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Quote of the Day – The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Quote of the Day

Nick was not in the habit of thinking twice. It felt too good to say what was on his mind, even when it got him in trouble.

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman

20/20 Reading Update for 2021

10 Middle Grade Books I Want to Read in 2021

At the start of the year, I decided to use a scaling goal to track my year of reading. My original goal of 10 books bumped up to 20, and thanks to #BookADayMay and a surprisingly productive summer reading session, I’ve blown through that goal and then some with a total of 50 books!

I’m bumping up my Goodreads goal to 60, and highlighting some more books on my To-Read pile for 2021!

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Things That Should Be in Every Book

Things That Should Be In Every Book #125: Starlets in Sunglasses
Things That Should Be In Every Book #125: Starlets in Sunglasses
Can you think of a fitting example from a book you’ve recently read?

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week September 12-18: Better

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week September 12-18: Better

Better

Perfectionism is your enemy this week! Learn to recognize small improvements and celebrate the areas you’re improving in, rather than beating yourself up for not having it down to a science. Practice makes better. Not perfect.

Tip of the Week: Stay consistent this week! Sticking to routine will be rewarded.


Share about something you’re still learning or practicing this week in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #WOTW2021!

To Be – Unflappable

Be Unflappable
Be Unflappable

BE UNFLAPPABLE

💙 think before you act
💙 try to be objective
💙 breathe
💙 ask for help
💙 don’t worry about what-ifs

How do YOU stay unflappable? Share your ideas in the comments!

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Merch of the Month: September 2021

Mockup of a tote bag featuring the "I Judge Books by the Cover" design from BumbleBess.com
merch of the month selection for September 2021

I Judge Books

I guess I’ve always been meant for the graphic design life, because packaging has always interested me. I’ve collected tags, ogled advertisements, and always chosen my next read based on the jacket. If you’re an aesthetic-first reader, this design is for us both!

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Things That Should Be in Every Book

Can you think of a fitting example from a book you’ve recently read?

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