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Recipes & Crafts Inspired by The Hunger Games!

Recipes & Crafts Inspired by The Hunger Games!

Stamped Hunger Games Cookies Ready for more Hunger Games love?  Yesterday, we shared some of our favorite handmade Hunger Games gift ideas. Today, we have a round-up of some great recipes, crafts, and cool stuff inspired by the trilogy. I love the thought and creativity that went into all these projects, which show a real love and appreciation for the books. Perhaps you’ll find some ideas to help you get ready for the big movie day next week! Hunger Games Food & Recipes Fictional Food always writes such tasty and thorough recipes that blend their love for books with their love for culinary delights! Some of the best Hunger Games recipes I’ve seen are linked below. I also liked the Chicken with Creamy Orange Sauce from Katniss’ lunch with Cinna, lthough apparently you should avoid the pale purple melon. Cupcakes on Fire Mellark’s Bakery Goat Cheese & Apple Tarts From… Read more »

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Gifts for the Hunger Games Lover in Your Life

Gifts for the Hunger Games Lover in Your Life

What are you doing next Friday, March 23? As if we really need to ask! In celebration of The Hunger Games movie opening next week, here’s a round-up of some amazing products available for purchase. All of them are handmade or designed by independent artisans, so don’t forget that if an item is sold out, you can probably ask the seller to make you another one! These would make such perfect gifts for the Hunger Games lover in your life. Mockingjay pin Hunger Games Custom Military Tag Arrow Pocketwatch necklace I am Not Pretty necklace Team Gale shirt I Love the Boy with the Bread shirt  Cinna Said shirt Cinna is My Homeboy shirt Like Peeta Loves Katniss card Catching Fire pencil set THG Party Invitations May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor messenger bag Rue’s Song bracelet Real or Not real bracelet Stay with Me rings Have you… Read more »

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Bookish Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Bookish Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Mortal Instruments Team Jace Tee-Shirt Ah, there’s nothing like a good romance. In celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14, here’s a round-up of some book-related gifts you might consider for that special someone. And if you’re single this year, hey–there’s nothing wrong with getting yourself a little something, too! Custom Scratch-Off Golden Ticket Valentine Many of these are handmade gifts chosen from Etsy. If the item is sold out, don’t forget that you can always contact the seller to see if there’s another one available. Some sellers will also ship directly to the participant, which is great if you’re in a hurry. Mr. Darcy’s Proposal Tea Towel Wolves of Mercy Falls Bookmark Jane Austen Persuasion  Necklace Tessa’s Clockwork Angel Necklace Jane Austen “Bewitched” Print Edward Cullen Quote Necklace Jane Eyre “Every Atom of Your Flesh” Cuff Bracelet Customized Gifts I really like thoughtfully chosen, personalized gifts. Here are a… Read more »

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more about Wendy + February update

more about Wendy + February update

Hi everyone! Things are a bit nutty right now since I’m on travel at the moment, but I wanted to post a quick update. First of all, the lovely Missie over at The Unread Reader invited me to do a guest post on her blog. Check out her site today if you’re curious what I get up to When I’m Not Reading! There may or may not be talk of strawberry tarts and James Bond. Ahem. We also have oodles of fun Valentine’s stuff coming up for The Midnight Garden. Do you have a bookish valentine to buy for? Curious about the novels your favorite YA authors might find romantic? You’ll find that here and more over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

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more freebies & deals + guest post on The Happy Booker!

more freebies & deals + guest post on The Happy Booker!

‘Tis the season for giving, and some of our favorite publishers are feeling mighty generous! Check out some of the great freebies and deals below, which can be read on your e-reader or on your computer or Smartphone with any of the free reading apps. Don’t forget to double-check the price before buying though, as there’s no telling how long some of these deals will last. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Darksideby Beth FantaskeyThis book about a 17-year-old girl who is suddenly told she is a long-long Romanian Vampire Princess has gotten some great reviews, and is currently free for Kindle and Nook. Goy Crazyby Melissa SchorrRachel’s Jewish grandmother says “Don’t go with the goyim!” but she can’t seem to help herself. This YA romance sounds pretty funny and cute, and is free for Kindle at the moment! Into the Wildby Erin HunterThis middle grade fantasy series is very… Read more »

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