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My Bookmark Collection

I have always been a reader. However, I have not always been a bookmark lover. I would just use pieces of paper, receipts, etc to mark my page. Then I was introduced to magnetic bookmarks. I was gifted a set for Christmas by my sister-in-law and I love them. They are worn out so they are not longer in my collection. I need to purchase more magnetic ones. I love looking t other people’s bookmark collections so I thought I would share mine at the current time. Unfortunately, my cat has killed a few of my bookmarks these are the ones that have survived.

From left to right:

The first two are wooden bookmarks I received in The Bookish Box advent calendar. I love them but I don’t use them. I want to keep them forever.

The next white one is from a Litsy friend in a bookmark swap.

One of my favorites is next. I purchased it at a local Anime convention. The artist is Jiiri and you can find her @jiiriart on Instagram.

Lastly, the next one came from Book Depository and I thought it was adorable.

From Left to Right:

My husband knows me so well. He hung the first two from our Christmas tree like ornaments. So Christmas morning when we opened gifts they were there. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books so that one is a classic. The second one describes my favorite things.

Next is one I received from a Halloween Litsy swap. I use it year round. It is adorable.

The last three are also from Litsy Swaps. As you can tell I really love the swaps. I have several more from Litsy that are tucked away in storage right now. I will share those when I unpack them.

I hope you enjoy. In the comments let me know if you have any bookmark favorites.

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The Summer of Guinevere by John Madormo

The Summer of Guinevere

Since this is marketed as romance I was not sure that I would enjoy it. Being set in the past is the only thing that hooked me into reading this.When I jumped into it I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I devoured it in one day.

The Summer of Guinevere follows Paulie Passero in the last weeks of summer before his Junior year. When his father finds out that his mother, who disowned him twenty years earlier, is dying they set out on a road trip. Paulie doesn’t understand why he has to go. The prospect of driving from Chicago to the small town his father grew up in is the only thing that interests him. At first, Paulie is bored by small town life until he meets Guinevere Thompson. He wants to get to know her despite the warning that her father and brothers are dangerous. Paulie gets wrapped up in her life and wants to help her escape her abusive father.

This is a great coming of age story. Paulie gains confidence in himself through events of the story. He learns to speak to girls and handle tough situations through Guinevere. Another important character is Uncle Buddy. He helps Paulie gain interest in reading and current events. He motivates him to do his best in school. I think Buddy played more of an important role than Guinevere. He helped Paulie learn to stand on his own two feet. I will say I did not like Paulie’s father. He was less than helpful with the Guinevere situation and he didn’t really encourage Paulie in anyway.

The romance was cute and I enjoyed it, but this is a hard hitting story. It is raw and brutal. However, it does show you can grow and change your situation. I highly recommend checking this one out!

*Disclaimer- I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest review.


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The Winter of the Witch Katherine Arden Review

The Winter of the Witch

I can’t believe this beautiful series is over. I am sad to finish it. Katherine Arden painted a beautiful world that I was so glad I got to experience.

The Winter of the Witch continues the story right after the events of The Girl in the Tower. Moscow has been struck with disaster and they are hunting someone to blame. Unfortunately, Vasya fills that position. While escaping she goes to the land of Midnight, where she learns that the fates of the seen and unseen world are resting on her shoulders. Through this journey Vasya will come into her powers and learn her true destiny.

This was such an emotional roller-coaster. The events in this are heart stopping. We are introduced to new characters. I fell in love with Deb Grib. But as to be expected, there is also heartache.

I loved watching Vasya’s growth through the series. She goes from a unique young girl to a powerhouse of a woman. I will say the story line became more political than I expected. There is one part of the book where she finds a cottage. I was hoping she would build her life there but she left to help Russia. I promise that wasn’t a spoiler, lol. This series will forever be a favorite of mine.

Rating: 5/5


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