Top 10 Tote Bags for Readers

10 Must-Have Tote Bags for Readers: practical gifts for bookworms, librarians, writers, and other bookish folk.

Shopping for the readers in your life can be tough. Do you buy them another book? More bookmarks? A gift card for a book shop?

I’ve scrounged the internet for stylish tote bags that would make readers of any genre swoon. So, if you’re shopping for a friend or need something for your next trip to the library, check out these enticing options.

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Quote of the Day – Keeper

Quote of the Day
“Wishes. Before today, Keeper had made plenty of wishes, like wishes on falling stars and wishes on rainbows and wishes on wishbones, all kinds of small wishes, like for Hershey’s Kisses with almonds and tie-dyed shoelaces. But now she needed a big wish, a giant wish.” –KEEPER by Kathi Appelt

Keeper by Kathi Appelt

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10/10 Reading Update for 2022

2022 To-Read Pile: 10 Middle Grade books I want to read this year
To keep my annual reading goals low pressure and focused on fun, I’ve adopted a scaling system to track my progress. I set my Goodread’s Reading Challenge to 10 books at the start of the year, and when that’s accomplished, increase the goal by an additional 10.
Upon reaching each new milestone, I’ll mark the occasion with a fresh list of books I’m looking forward to reading soon.

2022 To-Read Pile: 10 Middle Grade books I want to read this year
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Quote of the Day – The Great Cake Mystery

Quote of the Day
“All of us worry about what other people think, even if we do not have to. It was easy to tell somebody to ignore that sort of thing; it was much harder to put such advice into practice.” –THE GREAT CAKE MYSTERY by Alexander McCall Smith

The Great Cake Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith

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Pathetic Heroes and Why it Works

Pathetic Heroes and Why it Works: why we love main charactes who aren't traditionally heroic.

Everyone seems to love a pathetic hero. They’re unlucky, unworthy, and usually go unnoticed in their fictional universe. However, as readers, we can’t help but fall for their awkward charm.

Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why the Pathetic Hero keeps showing up in our favorite books.

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Quote of the Day – Serafina and the Black Cloak

Quote of the Day

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

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Quote of the Day – Finding Serendipity

Quote of the Day
“Rummaging in the compartments of her school bag, she found two coins, one gold and one silver. Although the gold one was bigger, and worth more, Tuesday felt certain that it was the silver one she should use. Wishes were silvery things. Maybe because wishes rhymed with fishes.” –FINDING SERENDIPITY by Angelica Banks

Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks

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Quote of the Day – Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Quote of the Day
“That Granny Torrelli. Me, I always want to do things for Bailey because he can’t see, things I think are too hard for him, like cracking the eggs. But Granny Torrelli is showing me that Bailey doesn’t need so much help, that I should quit being such a take-charge Rosie.” –GRANNY TORRELLI MAKES SOUP by Sharon Creech

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

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Quote of the Day – Airball: My Life in Briefs

Quote of the Day
“For somebody like me, growing up in a basketball-loving family in a basketball-crazed town, you’d think I’d be screeching around the gym, too. You’d think I’d be rebounding every shot and sinking three-pointers from the lobby. You’d think.” –AIRBALL: MY LIFE IN BRIEFS by L.D. Harkrader

Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader

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