Dec 21
Chat Between Chapters: Does Size Matter?

Chat Between Chapters: Does Size Matter?

 We are talking books, here. Yeah, that is right. Books. Big Books. And why we like/dislike them. I mean, does the size of a book even matter?  Julie: I find large books to be daunting. There, I said it. Yes there is this “I like big books and I cannot lie” thing out there but that isn’t me. I prefer books in the comfortable 300 page range. Longer books often seem unnecessary. I mean, did you really need to use that many words to get your story across? I’m looking at you Diana Gabaldon lol. But I realize many people… Read more »

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Dec 18
That’s what HE said Thursday- Dec 18, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- Dec 18, 2014

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Julie’s Quote: -Zeke to Allison (The Forever Song by: Julie Kagawa) I really like Zeke. Even though he’s not quite himself anymore, he is still a really cool character and his feelings for Allison are genuine.     Please leave a comment after linking up. Don’t forget to hop around and visit other participants.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Dec 17
Demonglass Review

Demonglass Review

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins Series: Hex Hall #2 Publisher: Disney Electronic Content Date Published: 2011-03-01 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins Pages: 368 Format: Audiobook Description: Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.  Julie’s Review: I didn’t enjoy… Read more »

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Dec 16
Joining the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge #LetsDiscuss2015

Joining the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge #LetsDiscuss2015

Since I love discussion posts, and we do have our own weekly (for the most part) discussion feature here called Chat Between Chapters, I thought it would be a good idea to join in on the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! How to participate in /join the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge: The 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2014. Sign-ups will remain open until December 31st, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Central You DO NOT have to have a book blog to join this… Read more »

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Dec 15
Guest Post: Inspiration by Elizabeth Housden

Guest Post: Inspiration by Elizabeth Housden

Guest Post by Elizabeth Housden on Inspiration I wonder what it is that fascinates people so much that one is always asked from whence came the inspiration for it? It could be a painting, a piece of music, writing a novel or play or, for an actor, who inspired the role. Why should it matter? Should it not be the end product that should be looked at, for itself that is, and not from whence it sprang? Yet it is almost universal that sooner or later we are asked about inspiration. I started life as an actor, well, I still… Read more »

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Dec 14
Chat Between Chapters: Reading Multiple Books At Once

Chat Between Chapters: Reading Multiple Books At Once

 How many books do you typically read at any given time? Do you ever get books confused? Is there ever a time when absolute monogamy (that is to say a relationship between one book and one reader) is required? Do your books ever get jealous of one another?  Julie: When I read (which isn’t all that much lately) I tend to read in multiple locations over various media. On my bedside I might have a print or a book I’m reading on my kindle. I’m also listening to an audiobook in my car while I commute to and from work…. Read more »

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Dec 11
That’s what HE said Thursday- Dec 11, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- Dec 11, 2014

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Lynn’s Quote: “One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn’t bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he’d look out his window at night, he would start with one. One Star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name. At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he’d wish her name again, and the stars… Read more »

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Dec 10
Power Through Creative Block with Brainstormer

Power Through Creative Block with Brainstormer

From a Contributor. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just starting out, writer’s block is something that affects us all. Those coming right out of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) probably feel this more than most other people, squeezed dry of all creative juices after a long month of trying to churn out a novel. What’s a writer to do when they have no idea what to write about? Believe it or not, the answer might be found by simply spinning a wheel. And no, we’re not talking about heading down to the local casino (although the excursion could give… Read more »

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Dec 09
My True Love Gave To Me Review

My True Love Gave To Me Review

My True Love Gave To Me by Ally Carter, David Levithan, Gayle Forman, Holly Black, Jenny Han, Kelly Link, Kiersten White, Laini Taylor, Matt De La Pena, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Date Published: October 14th 2014 Genres: Holidays & Celebrations, Love & Romance, Young Adult Narrator: Abby Craden, Ann Marie Lee, Dustin Rubin, Fiona Hardingham, Henry Leyva, Julia Whelan, Kim Mai Guest, Lincoln Hoppe, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Rebecca Lowman, Samantha Quan, Shannon McManus Length: 12 hours 55 minutes Pages: 336 Format: Audiobook Description: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes… Read more »

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Dec 08
Interview with Lola Smirnova, author of Twisted

Interview with Lola Smirnova, author of Twisted

Interview with Lola Smirnova What was your path to publication of your debut novel? How long did it take to write Twisted? How about the sequel that you’re working on? It took me about two years to write it and one year for editing, production and publication. The knowledge and experience that I gained during those years considerably influenced the pace of my writing of the sequel. It looks like it’s going to be finished in one year only! Describe your writing process. Do you outline, plot and plan, or is your writing more organic? I plot the story to… Read more »

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