Monthly Archives:: November 2014

Nov 30
Chat Between Chapters: Non-Reader Friends

Chat Between Chapters: Non-Reader Friends

 Non-reader Friends: Do they exist and are they even really “friends”?  Julie: This is such an interesting topic, because don’t we usually choose to hang out with people we have a lot in common with? My husband is actually a non-reader. Well, he’ll read articles but not novels – he says he read enough in English lit classes (his undergrad is English) and then law school, and was done with that. I get it, I stopped reading in high school due to too many books we were forced to read and analyze to death. That kind of puts you off…. Read more »

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Nov 27
That’s what HE said Thursday- November 27, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- November 27, 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. Rose’s Quote: “Cody rolls his eyes…’Lemme guess. You don’t remember alcohol, either?’ I look to Zen for help but he just flashes a quick smile that I can’t interpret. ‘No,” I admit. ‘I don’t. What is it?’ ‘It’s a substance that makes you act like a total dickhead,’ Cody explains. I open my mouth to ask what that is, but Zen jumps in. ‘It’s slang for someone who is mean or rude.’“ –Zen to Sera… Read more »

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Nov 26
Hex Hall Review

Hex Hall Review

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Series: Hex Hall #1 Publisher: Disney Electronic Content Date Published: 2010-05-29 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 336 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins Audiobook Narrator: Cris Dukehart Rating: Description: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father, an elusive European warlock, only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment:… Read more »

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Nov 24
Guest Post: On Emotion and Personal Awareness, by Anne Dickson

Guest Post: On Emotion and Personal Awareness, by Anne Dickson

Guest Post: Anne Dickson The story behind Reconnecting With The Heart Whether teaching assertiveness, interactive communication, running sexuality groups or training women in leadership, I have found in all my work over the years that participants always struggle to deal with their feelings. The whole emotional realm tends to make us uncomfortable so there is a lot of confusion and there are many, many questions. How do I recognise what I am feeling? Do I say anything or keep quiet? Aren’t some feelings harmful and best hidden away? Isn’t showing feelings a sign of weakness? Isn’t anger the same as… Read more »

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Nov 23
Chat Between Chapters: How Many Books Do You Read In a Year?

Chat Between Chapters: How Many Books Do You Read In a Year?

 How many books do you read in a year? Do you set yearly book reading goals? What is the most books you have ever read in a year?  Julie: Since I actively use Goodreads, I have the past few years of number of book data I can share. As you can tell from the table below, my book reading isn’t exactly consistent. I had a HUGE jump from 2010 to 2011, and have fluctuated a bit in the following years. So far in 2014 I’ve read less than 70 books. I kind of have an excuse, don’t you think? Moving,… Read more »

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Nov 20
That’s what HE said Thursday- November 20, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- November 20, 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: “She moaned into her pillow. “Go away. I feel like dying.” “No fair maiden should die alone,” he said, putting a hand on hers. “Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?” She snatched her hand back. “How about the story of the idiotic prince who won’t leave the assassin alone?” “Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too–why, the assassin was… Read more »

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Nov 19
Dorothy Must Die Review

Dorothy Must Die Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Series: Dorothy Must Die #1 Publisher: HarperCollins Date Published: 2014-04-01 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 464 Audiobook Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins Rating: Description: I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to… Read more »

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Nov 17
10 reasons why I will/will not follow your blog by email

10 reasons why I will/will not follow your blog by email

I’ve mentioned before that I use email subscriptions as my main way of reading blogs. Sure, I follow on multiple other social media channels, but those feeds are very busy and hard to keep up with. So the blogs that I really like, I subscribe to by email. That means my inbox gets very full on a daily basis, and I need to clear it out before the next day or it too can start looking like a social media feed. So here are some reasons why I will or will not subscribe to your blog. 10 reasons I will… Read more »

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Nov 16
Chat Between Chapters: GRAMMAR!

Chat Between Chapters: GRAMMAR!

 Grammar  Julie: Being ESL, I admit that I’m not a grammar expert. That being said, most of the time I can tell if something is not grammatical and if it sounds wrong to me it usually bothers me. This is especially true in books. If I can tell there are mistakes left and right, that shows me the author failed to hire an editor, and that is just unforgivable. If *I* notice errors, everyone else should too. I get that when you’re the writer you’re probably too close to see errors – so that’s why a professional editor is so… Read more »

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Nov 13
That’s what HE said Thursday- November 13, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- November 13, 2014

Every Thursday we are hosting our meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. Lynn’s Quote: “Last night you said you wanted to know what to expect so you could better select your attire. I told you we were going to visit a vampire in a Goth-den tonight. Why, then, Ms. Lane, do you look like a perky rainbow?” –Jericho Barrons to MacKayla Lane (Darkfever (Fever #1) by: Karen Marie Moning) Barrons is witty, smart, SUPER HOT, and owns a bookstore. Plus, has an accent. These are the best kind of… Read more »

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