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dewey-300x300Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon - April 26th

Basically this event is an excuse to do what we’ve all secretly wanted to do and completely blow off the world for a day and just read. Last year I stayed up for all 24 hours and it was fantastic. Recommendations for having a good time include: periodic breaks to get snacks and stretch, some short books, and participation in mini-challenges and twitter chats. Sign-ups are here.
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All You Need Is Kill Read-Along

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I’m super excited to announce this read-along! This will be the first read-along I’ve hosted and I think All You Need Is Kill has a lot of great things going for it. It’s a work of translated fiction (originally written in Japanese), which is something I’d love to read more of to experience a diversity of writing styles and to get a feel for different cultures. It’s part of a manga genre targeted at young men, so I’m excited to bring some diversity to the readership of this book. It’s also being made into a movie, so it’s the perfect book for participants in my Book to Movie challenge to pick up. And it’s a short book, clocking in at just 200 pages with large text, so it shouldn’t be too hard to fit in even for those of us with full reading schedules. Speaking of schedules, here’s the schedule for the read-along: Continue reading

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Mug O’ Comfort Swap Reveal

Today I’m writing to say thank you to my fantastic swap partner, Cassandra at The Fictionista, and to the lovely ladies at Chaotic Goddess Swaps for putting this together. Although this was Cassandra’s first swap, she did an amazing job putting together a really thoughtful package.

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Announcements: An Interview and a Giveaway Winner

bloggers-made-of-awesome1Today I’m excited to tell you that the fantabulous Tamara of Traveling With T has invited me to do an interview for her Bloggers Made of AWESOME feature! We chat about everything from bookish movies to favorite vacation reads. Head on over to check it out! And, now that you’re back…

My second announcement is that I’ve selected a giveaway winner for my Bloggiesta Social Media Mini-Challenge! And the winner is…

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Book To Movie Challenge: First Quarter Check-In

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Hi all and welcome to the first Book to Movie Challenge Check-In! I hope you’re all having a great time reading and watching so far this year. As always, my co-host Sergio of Tipping My Fedora is rocking this challenge, with 15 book to movie adaptations reviewed already! Since I love Agatha Christie, one of his reviews which I enjoyed the most was Marple: Endless Night. This first review not from the two of us hosting the challenge was a review of Gone Girl from Wendy at Wensend. Similarly, the latest non-host review was All Quiet on the Western Front from Bettina at Impressions Notebook. Personally, I’ve made it through two book/movie pairs: Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Monuments Men. I’ve also read Sharp Objects for my book club, but it was so dark, I might be too nervous to watch the movie! Below is the link-up for continuing to add your reviews in 2014. Thanks so much for joining in on this fun challenge! Continue reading

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Futuristic Friday: What Books Are You Looking Forward To Reading?

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Hi all and welcome to Futuristic Friday! This is a feature that the fabulous Tamara from Traveling with T dreamed up and kindly invited me to co-host. In this feature, we each look ahead to some of the book that will be published in the next three months which we’re most excited about. I love putting this feature together because it helps me actually plan my reading in advance. I’m also super excited to check out Tamara’s picks, since we have similar but not identical taste. I always find something new to me in her great picks. Continue reading

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Bookish Blogging Events

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LGBT Month – April

I’ve been wanting to read more books with LGBT characters for a while and this event is the perfect time for it. There will be a read-a-long, twitter parties, giveaways, and discussion posts. I plan on reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and possibly also Two Boys Kissing, as well as participating in as many of the other activities as I can find time for. Sign-ups are here. Continue reading

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