#BookADayMay Wrap Up + #MGCarousel Book Bingo for May

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Books are a big part of my life all year ’round, but kicking off summer with a reading challenge has always been my favorite tradition. There’s something about that first day with the A/C on that makes me wild for a trip to the library…

That being said, it’s a lot easier for me to stay focused when there’s some sort of incentive attached, which is why I decided to participate in Middle Grade Carousel‘s first official #BookADayMay challenge!

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Enamel Pins for Bookworms

From showy shoes to eccentric eyewear, I’m a huge fan of using clothes and accessories to express myself. And as a collector, I’m always looking for shiny things to hoard. Currently, I’m obsessed with enamel pins. They’re easy to store, packed with personality, and fairly inexpensive.

Enamel Pins for Bookworms

Whether you’re looking to add to your own collection, or seeking out the perfect gift for your bookish buddies, here are 15 designs that are simply divine!

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5 Bad Bookworm Confessions

Book bloggers are supposed to be the ultimate book people, right? With our customized library totes and flawless bookstagram photos, there’s a lot to live up to. So it’s hard to admit when I fall short of those great expectations.

Bad Bookworm Confessions

Here are a few bad bookworm confessions. I hope they’re not too scandalous! Better yet, I hope you can relate.

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Short Poems Anyone Can Enjoy

Although I grew up copying out Emily Dickinson poems for penmanship practice and giggling over Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends, I’ve always been intimidated by this particular form of literature.  It wasn’t until I began reading Novels in Verse last year that I felt poetry might be worth approaching.

8 Short Poems Anyone Can Enjoy

I’ll admit, it’s still confusing and new, but I’m paying more attention now. Poetry isn’t just a sentence with a lot of negative space anymore. I’m even trying my hand at writing a few. So, in honor of National Poetry Month, here are a few short poems that I thought would appeal to fellow newbies.

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Comfort Reads

It’s my belief that there’s a book out there for everyone. Whatever you’re interested in, want to know more about, or need to hear, someone’s probably written a book for it. I’ve also come to realize that there’s a book out there for every mood. Books for when you’re brave. Books for when you’re hurt. Books for when you need a laugh.

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Today, I wanted to talk about comfort reads. Books that have the magical ability to whisk us away to a happier place, lift our moods on a crummy day, and read like they were written just for us.

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