March 2021 OwlCrate Unboxing

Every month I get excited when I see my OwlCrate box waiting for me in the mailbox. Sometimes I know what the book will be, sometimes I don’t, but I’m always anxious to open it and see what is waiting for me inside. So far in 2021 we have received a stunning copy of Lore by Alexandra Bracken and The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna as well as some fun and useful bookish themed items. When my March box arrived, I dove right in.

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November Wrap Up

Here we are, once again, at the end of a month in 2020 where you don’t know where the time went or how you got here. Hi, how are you? Are you doing alright? Are we all in a cycle of existential dread or is it just me? Sigh. Either way, I actually read books in November. Hooray! After spending a large chunk of the year in a reading slump I am surprised now when I actually manage to get some reading done.

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Top Ten Tuesday | The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

CONTAINS SPOILER FOR JANUARY 2020 OWLCRATE BOOK

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First Lines Fridays | July 19

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book
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First Impression Friday | Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Welcome to First Impression Friday! This meme is created by Joe at JW Martin – Storeys of Stories. The rules are:

• Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.
• Did you think you’d love and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right?
• Link back to Storeys of Stories so everyone can enjoy reading all the First Impression Fridays out there!

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