Monthly Archives:: December 2016

Dec 28
Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Date Published: May 3rd 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 432 Audiobook Length: 23 hours 16 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Rating: Description: The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses and a No.1 New York Times bestseller. Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers… Read more »

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Dec 22
What Books Taught Us – How to Survive the Holidays

What Books Taught Us – How to Survive the Holidays

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this new feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to survive the holidays. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Surviving the holidays is difficult. We all know this. Let’s use some examples from books we’ve read to help us out. And maybe a splash of alcohol in the… Read more »

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Dec 21
#COYER Black Out – Joining the Challenge

#COYER Black Out – Joining the Challenge

After my BRILLIANT Shelf Love idea to list out the books we’ve had the longest that we haven’t read yet, Terri over at Second Run Reviews decided to join the COYER Black Out challenge.  Since it was my crazy idea that started this, I thought I’d join the challenge as well.   The idea of the COYER challenge is to clean out your e-reader. To read the books that you already own. This lines up perfectly with our Shelf Love challenge! So double credit. I love when that happens. The trick to COYER is that to qualify, books purchased must be… Read more »

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Dec 20
2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge #LetsDiscuss2017

2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge #LetsDiscuss2017

We enjoyed participating in the Book Blog Discussion Challenges for previous years, so here we go again for 2017! The Discussion Challenge is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! The Details: The 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2017. This challenge is to help get us discussing books and book blogging, so talk about whatever you want as long as it’s relevant to book blogging. Discussions can be book related or book blogging related (or generally blogging related—no discussions about things that are completely off-topic like travel… Read more »

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Dec 19
#ShelfLove 2017: Welcome and Goals

#ShelfLove 2017: Welcome and Goals

#ShelfLove Challenge 2017 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought! Hosts: Terri from Second Run Reviews and us here at Chapter Break! Goal: To grow your TBR pile responsibly and read the books you already own. You have ‘em, now read ‘em! Guidelines for the #ShelfLove Challenge 2017 Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2017. Responsibly obtain books for your personal library. You may wish to abstain from purchasing books or set a book budget for yourself. You decide the… Read more »

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Dec 18
Chat Between Chapters: Special Snowflakes

Chat Between Chapters: Special Snowflakes

 Special Snowflakes – we see this trope a lot in books. Let’s give them a chat day.  Julie: From Wiktionary: The conviction that one is, in some way, special and should therefore be treated differently than others. Usually I’m not a fan of special snowflakes, because why? Why does that one specific person have to be so special? Why that person? I’ve griped about this in my wishlist of features in a new series post, because when characters don’t know what they are for forever in a book I get so irritated. And when they find out, and deny it. Because… Read more »

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Dec 16
Bookish Chat: The Chemist

Bookish Chat: The Chemist

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little Brown and Company Date Published: November 8, 2016 Genres: Espionage, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: Audiobook Pages: 512 Audiobook Length: 17 hours 1 minute Audiobook Narrator: Ellen Archer Description: She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name… Read more »

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Dec 15
Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Walking the Llano

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Walking the Llano

WALKING THE LLANO   A TEXAS MEMOIR OF PLACE by Shelley Armitage Genre: Eco-Memoir / Nature Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Date of Publication: February 15, 2016 Number of Pages: 216 Scroll down for Giveaway!   When American explorers arrived in the Texas Panhandle, they dubbed the region the “Great American Desert.” Its rough terrain appeared flat, dry, uninhabitable. Later, cell phone towers, oil rigs, and wind turbines added to this stereotype. Yet in this lyrical ecomemoir, Shelley Armitage charts a unique rediscovery of an unknown land, a journey at once deeply personal and far-reaching in its exploration of the… Read more »

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Dec 14
Chat About Covers: Missy the Werecat

Chat About Covers: Missy the Werecat

  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.   I’m quite a bit mixed up about this cover. I see it a lot because it is constantly coming up as a free book.  But the cover? Well let’s have a go at it. The top half of the cover is actually… Read more »

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Dec 13
2016 Audiobook Challenge: Year-End Update

2016 Audiobook Challenge: Year-End Update

Julie’s 2016 Audiobook Challenge Update: I can’t believe 2016 is coming to a close! Here’s my year-end check up for this fun-tastic audiobook challenge. You know by now that audiobooks are pretty much the ONLY way I read these days. SO HURRAY for this fun challenge. My goal? Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Currently (mid-December), I have read 54 audio books.  HUZZAH! I have made it! I successfully met my goal, for at least one of my challenges this year! Woop Woop! I have embedded my GR shelf below.   How are you doing with your challenge? Am I doing… Read more »

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