Oct 30
That’s what HE said Thursday- October 30, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- October 30, 2014

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: I like having you around, Britt. That’s the truth. I’m not leaving you. Even if you were a pain in the butt, I’d stay with you. It’s the right thing to do. But it turns out I find you likable and interesting, and while I’m not glad you have to go through this, I’m glad we have each other. -Jude to Britt (Black Ice by: Becca Fitzpatrick) I liked this book up until… Read more »

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Oct 29
Interview with Gabrielle Faust, author of Eternal Vigilance

Interview with Gabrielle Faust, author of Eternal Vigilance

Author Interview: Gabrielle Faust 1. At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? I’ve always been a writer since I was a small child, weaving crazy tales that would baffle my parents and thrill my grandparents, who were both writers themselves. Up until I was offered a publishing contract for my first novel I had, however, never entertained the dream of becoming a full-time author–I was an Art Director in an advertising agency and had always seen my career path as working my way up to the level of Creative Director one… Read more »

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Oct 27
Spin Off Novels and YA Paranormal Romance, Guest Post by  C.C. Hunter – Eternal blog tour

Spin Off Novels and YA Paranormal Romance, Guest Post by C.C. Hunter – Eternal blog tour

Guest Post: Top Three Reasons to Write a Young Adult Paranormal Romance Series by C.C. Hunter 1. It’s therapy and can lead to some self-discovery. When I was asked to write the series, I came within a breath of saying no.  It had been a long time since I had been a teen.  I worried I wouldn’t get it right.  The first thing I did was take a long walk down memory lane.  I wouldn’t have taken that journey if I hadn’t been asked to write a young adult novel.  And it was a very interesting journey that reconnected me with… Read more »

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Oct 26
Chat Between Chapters: What is your literacy story?

Chat Between Chapters: What is your literacy story?

 How did you become a reader? Is reading something you have always enjoyed? Share your literacy story with us!  Julie: My Grandma taught me how to read (Russian) at a young age, like 4, and I took to it very well. I’m told I used to read Pushkin’s children’s stories and people wondered if I was actually reading or had it memorized from hearing it a lot, since they didn’t think I was old enough to really read. Yep, I was reading. Now my Russian has faded since it is one of those use it or lose it skills, but… Read more »

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Oct 24
Sharing the Bookish Love – Oct 24, 2014

Sharing the Bookish Love – Oct 24, 2014

Sharing the Bookish Love is our newest feature where we share some of our favorite posts we have recently come across on the book blogosphere. If there’s a recent post you want us to share, feel free to let us know.   Thought-provoking Discussions: The Book Nut shares pet peeves about the Quickie Ending. Notebook Sisters shares The 10 Types of Book Bloggers. Book Badger talks about cheating when reading. On Starships and Dragonwings talks about Love in YA, a few specific tropes. Read.Sleep.Repeat talks about reading schedules. Adrift on Vulcan talks about giveaways not being worth it. Icy Cold Reads… Read more »

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Oct 23
That’s what HE said Thursday- October 23, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- October 23, 2014

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: “Because you are the most interesting person I’ve met. Ever. Because you take my side without weighing that’s best for you or not. Because you’re real and you don’t care what anyone else thinks.” -Zane to Ariane (The Rules by: Stacey Kade) What is neat about this quote is the secrets Ariane is keeping, and how Zane still finds her interesting and genuine. Please leave a comment after linking up. Don’t… Read more »

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Oct 22
The Rules Review

The Rules Review

Project Paper Doll: The Rules by Ariane Tucker, Project Paper Doll, Stacey Kade, The Rules, Zane Bradshaw Series: Project Paper Doll #1 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Date Published: 2013-04-23 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 416 Format: eBook Description: 1. Never trust anyone. 2. Remember they are always searching. 3. Don’t get involved. 4. Keep your head down. 5. Don’t fall in love. Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival–and that of her adoptive father–depends on her ability… Read more »

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Oct 21
Uninvited Discussion Guide

Uninvited Discussion Guide

 I run a book club. From time to time, I find it almost impossible to find good study guides/discussion questions for the books we are reading. So I thought I would share the study guides that I created myself and offer them for your use with your own book club. I do not mind if you use these, but would greatly appreciate feedback if you found them useful.  Discussion Questions for Uninvited by: Sophie Jordan   What do you think of these stats? (Chapter One) Labeling and stereotyping is a major theme throughout this novel. The HTS carriers, like Davy, were automatically… Read more »

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Oct 19
Chat Between Chapters: Ownership of the Novel

Chat Between Chapters: Ownership of the Novel

 Have you ever thought of the novel as having an owner? Who owns the novel? Which is more important: the author’s intent or the reader’s interpretation?  Julie: I think once the author writes the novel and releases it into the wild, the novel is also owned by everyone who reads it. I remember all the essays we had to write in high school about our interpretations of all these great novels. Yes, the author’s intent was discussed by the teacher, if known, but otherwise we discussed our own thoughts and opinions on the work and how it related to the times… Read more »

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Oct 17
Sharing the Bookish Love – Oct 17, 2014

Sharing the Bookish Love – Oct 17, 2014

Sharing the Bookish Love is our newest feature where we share some of our favorite posts we have recently come across on the book blogosphere. If there’s a recent post you want us to share, feel free to let us know. Thought-provoking Discussions: Icy Cold Reads investigates author events. My Shelf Confessions asks, is there a right moment to DNF? Nose Graze shares why “follow backs” are pointless. Novel Heartbeat shares some thoughts that no one’s opinion is “wrong”. Parajunkee shares 10 signs you are a book junkee. Rabid Reads asks, why do you read? The Perpetual Page-Turner lists 8 Reasons… Read more »

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