May 04
Witch Song Review

Witch Song Review

Witch Song by Amber Argyle Series: Witch Song #1 Publisher: Starling Publishing Date Published: 2011-09 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 322 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins Audiobook Narrator: Melissa Reizian Frank Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast Rating: Description: The Witch Hunters have come for Brusenna, for she is the last. All the others have been captured by the Dark Witch. And without their magical songs to control nature, the world is dying. Though young and untrained, Brusenna must succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the Dark Witch. Fight her. Defeat… Read more »

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May 03
Chapter Break Bingo – May 2016

Chapter Break Bingo – May 2016

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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May 02
#ShelfLove: Literary Vacation

#ShelfLove: Literary Vacation

#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! May 2016: It’s almost time for summer vacation! Plan your dream literary trip. You can go some place real (Scotland, anyone?) or fictional (or Middle Earth, perhaps?). Julie’s Challenge Update: I think it would be lovely to take an Outlander trip to Scotland. One of the things I love about that series is the wonderful locations described.  That would be a fun trip to take one day. I also would love to take a New Orleans bookish tour…. Read more »

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May 01
Chat Between Chapters: National Poetry Month

Chat Between Chapters: National Poetry Month

 April was National Poetry Month. So let’s bid April a farewell with a poem. Write us a poem in the comments. Doesn’t have to be fancy-shmancy.  Julie: My poem is all the awesome: Roses are Red Violets are Blue April was Stormy Hope May Isn’t Too Lynn: I went the haiku route – as haikus are cool. Because I’m lazy, I use the internet to generate haikus   Julie and I both challenge you to comment with a poem for us! And rhyming is always a plus!   Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break…. Read more »

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Apr 30
Chapter Break Bingo – April 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – April 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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Apr 29
Book Review – The Marriage of Opposites

Book Review – The Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: August 4th 2015 Genres: 19th Century, Family, Fiction, Historical, Jewish Format: Audiobook Pages: 384 Audiobook Length: 13 hours 36 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Gloria Reuben, Santino Fontana, Tina Benko Rating: Description: “[A] luminous, Marquez-esque tale.” —O, The Oprah Magazine From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in… Read more »

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Apr 29
Book Blind Date – April 2016

Book Blind Date – April 2016

  Go out on a Blind Date with a book and Chapter Break! Can’t decide what to read next? How about trying a blind date with a book. This month, I thought I would try my hand at recommended a new series. I’ve linked to the first book in the series below. I drew the covers myself! And by drew, I used the computer because my hand writing/drawing skills are sub par. Click on the picture to take you to the book. Then get to reading. Or add it to your ever-growing TBR list.   Which cover did you pick?… Read more »

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Apr 28
Are you ready for the SYNC Summer 2016 Audiobook Series?

Are you ready for the SYNC Summer 2016 Audiobook Series?

We here at Chapter Break love some good YA audiobooks. So we’re excited each year for the SYNC Audiobook Series! The series is meant for high schoolers to keep up with their reading and to introduce them to fun books related to a required reading title. But that doesn’t mean us adults can’t enjoy them too! Are you ready? Learn more below if you haven’t heard of SYNC before. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high-interest titles, based on weekly themes…. Read more »

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Apr 25
Chat About Covers: The Gatekeeper’s Sons

Chat About Covers: The Gatekeeper’s Sons

  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.   This cover is another offender with the floating heads. WHY THE FLOATING HEADS? Please oh please tell me why cover artists think this is a good idea? It is horrendous looking. Otherwise, the cover is quite plain. You’ve got the gate, ok,… Read more »

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Apr 24
Chat Between Chapters: Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Chat Between Chapters: Talk Like Shakespeare Day

 For “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”, let’s chat about some of our favorite Shakespearian insults, quotes, or what is our favorite play?  Julie: I’ve read quite a few plays by Shakespeare for English classes, and they can be fun and fascinating to discuss. One that stands out a lot in my mind is King Lear because I also watched the Russian movie version and getting to compare that was interesting. Another is Hamlet, because of Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead. Fun times. I also loved The Taming of the Shrew because Elizabeth Taylor was fantastic, and I enjoyed reading and then watching. Some of… Read more »

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