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Audible Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs

I know it seems that I’m always writing these glowing reviews about the books I read, and it’s true! I do love to read, and I love it when an author gives me a part of themselves. It’s hard not to love reading when you know that someone has reached deep into their soul and given us something heartwarming, funny, or interesting to take with us. But even I can admit that there are times when a reading (or in this case, audio book) experience is…less than stellar. So, without any further delay, I give you a review for the Audio Book “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Rejected X-Men Characters” Sorry… Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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(Disclaimer: I am an Amazon Affiliate, so when I talk about Audible, and you sign up for a trial, or a subscription, I get money at no cost to you! While I don’t recommend this particular book on Audible (you’ll see why) I do recommend the service as a whole. Just grab something like Harry Potter, or World War Z instead…
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The Rory Gilmore Challenge: UPDATED

Earlier on, I posted the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and said I would update it as I go. WELL, true to form, I did not. I started a VERY time consuming job in July (which I have subsequently taken on a smaller position in,) and had time for NOTHING! But now, I’m back. New Year, New Challenges, New Reviews, New Crafts, New Recipes, New Books, Old Books, BOOKS!
Anyway, here’s the challenge
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Making a Library Book Bag!

2018 is a monumental year for Guppy! This past June she finished 3rd grade at her elementary school, and will be starting 4th at the middle school in september. When we were doing our summer “purge” of clothing, to get ready for school shopping, we came across her old elementary school t-shirt, and she was torn on what to do with it. She knew she wasn’t going to wear it anymore, but was still pretty hesitant to give it away, so we came up with making this bag as a compromise! It was an easy project for her to do, and now she has a bag to carry her books to and from the library (and, let’s face it, a bunch of other junk is going to go in it, too!)

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The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge

My Mama, Guppy, and I are HUGE Gilmore Girls fans. Growing up, I really loved how into reading Rory was, because I was a pretty big book nerd myself, and it was nice to have a nerdy girl with a single mom to look up to. So naturally, when I found this list, I was all ears. This is more of a work in progress, and will be updated as I go along, but if you’d like, you can take the challenge with me! I’m starting by crossing off all of the books I’ve read through my time (even if it was in High School).
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Dream a Rainbow- By Carlotta Penn

Have you ever heard of the term “Rainbow Baby?” A child born after a miscarriage, or loss of an older sibling is often referred to as a Rainbow Baby. Thousands of parents suffer the heartache of a lost pregnancy or child every day. “Dream a Rainbow” is dedicated to author, Carlotta Penn’s own Rainbow Baby. See how Goober and Mama felt about such a bittersweet theme (Goober is a Rainbow Baby himself).
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Roundup: Books That Don’t Seem Like Books!

Back in this post, we discussed that a great way to get kids of all ages interested in reading is to introduce them to books that don’t read like books. Reading a chapter book can be SO daunting and sometimes, they may be hard to follow if you’re not really into reading them. This can lead kids to get discouraged quickly, and will likely turn them off from reading just as fast. When Guppy first started reading, she really wasn’t into sitting down for a chapter after chapter saga. Instead, we started to buy her books that had a different, more “journal-esque” format to them, and her interest in reading flourished. She told us it was like the character in the book was passing notes to her, and just telling her about their day, rather than trying to understand a narrative in third person. Here are 5 books that have that “Diary” feel to them, that make reading seem more comfortable, and personal to kids that still aren’t “into” reading.

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This post contains affiliate links, but that doesn’t affect my opinion about the books, between Guppy and I, we’ve read and recommend all of them!!
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Best Reading Teacher Gifts (that aren’t a #1 Teacher Mug)

I know a LOT of teachers, of all different grades. And let me tell you how many of the SAME teacher gifts they have. (Mugs, Tumblers, Pictures of Students, Picture Frames, Apple Statues, you get the picture) But if you REALLY want to show your appreciation for your kid’s teacher, why not get them something unique and useful. (You really only need like…4 mugs, and that’s being generous. Seriously, everyone, STOP WITH THE MUGS ALREADY!) Here is the BookwyrmMama list of better Teacher gifts!

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This post contains affiliate links, but that doesn’t affect my opinion about these awesome products!
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Summer Bookstagram Challenge

I am a pro…at procrastination, so I usually start bookstagram challenges, and then completely forget about them about 3 days in. If you’re like me, check out my Weekly Summer Bookstagram challenge! No pressure, little fuss, big fun! don’t forget to #thebookwyrmmama so we can find it!

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Remember that these are meant to be creatively interpreted! The more inspired you are, the better! Have Fun!