Calendar Girls (#7 / July 2017): Best Fairytale Retelling

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Yaaaay it’s July! Which means that I’m very happy because it’s Summer (and cottage season in Canada), and that I’m also happy because it’s time for one of my favourite Calendar Girls Books prompts! This month it’s all about fairytale retellings. Some of you may have read in my previous posts that I really like the original fairytales (even the gruesome ones), and that I was a teaching assistant to a professor who taught fairytales at my university. I’m also a big fan of retellings, and wish that I had read more of them up to this point! I really didn’t realize how few of them I have read so far, until I went through my list and tried to pick my favourite. It’s quite sad actually, and I need to work on that. The good news is that I did manage to pick one, and it really is my favourite so far!

Also, for those of you who might have missed it, we have made some updates to Calendar Girls Books, specifically to when our montly #CGBchat is happening on Twitter. My co-host Melanie will also be hosting a read-a-long this month, to go with our fairytale retelling theme, and the book which she and other participants will be reading is Roseblood by A.G. Howard. You can read more about these updates here!

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Monthly Wrap-Up (May & June 2017)

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Top Ten Tuesday (#28): Top Ten Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

toptentuesday2I had a very strange experience just a few minutes ago. Last night and this morning, while laying in bed, I was thinking of how I hadn’t looked at the Top Ten Tuesday prompt for this week yet, and that I really should. I was also thinking that I really wish Top Ten Tuesday would prompt us to share our best reads of 2017 so far, because I really want to talk about them! So, then I go to check the prompts…and was just creeped out, because this week’s is Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far, hahaha…ha.

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Calendar Girls Wrap-Up (June 2017)

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We kicked it a little old school this month with some picks from the master himself: Shakespeare! And quite a few ladies shared their favorite plays, which Melanie and I are so grateful to each and every one of you for. Without you, there is no Calendar Girls! So, thank you so much for participating this month and for spreading the word. We love the returned interest each month and had so much fun seeing your picks for ‘Best Shakespeare Play.’ For those of you seeing or hearing about Calendar Girls for the first time, you can find out more about this monthly blog event here and here! But less rambles, and on to the nominees!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#27): Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

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And I’m back! I’m sorry to have missed last week’s Top Ten Tuesday! I just don’t really pay attention to the dads in the books that I read…and therefore was unable to think of ten books to list for that prompt. I will have to go and check out the choices of those who did end up participating! Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads (real and literary) out there! This week it’s all about series we’ve been meaning to start, but just haven’t yet!

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Fight Like a YA Girl Book Tag

Fight-LIke-A-YA-Girl croppedThank you so much for Beware the Reader for tagging me to complete this tag, and also thank you to Krysti @ YAandWine for launching this awesome and fun tag! I also really like the quote which Beware the Reader took from Krysti’s original post:

“It is so important for everyone to see examples of strong women in books, television, and movies.

There are so many ways in which women exhibit strength, so this tag is meant to be a celebration of some those strengths.”

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Currently Reading, Watching, Listening To, Trying (#4)

ezgif-1-f3fef490bdWow! It’s been nearly 2 months since the last time I posted one of these. I’m awful, I’m sorry! In my defense though I didn’t really post anything on this blog for the 20+ days that I was away, haha. As some of you may have noticed, I added a section to this blog series titled “currently listening to” or “current top 10”! Due to the friends I hung out with, and the fact that we went to South Korea (ugh such a good trip), I returned to Canada with a renewed love and appreciation for kpop! I will therefore be including a top 10 kpop (and whatever music I may be listening to, which can definitely vary in genre) to each of these posts from now on! Please read on if you’re interested in what I’m currently obsessing over entertaining myself with!

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