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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Breakfast Served Anytime

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Breakfast Served Anytime

Diner, Butterflies, Table, Window, Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Camp, Summer, Summer Camp, Coming of Age, Breakfast Served Anytime, Sarah Combs
The butterflies started showing up the night before I left for Geek Camp. The first one came as a surprise: an otherworldly blue messenger, lifting and settling its wings on the windshield of the wheezy Chrysler LeBaron I had inherited from my grandmother just months before. Carol was riding shotgun, and when I whacked her knee and pointed, she just slid her sunglasses down her nose, peered at the butterfly like it might be contagious, and said, “They’re everywhere, Glo. A plague of them.” After that, just like when you learn a new word and suddenly it’s all over the place, I started seeing the blue butterflies everywhere I looked.

Weekly Quote for Week-21 2020 ~ The Upside of Unrequited

Weekly Quote for Week-21 2020 ~ The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited, Blue, Arrows, LGBT, Young Adult, Romance, Cute, Becky Albertalli“There’s just something terrifying about admitting you like someone. In a way, it’s actually easier when there’s no chance of anything happening. But there’s this threshold where things suddenly become possible. And then your cards are on the table. And there you are, wanting, right out in the open.”

Weekly Quote for Week 19-2020 ~ Get Well Soon

Weekly Quote for Week 19-2020 ~ Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon, Anna Bloom #1, Julie Halpern, Smiley, Sad, Depression, Mental Health, Mental Hospital, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult, Letters“People sent me get well soon cards while I was in a mental hospital. There were fluffy little bunnies, floaty rainbows, and even a religious card. I could understand that Hallmark probably doesn’t make “Get Sane Soon” cards, but still. Was I not well before? Am I well now? Who decides?”

Teaser Tuesday ~ Somewhere Among

Teaser Tuesday ~ Somewhere Among

Grandparents, pregnancy, bicycle, girl, sky, temple, skyscrapers, Somewhere Among, Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Poetry, Children's Books, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Japan, US,
I decided 16% would be a nice number for today’s Teaser Tuesday.

This baby hears
more Japanese here-
Obaachan’s fussing about Jiichan
leaving tea rings on the table
bruising tomatoes on shop errands,
forgetting something on her list

the tv blaring
recipes,
drama,
and news all day long.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The List of Things That Will Not Change

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The List of Things That Will Not Change

The List of Things That Will Not Change, Rebecca Stead, Blue, Night Sky, Girl, Backpack, Clouds, Children's Book, LGBT, Realistic Fiction, Wedding, Sister, Family, Contemporary, Divorce
Just last weekend, my dad told me a story that explained one or two things about his wedding day. Not his first wedding day, the second one. The story was about him and uncle Frank, when they were little.

Top 10 Books March 2020

Top 10 Books March 2020

Afternoon all!

Smile, Lost Cat, Sunstone, Top 10 books March

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