Favourite Books of 2017

I feel like it's a little early in the year to be doing this post - and then I look at my calendar and realize we're already two weeks into December. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for keeping me on track with my calendar! So far this year I've read a respectable 65 …

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Books That Give Me Wanderlust

I don't think there's anything that ignites my longing to travel quite like a good book. I didn't travel outside North America until I was 21, so books were really the way that I got to "see" the world. Here are some of the books that have made me want to explore the world (and …

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My Winter TBR

I usually don't make specific TBRs because I don't like forcing that much structure onto my reading life. But, seeing as it is this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), and I am ridiculously behind on my reading goal for this year, I'm willing to try anything to get me …

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Books I Want My Students To Read

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is "books you want your future children to read". I'm not a person who's consistently thinking about my future family. I'm much more focused on my current students. That's right, I'm a teacher (surprise!), and I'm pretty much always in "teacher mode". …

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Great Halloween Reads

I'm sorry. Halloween isn't my favourite holiday. I don't really like dressing up, I don't really care for bite-sized candy, and I'm not a fan of horror movies. That being said, I'm a sucker for a good spooky book in October. I can't handle reading anything too scary, because when I read I hear the …

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Unique Book Titles

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broken and the Bookish, (wow, it's been a while since I've done one of these!) is focused on unique book titles. I am a sucker for a good book title. I don't know what the magic formula for a great book title is. Sometimes a great book …

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Throwback: Favourite Reads 2010-2015

This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is a throwback freebie. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to look back at some of my favourite reads from the five years I was in university. Down the rabbit hole we go! Miss Match by Erynn Mangum This is Christian Chick …

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Books That Were…A Struggle

This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) is dedicated to those words that you couldn't push through - or that were so difficult to push through that you might have somehow developed new muscles. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte I know I'm starting off with an unpopular opinion here, but …

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Middle Grade Hidden Gems

Every Tuesday the lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish post a different bookish theme. This week, they want us to reveal our favourite hidden gems. I thought I'd share some middle grade stories that don't get enough hype! I feel like middle grade books in general don't get enough hype - probably …

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Hogwarts House Recommendations: Ravenclaw

Here's the thing about Ravenclaws: it's not just that they're intelligent - this house is not solely focused on being smart. It's about learning as a lifestyle. It's about living curiously. It's about finding comfort in things that you don't quite understand. So here's a few books that I believe I enjoyed because of my inherent Ravenclaw-ness.