Sep 30
Chapter Break Bingo – September 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – September 2016 Completed Cards

Alright everyone, did you fill out your Bookish Bingo Cards? Share your cards, and link up your posts below! Recap of the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and down, corners stuff. Just the number of squares…. Read more »

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Sep 29
What Books Taught Us – Back to School

What Books Taught Us – Back to School

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this new feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to survive going back to school! We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared!   Be optimistic for the new school year: Every year, Harry Potter heads off to school, his real home. Living with his aunt and uncle is not pleasant…. Read more »

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Sep 28
Bookish Halloween Costumes

Bookish Halloween Costumes

Are you getting ready for Halloween? You know it’s on my mind! It is my favorite holiday and all. I thought it would be so much fun to round up some amazing bookish Halloween costumes to inspire us. Halloween Costumes from Books We Grew Up With Cat in the Hat   Red Riding Hood   Snow White     Queen of Hearts   Alice   Goldilocks   Halloween Costumes from Comic Book Characters Riddler   Batman   Superman Halloween Costumes from Epic or Classic Stories (or Retellings) Scarlett O’Hara   Sookie Stackhouse   Katniss   Harry Potter   Game of… Read more »

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Sep 26
Oh, how the years fly by! Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway! #LoneStarLit

Oh, how the years fly by! Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway! #LoneStarLit

Oh, how the years fly by! A whimsical coloring journey. . . & A whimsical inspirational journey . . . by Annette Bridges Genre: Inspirational Adult Coloring & Quote Books Date of Publication: August 1, 2016 Publisher: Ranch House Press # of pages: 72     Scroll down for Giveaway! Oh, how the years fly by! A whimsical coloring journey is an adult coloring book that features thirty vibrant original illustrations and quotes that will take you on an enchanting voyage of reflection. Be reminded of the simple pleasures that make you feel happy. Find the encouragement you need to… Read more »

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Sep 25
Chat Between Chapters: Banned Book Week

Chat Between Chapters: Banned Book Week

  Banned Book Week is a week where we celebrate the wonderful works of writing which someone decided should be forbidden. Share your favorites with us.  Julie: Here is a list of books banned/challenged in 2015. Some of my favorites in that list include: The Fault in Our Stars Looking for Alaska (well, just about everything of John Green’s is on the list) Twilight saga        Lynn: Banning books just makes me sad. And angry. Or maybe it should be a badge of honor? That an author wrote a book which triggers so many feelings? Some of my… Read more »

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Sep 23
Book Review – Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1)

Book Review – Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1)

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Series: Dark Artifices #1 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: March 8th 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 720 Audiobook Length: 19 hours 45 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Morena Baccarin Rating: Description: The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion…. Read more »

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Sep 22
Me Before You – Book vs Movie Review

Me Before You – Book vs Movie Review

Me Before You Plot Summary: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that…. Read more »

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Sep 19
Mirror Mage Review

Mirror Mage Review

Mirror Mage by Linsey Hall Series: Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress #2 Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press Date Published: May 4th 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 252 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins Audiobook Narrator: Laurel Schroeder Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Cass Clereaux likes her job. It’s simple—steal the magic, don’t get killed. FireSouls like her are perfect for magic treasure hunting. Their dragon soul helps them find treasure, their wicked powers help them steal it. But there’s a big freaking downside—FireSouls are hunted. If either of the magical governments… Read more »

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Sep 18
Chat Between Chapters: Speak like a Pirate Day

Chat Between Chapters: Speak like a Pirate Day

 Hey, it’s almost Speak Like a Pirate Day! Also, rum punch day. Let’s chat all things pirate – books, rum drinks, etc.  Julie: So rum is my ROH drink of choice. Malibu to be precise. With some diet coke and that makes me happy. Or something fruity and in a pretty glass. As for pirate books – I haven’t read that many. Pirates are awesome! Hook from Once Upon a Time anyone? Source And of course Captain Jack Sparrow. Source A character in bookish form that comes to mind is undead pirate Jean Lafitte from the Sentinels of New Orleans… Read more »

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Sep 15
The Republic of Football Book Blog Tour: Interview with Author Chad S. Conine #LoneStarLit

The Republic of Football Book Blog Tour: Interview with Author Chad S. Conine #LoneStarLit

THE REPUBLIC OF FOOTBALL Legends of the Texas High School Game by Chad S. Conine Genre: Texas Sports History / Biographies Date of Publication: September 6, 2016 Publisher: University of Texas Press # of pages: 288 Scroll down for Giveaway! Anywhere football is played, Texas is the force to reckon with. Its powerhouse programs produce the best football players in America. In The Republic of Football, Chad S. Conine vividly captures Texas’s impact on the game with action-filled stories about legendary high school players, coaches, and teams from around the state and across seven decades.  Drawing on dozens of interviews,… Read more »

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