much as I have. I’m still upset with myself for waiting so long to read this, but am at the same time quite happy to be reading and discussing it with all of you! If this is the first time you’re hearing about this readalong, you can read the announcement and sign-up post here! I was accepting new participants up to this point, and welcome to all of you who may have joined us since the first discussion! I guess I could accept participants for the next discussions as well? I mean, if you read quick, or are sure that you can catch up, you are welcome to join in and even add to the previous discussions! Just be sure to sign up so that I can keep track of everyone!

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