Aug 27
That’s what HE said Thursday Rewind- August 27, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday Rewind- August 27, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Rose’s Quote: “Are you allowed to get pregnant yet?” I laugh. “Nope. Not this weekend. Besides, you have to kiss a girl before you can knock her up.” “Did someone not have sex education when she was homeschooled?” he says. “Because I could totally knock you up without ever kissing you. Want me to show you?” –Holder to Sky (Hopeless by: Colleen Hoover) I laughed out loud when I read this. In fact, no matter how… Read more »

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Aug 25
America’s Reading Habits [Infographic]

America’s Reading Habits [Infographic]

Did you know that August 9th was National Book Lover’s Day? Did you also know that we didn’t do a post about it? I meant to, honest, and then time ran away from me like it always does. But then I came across this awesome infographic about how Americans read and thought I’d share it and discuss it. I found it interesting that almost half of all books read are in the mystery or thriller genre. Kinda laughed that westerns are least read. I think those were more popular during another time. I’m sad to see that less than a quarter… Read more »

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Aug 24
Guest Post: When Characters Outgrow Their Roles by Christine Amsden

Guest Post: When Characters Outgrow Their Roles by Christine Amsden

Guest Post: When Characters Outgrow Their Roles by Christine Amsden Some characters arrive on a blaze of inspiration. They bowl you over, shout their secrets into your mind, and won’t shut up until you’ve written their story. Such was the case with Cassie Scot, the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers who became the heroine in her eponymous series. Other characters sneak up on you, perhaps whispering their secrets, perhaps trying to grab your attention when it’s spent somewhere else. Such was the case with Madison Carter, Cassie’s shy, plump friend who outgrew her role in the Cassie Scot series. I… Read more »

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Aug 23
Chat Between Chapters: Action in Books

Chat Between Chapters: Action in Books

How much action do you like in your reads?  Julie: I think there is a delicate balance between a good action scene in a book, and one that is too long. If I find myself skimming forward, it is too long. Fights scenes might be good visually, but reading them is another story altogether. Don’t bog us down with too many arms flailing and punches thrown. I don’t need a scene that reads like a choreographed screenplay. Instead, I want to read who is doing what and generally which way the fight is going, but I’d like for the action/fight… Read more »

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Aug 21
Book Review – The Tournament

Book Review – The Tournament

The Tournament by Matthew Reilly Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited Date Published: July 17th 2014 Genres: Action & Adventure, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Thriller Pages: 432 Rating: Description: England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is surrounded by uncertainty. She is not currently in line for the throne, but remains a threat to her older sister and brother. In the midst of this fevered atmosphere comes an unprecedented invitation from the Sultan in Constantinople. He seeks to assemble the finest chess players from the whole civilized world and pit them against each other. Roger Ascham, Elizabeth’s teacher and mentor… Read more »

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Aug 20
That’s what HE said Thursday Rewind- August 20, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday Rewind- August 20, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Julie’s Quote: For all my talk of vows and honor, what I really want is to put you up against that wall and kiss you until you forget you ever knew another man’s name. So tell me to go, Alina. Because I can’t give you a title or an army or any of the things you need. –Mal to Alina (Ruin and Rising by: Leigh Bardugo) I wanted to use this quote as… Read more »

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Aug 19
Book Cover Twins [Infographic]

Book Cover Twins [Infographic]

Book covers are something that often rub me the wrong way. So many books these days look the same, some to the extent that it becomes difficult to recognize a specific book or distinguish it from another. Why do so many book cover artists insist on using the same stock photos? Are there not enough photos out there to let a book have a somewhat original cover? Below is a lovely infographic that highlights the stock photo issue and other book cover issues. Enjoy Courtesy of: http://www.freshessays.com Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe… Read more »

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Aug 17
The City Center by Simone Pond Review

The City Center by Simone Pond Review

The City Center by Simone Pond Series: The New Agenda #1 Publisher: Ktown Waters Date Published: October 10th 2013 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 322 Audiobook Length: 6 hours 55 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast Rating: Description: Award winning Amazon Best Seller in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Science Fiction.– A dystopian book series about love and the fight for freedom. — During the man-made apocalypse in the 21st century, a group of elites killed off a majority of the population. Only two groups of survivors remained–those selected to reside inside the Los… Read more »

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Aug 16
Chat Between Chapters: Historical Inaccuracies or Literary License?

Chat Between Chapters: Historical Inaccuracies or Literary License?

Does it bother you when a book contains historical inaccuracies or is it okay for an author to take literary license?  Julie: I recently listened to Code Name Verity and the author had a note after the book where she admitted to changing a few facts to make her book flow better. I was kind of surprised she even brought it up, because those details were so minor. I don’t consider myself an expert on historical facts, and when I read a book of fiction I expect quite a bit of literary license to be taken. For the most part… Read more »

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Aug 14
Book Review – All Played Out

Book Review – All Played Out

All Played Out by Cora Carmack Series: Rusk University #3 Publisher: Harper Collins Date Published: May 12th 2015 Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Format: eBook Pages: 336 Rating: Description: First person in her family to go to college? CHECK. Straight A’s? CHECK. On track to graduate early? CHECK. Social life? …..yeah, about that…. With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay… Scratch that. She knows she hasn’t had the full college experience). So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself… Read more »

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