5 Blings! for Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading by @TommyGreenwald

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Oh, Charlie Joe Jackson! You are a funny guy! I really enjoyed your guide to NOT reading! What a great book! I love that it had elements of some of my favorite Middle Grade reads: The touching voice of The Wednesday Wars, the comedy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the silliness of Big Nate, […]

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Recommend A…#1-Book With a Three Word Title

The Dirty Cowboy Gets 5 Blings!

Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit started a fun new Monday post called Recommend A… & I’ve decided that Books and Bling should play along! This week it’s Recommend A Book With a Three Word Title Since so many books are either one word titles or a close to a sentence, it was  hard for me to think of […]

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TGIF Question of the Week: A sad story

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Ginger, from GReads!, has these awesome TGIF posts with really fun questions! I’m jumping in again this week, but with a warning:  My answer isn’t a happy one.  So, if you don’t want to read something sad, and I don’t blame you, then go ahead and skip this post. A Book Blogger is Born: What […]

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Wow! Never Let Me Go is a simple story, yet so complex. There isn’t much I can say without giving away important information about the plot. I will say that the story of Hailsham students sounds so calm and beautiful, but quickly begins to hint that all is not quite right in this tranquil setting. […]

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The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake Illustrated by Adam Rex

The Dirty Cowboy Gets 5 Blings!

I am in love with The Dirty Cowboy! Just WOW! Hysterical, beautiful, and endearing, The Dirty Cowboy was fun and engaging! I’ll surely be buying this for all the little beasts and monsters in my life-those who will take a bath and those who refuse! I have a feeling that we’ll just be calling it […]

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Oh, Insurgent! You really are freaking awesome!

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So, I have to admit that I was a bit confused when I started reading Insurgent! It was just too long since I had read Divergent! I took a quit time-out to refresh my memory of the Factions. A quick visit to the awesome Divergent Fans  site fixed it all! I love this site, BTW. It is […]

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TGIF: My Literary Vacation! Where Would You Go?

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I heard about this cool Friday question from Smash Attack Reads! I love her awesome book blog! Today she posted about GReads! TGIF Question and I loved it! So, today I’m playing along! Today’s Question:  Literary Vacations: If you could take a trip this summer to any place within a fictional book, where would you […]

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5 Blings! for Megan McCafferty’s THUMPED!

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I loved Thumped!          5 Blings for Thumped!                     Here’s what Schmoopy and I were reading on our flight to Chicago. We both finished on our books during the  flight home! Since I got this His & Hers idea after takeoff, he really […]

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The Post Where My Worlds Collide: Chicago Edition

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This week I’m in Chicago at the International Reading Association’s 57th Annual Convention. Two of my favorite things are combined: Reading and Education! I don’t usually mix my two social media personalities, but this week Books and Bling and on Literacy Everywhere are mixing together in an epic pairing of awesome! Yesterday, Schmoopy and I took […]

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Touring Chicago Merit Style with a little help from Chloe Neill!

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Schmoopy and I are in Chicago for the International Reading Association convention. It starts on Monday, so today we had some tourist time! We  got to spend the day doing some sightseeing. Of course, I needed to see where Merit, from the awesome Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series, lives. I sent a little Tweet out […]

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