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Title: Human(kind) by Ashlee Eiland Pages: 224 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (Apr. 7, 2020) Summary A talented storyteller and peacemaker asks: Can kindness kindle a revolution? “Ashlee teaches by example how to live with courage and compassion, and I believe her perspective and voice will be deeply meaningful to so many people.”–Shauna Niequist Long before polls, protests, and political issues divided us, we were joined by a humanness that… Read More

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I’ve talked to you all last. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been keeping up with you all on there, but I haven’t blogged at all since March, and it’s been even longer since I’ve actually blogged consistently. Like many other people, 2020 has been an extremely difficult and challenging year for me. I am so thankful to have remained… Read More

Title: Amish Covert Operation by Meghan Carver Pages: 244 Genres: Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Amish, Christian Fiction Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (July 1st, 2019) Summary Can an agent in disguise keep her safe? After Amish widow Katie Schwartz’s search for her reclusive brother results in a shooting and her finding a cryptic message, she must rely on federal agent Adam Troyer to shield her. But, undercover as a Plain man, can Adam save her brother’s life and protect Katie? Trusting the… Read More

Hello! Today I am introducing a new series on my blog that I’m calling Non-Bookish Notables.  For every couple weeks or so, I thought it would be fun to give you all a non-bookish (for the most part) update about my life.  This is where I’ll share any fun or exciting update as well as just simple stuff like what I’ve been loving lately when it comes to listening/watching/eating etc.! So, let’s… Read More

Hey everyone! So, I realize this is way late, but I just realized I never shared with you all what I received from my #TBTBSanta this year.  My Secret Santa, who it turns out was Liz from Consumed by Books, absolutely spoiled me with such heartfelt gifts!

Hey everyone!  As many of you probably already know, the Booktubeathon has become the Reading Rush!  I, personally, love the changes that have been made and I am so excited for the readathon this year.  Also, feel free to add me on the website.  My username is thecalicobooks! The Reading Rush is running from July 22nd through the 28th.  So, it’s just about to begin in my timezone! 🎉  Today I’m going… Read More

Hey everyone! Today I’m back with another post for Bookending Summer!  Today I’m going to be doing the Lemonade Stand Book Tag, which was created by Jeimy @ A Novel Idea.  I love lemonade – especially in the summertime, so when I saw this tag I just knew I was going to participate. So, here we go!

Hello and welcome back to day 2 for me hosting Bookending Summer 2019!  Today I’ve created a super fun (in my opinion, lolol) book tag.  I’m calling it the Pool Party Book Tag, This is a fun and summer-y book tag that lets you decide which bookish characters you would invite to a pool party! Here we go!

Hello and Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans! 🎆  Today is also my first day as a host for Bookending Summer 2019. I am so excited to be hosting for the next four days!  I loved being a host last spring, and I just know that this time is going to be even better. 😁 Today’s prompt is inspired by the fact that today is the 4th of July.  I’ll be… Read More

Hey everyone! It is summertime again! 🙌🏼  The summer months are my favorite, and it feels so great to be swimming and gardening again.  Today I’ll be sharing with you all my bookish related goals for the summer.  Typically, I count my summer reading from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day – late May through early September.  So, I’ve already started working towards those goals. Without further ado, here are my 2019 summer… Read More