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Endings Can Be Beginnings: Counting by 7s (2013) by Holly Goldbery Sloan

Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan (2013) Suggested age range: 9 and up (Dial, 380 pages) Rating: 5/5 stars Source: Library Genre: Contemporary Realism “And endings are always the beginnings of something else.”

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The Book:This heartwarming story opens with a tragedy, but is surprisingly hopeful and unique throughout the rest of the novel. In the narrative, we meet twelve year-old genius,…

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Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon: MID EVENT SURVEY!

Dewey’s Readathon Update: Mid Event Survey dewey         1. What are you reading right now?

I’m reading Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and a graphic novel, Boxers by Gene Luen Yang.

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        2. How many books have you read so far?

I finished Cress and Bitter Kingdom but had already read quite a bit of each of those. I’ve read about 593 pages so far!

         3. What book are you most looking…

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My graphic novel for the #readathon. Love it so far! #dewey #books #bookstagram

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Ready, Set, Read!! #readathon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Ready, Set, Read!!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-ThonOpening Meme: Introductions! The read-a-thon began at 8am and I started with Cress, a cup of coffee, a pumpkin croissant. So far I’m having a delightful time. I only have a little bit of Cress to finish—I think I told you that I was already 361 pages into it for the read-a-thon, but I couldn’t wait another day to finish it—it’s such a page turner and full of twists and…

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First book and cup of coffee of the #readathon #dewey #readers #reading #books #bookstagram

Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon: Saturday, October 18th, 2014!!

Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon: Saturday, October 17th, 2014!!


It’s that time again, READERS! Time for a 24 Hour Read-a-thon, and it’s going to be fantastic! This is my second read-a-thon, and I love the group that puts this together. If you want to read more about Dewey and the Read-a-thon, check out this link.

You can also follow the Official Twitter Account and Instagram account. I’ll be tweeting and posting pictures on Instagramthroughout the day,…

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#paleo pumpkin bars for Dewey’s 24 Hour #readathon tomorrow! No refined sugar or wheat! #pumpkin #elanaspantry #dewey #snacks #readingtreats

My #Tbr stack for Dewey’s #readathon. I’m almost finished with Cress and may not read all of them but this gives me some variety. I also have two kindle books I will share later. Happy Reading!! #dewey #books #bookstagram #reading

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (whether fictional or real)


This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their fabulous blog if you haven’t yet.

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the…

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A Journey of the Heart: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

A Journey of the Heart: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce

“He had learned that it was the smallness of people that filled him with wonder and tenderness, and the loneliness of that too. The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other; and a life might appear ordinary simply because the person living it had been doing so for a long time.

Harold could no longer pass a stranger without acknowledging the truth that everyone was the…

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