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Marie Landry’s life revolves around books; when she’s not writing them, she’s reading them, taking pictures of them for bookstagram, or blogging about them. An avid reader from a young age, she loves getting lost in characters’ worlds, whether they’re of her own making or someone else’s. She particularly loves stories with as much of an emphasis on self-discovery and friendship as on romance...but don’t leave out the romance!

She lives in a cozy apartment in Ontario, Canada with the best roommate ever, and can be found working in a room surrounded by Funko Pops and--you gue
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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon 2020: Santa's Scavenger Hunt Mini Challenge

Today is the kick-off of the HoHoHo Readathon hosted by Kimberly from Caffeinated Reader! I've been participating in this readathon on and off since the beginning and it's always so much fun. This year I'm pleased to be returning as an elf with a mini challenge for participants.

If you'd like to join the readathon, it's not too late! Visit this post on Kimberly's blog for the sign-up linky as w

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“The power of love is the best medicine a person can get.”
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“What a cool name. Where'd you get it?"
"I've always had it.”
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“Later in the winter I'd tire of the snow, but Christmas snow was different.”
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Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.”
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“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
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Marie Vic wrote: "Thanks for accepting my request! Looking forward to sharing about books. :)"

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Marie Genie wrote: "Hi Marie,

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Hi Genie,
I'm looking forward to discussing books with you, too! Thanks for the friendship. :-)


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Marie Annabelle Marie Veronica wrote: "Hi love! Thank you for the friendvite! Can't wait to start discussing books with you!"

Thanks so much for accepting, Annabelle, I'm really happy to connect with you here and talk books! :-) <3


Annabelle Hi love! Thank you for the friendvite! Can't wait to start discussing books with you!


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Marie Melissa wrote: "Hi Marie! Thanks for the friendship!"

Hi Melissa! Thank YOU! Always love making new bookish friends. :-)


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Marie Tana wrote: "Happy Birthday Marie, have a great day and hope all your wishes come true."

Thanks so much, Tana! <3


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Tana Happy Birthday Marie, have a great day and hope all your wishes come true.


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Marie Dani (Voguedotcom) wrote: "Hi Marie!
Thank you for the add! Of course I don't mind - I love connecting with any reader - especially those readers that take the time to read my blog. I am very proud of what I have achieved w..."


And so you should be! Blogging isn't necessarily as easy as a lot of people might think...it's time consuming, but it's so much fun, and so rewarding, that it's totally worth it. Really enjoying what I've seen of your blog so far. Glad to connect with you Dani! :-)


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Dani C Hi Marie!
Thank you for the add! Of course I don't mind - I love connecting with any reader - especially those readers that take the time to read my blog. I am very proud of what I have achieved with it so far!!

Dani :)


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Marie Misty wrote: "Ohhh your profile is so different to mine cuz you have a fancy author one lol
So, how's it shaking? I went to see footloose yesterday, it was great :)"


LOL! I kind of miss the old profile, I lost a few of the features I liked, but then I got new ones, so I guess it's a fair trade haha. Ooh Footloose, I've heard so many great things about it, I might have to go see it...I've never even seen the original lol.


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Misty Ohhh your profile is so different to mine cuz you have a fancy author one lol
So, how's it shaking? I went to see footloose yesterday, it was great :)


Laura Ann Dunks Hey birthday twin! That's awesome! Also, you're book sounds amazing.

Laura xxx


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Char Hi Marie,

Thanks for the add and the follow. I can't wait to talk books with you.

Char =)


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