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Announcing June's VBC read along choice

Here it is... that long awaited moment when I deliver more life altering news.

Well, okay, maybe not life altering like winning the lottery or announcing the discovery of a new solar system, but something pretty awesome all the same-- our next read-along choice for the virtual book club.

The poll was a little shady this time around-- not saving votes and all-- so I had to rely on official Facebook posts to determine the June book. Because we know that everything on Facebook is official and totally legit. Duh!  In June we will be reading, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

I'll be announcing more information about the VBC (virtual book club) on the 26th. That gives you plenty of time to get your copy ready! As a matter of fact, just skip the beach Memorial Day and hit the book store (since the library will be closed). Easy peasy.

The offical read-along will begin on June 2nd. If you feel so inclined, I would appreciate the help spreading the word... maybe a Tweet or sharing the button? What ever tickles your fancy.


Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?



Yes, the awesomeness shall commence soon. March was a blast with our first ever VBC read along. Thank you to all that participated!

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Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book


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