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Spellbinding by Maya Gold (ARC)

Spellbinding by Maya Gold


This book really does have a lot going for it, and probably, had it ended a bit differently, could have been a decent series. Yes, it was predictable, but what more would you expect? It is your basic boy likes two boys, one is the right one story line, but with some spells peppered in. And what high school student wouldn’t want to be able to cast spells on their classmates?

Gold does a great job of linking Salem history into the storyline, making the book less “fluff.” I image teen girls who have an interest in the trials or witchcraft would appreciate the ties. It’s a very quick read and holds your attention. Plus, it’s a clean read that I would feel comfortable suggesting to teens with conservative parents.

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Citizenship Day

Citizenship Day.

Welcome to Earth!

Welcome all domestic and internationally born American citizens…I’m glad you are here!  Thanks for helping to make the U.S. the impressive “melting pot” it is.  Shout out to all my Norwegian and Italian peeps!

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National Guacamole Day

National Guacamole Day.

Ah, good ole guac, or maybe I should say bueno guac.  Guacamole can make an awesome substitute for salad dressing, just a suggestion…

look, i has black play-doh and owls at my desk!

There is a lot of other things going on today also, like National Play-Doh Day.  And on a serious note, Rosh Hashanah.

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National Linguine Day

National Linguine Day.

What is the deal with every version of Italian food having it’s own official day?

It is also Make a Hat Day.  Time to get creative and make a super cool hat!

Additionally, today kicks off Writer’s Weekly 24 hour writing contest.  If you write, you should totally look into it next year (it may be too late for this year).


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Eat a Hoagie Day

Eat a Hoagie Day.

Make mine just cheese, mustard, pickles, and lettuce!

It is also National Cream Filled Donut Day.  Hear that Cop? You have an excuse to hang out at Dunkin Donuts today!

Dunkin Donuts

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Thursday App–Petfinder

Tomorrow kicks off Petsmart’s National Adoption Weekend.  I don’t actually know what that means, but it’s this weekend.  Anyhow, today’s app is a great tool for finding your new best furry friend.  Petfinder is pretty much the place most shelters and rescues use to highlight there animals, so this app can be a great way to find an animal to share your home with.  It is a bit buggy, which surprises me because it is developed/owned by The Discovery Channel people, but it will give you a photos and a good amount of information.  Use it this weekend and help out homeless pets by bringing one home.  Also, keep a look out for a super cute litter of Siamese kittens I will soon add to the mix!

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National Peanut Day

National Peanut Day.

Smart Balance Chunky

I love peanut butter so I plan to celebrate today.  I prefer unsalted chunky style.  What is wrong with those creamy fans out there?

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Mood Enhancer

Every day I make a list of 50 things I love and 5 good things that happened the day before. It is silly, but it does really make me feel better about my life. Or I just sit back and think about how I am a better person than the people who I attribute to my bad mood.

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More New Stuff

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New Stuff

look what just left my desk!

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