Flashback: Re-read a book you loved when you were younger and share a quote.

I loved The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams so much that I listed to the audiobook every night before I fell asleep. It was so nice to visit this book again. All the feels!
If you want to read it, check it out here.
What’s your favourite nostalgic read?

Again again

by E. Lockhart

After experiencing a romantic upheaval and a near fatal family accident, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself in a whirlwind of summer adventures.

Again Again by E. Lockhart

Adelaide prepares herself for a summer of possibilities, however, nothing can prepare her for falling in and out of love. While navigating her new found love, Adelaide will confront the secrets she has kept, her perceptions of love and the human mind.

Again again is an offbeat and unconventional romance story that is moving and thought provoking. A lyrical and thoughtful summer read!

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#Shelfie: Snap a pic of your beloved bookshelf. Make it creative!

I love so much about this shelf design! I designed it for an I Spy photo, but loved it so much I kept it around.
What does your book shelf look like?

Book Tasting: Recreate food or drink from a story you read and post your creation. Bonus: Let us know if it was good or not.

It was delicious!
This book is designed for a younger crowd, but there is no age limit on food right? The recipes were fun and easy to make. Check out OPL’s copy here.

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

by Roxanne A. Brown

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

The Solstasia celebration is a time of great rejoicing, and for Malik, it is an even greater joy because he gets the chance to leave his war stricken home. Malik plans to start a new life in Ziran, where the celebration takes place, but his plans get turned upside down when a sinister spirit kidnaps his sister. Malik quickly realizes that his sisters kidnapping was meant as payment into the city; to save her, he strikes a deal with the spirit: he will kill the crown princess Karina in order to get her back.

Karina, however, has plans of her own. Her mother has been assassinated and her court is on the brink of mutiny . With nowhere else to go, Karina decides to use ancient magic to bring her mother back, which calls for the heart of a king. And Karina knows just how she’s going to get one: offer her hand to the winner of the Solstasia celebration.

Malik and Karina’s paths crash together in this intense and romantic own voices novel. An action packed and lush story, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin is fast paced and engaging read.

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Dread Nation

by Justina Ireland

Jane McKeene was born into a world about to change. A world where the dead started walking, changing the civil war and America forever. Along with many others, Jane is required by the Native and Negro Reeducation Act to attend combat school to learn how to kill the dead who walk among them. However there are other opportunities, and Jane starts training to become an Attendant, training in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the rich and wealthy.

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) by Justina Ireland

Jane however, does not want the life of an Attendant and has every notion of returning to her home in Kentucky and being rid of the politics of America. When she arrives back home, Jane does not expect to become entangled in a conspiracy when she returns, fighting against powerful enemies. Now the walking dead are the least of her worries.

A compelling Historical Fantasy, Justina Ireland has creating a moving, own voices horror novel that will stand the test of time.

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Felix Ever After

by Kacen Callender

Felix Love wants love. He’s never been in love and has always wondered why it seems so easy for everyone else to find that perfect someone.

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

After an anonymous student starts sending him transphobic messages and posting his deadname along with a picture of him before he transitioned, Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. Little does he know that his revenge plan will land him in a love triangle.

Not only will navigating these feelings be a journey, but Felix will begin to discover that the most important journey is figuring out how he feels about himself.

Felix Ever After is a feel good inspiring novel about relationships, finding love and redefining the love you deserve.

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Books on Film: Watch a film and read the book that inspired it. Post a pic of them side by side. 

Bonus: tell us what part should not have been left out of the movie.

The book was way better!
The movie should not have left out Lucy’s innocent nature and Mina’s cleverness.
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