Jul 01
#ShelfLove: Why We Read the Books We Read

#ShelfLove: Why We Read the Books We Read

#ShelfLove Challenge 2016 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought! July topic: Why do you read the books you read? Explore why you gravitate towards certain genres and/or authors. How do you pick the next book you will read? Julie’s Challenge Update: I tend to have a “type” of book I enjoy. I enjoy certain genres over others – like give me an awesome paranormal/urban fantasy in either YA or adult and I’m happy. Give me interesting characters with unique abilities and a fast-moving plot, and I’m happy…. Read more »

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Jun 30
Chapter Break Bingo – June 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – June 2016 Completed Cards

We are starting a new feature for 2016. Monthly Book Bingo! Play along with us! Here are 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. Be sure to include… Read more »

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Jun 26
Chat Between Chapters: Spend the Night in a Bookstore

Chat Between Chapters: Spend the Night in a Bookstore

 What would you do if you had to spend the night in a bookstore?  Julie: Oh my what a fun topic! What would I do if I accidentally got locked in a bookstore overnight? Well, and provided that someone else had my kid safely, right? So I could actually enjoy the time in the bookstore, rather than being yelled at all night? Ok. Let’s DO THIS! First, I would make a huge pot of coffee because there will be NOSLEEP tonight. Then I would go hug all the pretties and pat their covers and read their blurbs and make a… Read more »

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Jun 23
What Books Taught Us – How to Survive the Apocalypse

What Books Taught Us – How to Survive the Apocalypse

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 the impending apocalypse. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/304109-gif-conversations/?page=2 How to Survive the Apocalypse, According to Books Food and water are vital to your survival:   Make sure you horde all the food you can find. If… Read more »

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Jun 20
2016 Audiobook Challenge: Q2 Update

2016 Audiobook Challenge: Q2 Update

Julie’s 2016 Audiobook Challenge Update: Well I apparently didn’t do a Q1 update, fail? But here’s my mid-year check up for this fun-tastic audiobook challenge. You know by now that audiobooks are pretty much the ONLY way I read these days. SO HURRAY for this fun challenge. My goal? Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Currently, as we are nearing the end of Q2, I have read 28 audio books. So it looks like I’ll make the 50+ mark if I keep at this pace. Woop Woop! I have embedded my GR shelf below.   How are you doing with… Read more »

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Jun 19
Chat Between Chapters: Father’s Day

Chat Between Chapters: Father’s Day

 For Father’s Day, let’s chat about our favorite literary Fathers!   Lynn: Much like when we featured literary moms, I thought this post would be easier to write then it seemed. I thought of three right away. Arthur Weasley. I love his interest in the Muggle world. And how he is there to support Harry and his own children. Fun and serious, is definitely a top dad. http://www.playbuzz.com/hollywoodcom10/can-you-guess-the-harry-potter-movie-based-on-the-scenario Jake O’Hare from the . Former special forces, Jake taught his daughters to fight for themselves. And is always there with his cadre of ex-military friends when Kate needs be dropped into… Read more »

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Jun 17
Book Review – Winter Sea (Slains #1)

Book Review – Winter Sea (Slains #1)

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley Series: Slains #1 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Date Published: December 1st 2010 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Literary, Romance, Time Travel Format: eBook Pages: 536 Rating: Description: New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series will devour this hauntingly beautiful tale of love and time travel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley. History has all but forgotten… In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now,… Read more »

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Jun 16
Chat About Covers: Vampire in Paradise

Chat About Covers: Vampire in Paradise

  We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.   What am I even looking at? Let’s list it out. Hello, weird expression shirtless dude. I mean, nice chest, but maybe not look so much like you’re about to take a poop? WTF is up with those ghostly wings? Are they wings?… Read more »

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Jun 15
Rough Edges Tour & Author Interview

Rough Edges Tour & Author Interview

Interview with Brantwijn Serrah At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? I always had a love for telling stories. I didn’t put much thought into being a freelance author until about my senior year in high school, though. I started publishing poems in college, and later submitted my first non-romance, a series known as The Pact, to DAW books. My first romance, Lotus Petals, went to Breathless Press in 2013, and was published that next January.   What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while… Read more »

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Jun 13
Every Last Word Review

Every Last Word Review

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Publisher: Disney Electronic Content Date Published: June 16th 2015 Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Mental Illness, Social Themes, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 368 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins Audiobook Narrator: Amy Rubinate Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings Rating: Description: If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling. Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional… Read more »

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