Monthly Archives:: May 2013

May 31
Armchair BEA 2013 – Ethics and Non-Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Ethics and Non-Fiction

Day 4 of Armchair BEA discussion topics are ethics and non-fiction: Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?  Have you had an experience with plagiarism?  How did you deal with it?  What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow? Do you read non-fiction?  Why or why not?  Is there a specific type of non-fiction that you prefer to read (i.e., historical, true crime, memoirs, biographies, etc.)?  What is the perfect book for a first-time non-fiction reader?    Julie’s Thoughts The plagiarism topic is a complicated one since it sometimes… Read more »

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May 31
Ten Tiny Breaths Review

Ten Tiny Breaths Review

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1 Publisher: Papoti Books Date Published: December 11, 2012 Genres: New Adult Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together… Read more »

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May 30
Armchair BEA 2013 Giveaway

Armchair BEA 2013 Giveaway

Who doesn’t love giveaways, right? I decided to keep this giveaway small, so I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card so you can buy a book from one of the authors at BEA, or whatever else you want 🙂     Click on the “giveaway” image to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 17,531 other subscribers Email Address

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May 30
Armchair BEA 2013 – Literary Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Literary Fiction

Day 3 of Armchair BEA discussion topic is on literary fiction: Which works of art have changed your life?  Be creative and make a list outlining books featuring specific subjects (i.e., animals, recommended prize-winners, outstanding authors, etc.).    Julie’s Thoughts What is literary fiction? (Thanks Wikipedia) Literary fiction is a term principally used for certain fictional works that are claimed to hold literary merit. Despite the fact that all genres have works that are well written, those works are generally not considered literary fiction. To be considered literary, a work usually must be “critically acclaimed” and “serious”. In practice, works of… Read more »

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May 30
Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Title: Awaken Author: Jaime Guerard Publication Date: March 2013 Goodreads description:  Three things run through my mind at this very moment… ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same. TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist. THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death. Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she… Read more »

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May 29
Armchair BEA 2013 –  Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

The topics for day 2 of Armchair BEA are: How do we develop ourselves as bloggers Genre Fiction – what draws us to a specific genre      Julie’s Thoughts    This is only my second month book blogging, so I definitely have a lot more development to do as a blogger. I think it really helps that we started this project together, so we already have our own support system. We’re starting off on a free wordpress site, but hope to eventually upgrade. It would be awesome to start earning some money through the blog, at least to cover giveaways,… Read more »

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May 27
Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Book Expo America (BEA) is going on in NYC, but not all of us are lucky enough to be able to attend. So this wonderful thing called Armchair BEA was created so some of us can participate from the comfort of our homes! We’re thrilled to participate in this huge event in our second month of blogging! Woot! Armchair BEA is kicking off with introductory posts so we can get to know everyone better.    Julie’s Introduction What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? Well you can see what I’m… Read more »

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May 24
Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Title: In Darkness We Must Abide: The Complete First Season Author: Rhiannon Frater Genre: NA Modern Gothic Horror Publication Date: May 24, 2013 Synopsis: In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night. Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.  As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a… Read more »

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May 24
City of Glass Review

City of Glass Review

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Series: The Mortal Instruments #3 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 24, 2009 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As… Read more »

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May 22
Bruiser Review

Bruiser Review

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman Publisher: Harper Teen Date Published: October 1, 2011 Genres: Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins Rating: Description: “There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends – why he can’t care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. I know, because they’re happening to me.” When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins – the guy voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” her twin brother, Tennyson, isn’t surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontë’s scrapes… Read more »

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