Animal Crossing New Horizons Book Tag

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It’s Animal Crossing Day!

Animal Crossing New Horizons is out today, and I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to this day for ages. Thank goodness Kristina @ Books & Dachshunds made the perfect tag game for it! Today, Animal Crossing meets the bookish, and it’s the perfect blend of my interests. You know, as things should be! 😊🌴🌊

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Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

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Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

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Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.


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Miscellaneous Magic: Happy Second Birthday, Hail & Well Read!

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Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us…

Happy second birthday, dear Hail & Well Readdddddd, happy birthday to us! Though Hail & Well Read only got its name this past January, the blog as a whole has now been around for two entire years. Two! It’s survived all kinds of crises on my part, and plenty of joy otherwise. And, now we get to celebrate!

Go grab a cupcake or a doughnut or whatever sweet treat your heart desires. Celebrations and sappy reflection (and…a giveaway?) start now!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Authors From F to J

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If you’re not singing the alphabet in your head to get through this list, what are you doing?

Going only five letters at a time means I keep forgetting to look at the official March T5T topic list from Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm Blog, and I just go through the alphabet in my head until I have the letters I need. Why do things the easy way? Isn’t the pointlessly longer route more fun? But setting debates about alphabetical efficiency aside, here’s my list of top authors from F to J!

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All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault

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All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault

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For Ivy, summer means roller-coaster season, spinning cotton candy at the Fabuland amusement park, and hanging out with her best friend, Morgan. But this summer is different.

One morning, Morgan finds a dead body. It’s their former classmate and coworker Ethan. To make matters worse, Morgan is taken to a hospital psych ward only days later, and she’s not saying much–not even to Ivy.

The police claim that Ethan simply took a bad fall, but Ivy isn’t convinced and realizes it’s up to her to get answers. What she finds is unsettling–it’s clear that some people aren’t being honest about Ethan’s last night at Fabuland. Including Morgan. And the more secrets Ivy uncovers, the closer she gets to unraveling dark truths that will change her life forever.

DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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Pub Day Prophecies || March 2020

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The trick to staying on top of new releases is to stare really hard into your local crystal ball and hope it shows you the good stuff. Or you can save yourself some frustration, and read up on the Pub Day Prophecies for March 2020!

There’s some good ones this month, folks. I wouldn’t want to miss it if I were you.

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Weekly Wrap || March 7th, 2020

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March 7th, 2020

It’s starting to seem like the trick to getting through the week is to have a wild weekend ahead. And by wild, I mean I’m going to do nothing but play Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX all weekend. I am a responsible adult, obviously, and looking forward to PMD has not made this Weekly Wrap shorter, not a bit.

Well, maybe a little? But there’s still some new things to talk about, so drop on in!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Authors From A to E

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Ah, yes, the cornerstone of all lists: the alphabet.

A while back, Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm Blog did an A to Z T5T series focused on favorite books. Now, she’s turned the tables and brought it back, this time for favorite authors! Today, we’re looking at authors from A to E to kick March off!

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