Waiting on Wednesday (104)

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Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

This is set at Woodstock. WOODSTOCK. HOW GROOVY IS THAT?
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Top Ten Tuesday (104)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten New Series
I Want to Start
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Mara's Retribution: Discussing The Unbecoming

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In case you missed the news, there's a readalong of the ENTIRE Mara Dyer trilogy happening RIGHT NOW. It's called #MarasRetribution and it hosted by Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkie, Danielle from Love at First Page, and Katie from Polished Page-Turners, and myself! To keep up with the reading schedule in time for the release of The Retribution of Mara Dyer, participants should be finishing up with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. And that just happens to be what I'm discussing today!

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Waiting on Wednesday (103)

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Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

While I wasn't as big a fan of the second book, book one in this trilogy was VERY GOOD. In fact, this trilogy itself is pretty gosh darn good. So OBVIOUSLY I'm waiting on the final book and hoping it will be nice to me.
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Top Ten Tuesday (103)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Places Books Have
Made Me Want to Visit
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Review: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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Title: The One and Only Ivan
Authors: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publishing Date: January 7, 2012
Pages/Format: 307, Hardcover
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Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.


Book in One Word: IVAAAAAN.
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Be Our Tattooed Guest: Shari Green + The Words of Aslan

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Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

This week features a tattooed guest who's an author, with a quote from a very popular author's book tattooed on her arm.
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Review: This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Title: This Night So Dark
Authors: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publishing Date: October 7, 2014
Pages/Format: 109, eBook
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Don’t miss the breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed. 


Book in One Word: MOOORE.
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Waiting on Wednesday (102)

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Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I have yet to read anything by this author, though I do own the first book in the trilogy she's known for. I had a friend tell me this book was really, really good, but I wasn't sold; this isn't the kind of book I read much of. But then I read the beginning during the YA Scavenger Hunt, and I read the character's voice, and I was sold.
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Top Ten Tuesday (102)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Character
Driven Novels
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