Monthly Archives:: July 2017

Jul 20
What Books Taught Us – Summer Vacation

What Books Taught Us – Summer Vacation

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 spend your summer vacation. That is if you have plans to do something besides read! We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared!   Take a hike: If you are thinking about getting back to nature this summer, follow along… Read more »

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Jul 17
The Duchess and the Highwayman Tour

The Duchess and the Highwayman Tour

The Duchess and the Highwayman By Beverley Oakley Beverley is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate and an ebook The Mysterious Governess.to randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.    ~*~*~*~*~*~ Interview with Author Beverley Oakley Thank you so much for inviting me! What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while you’re still working on a book? Do you chase the squirrel (aka “UP syndrome”) or do you… Read more »

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Jul 13
Chat About Covers: Twisted

Chat About Covers: Twisted

  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 is kind of an interesting cover that caught me eye. And a freebie might I add. I kind of like the kind of creepy dark feel of the cover. The girl looks mysterious and I kind of want to know more about this… Read more »

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Jul 10
Guest Post – Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

Guest Post – Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet These days, most writers do the exact same thing when they have a question, big or small. They whip out their smartphones or open a new tab in a web browser, and Google provides the answer. In mere seconds, they have the answer to the information they seek. Once upon a time, though, things weren’t so easy or convenient. Whether you wanted quick answers to satisfy mere curiosity or needed to conduct serious research for an important written work, you scheduled a trip to the library. What was it really… Read more »

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Jul 09
Chat Between Chapters: Books with Foodie Characters

Chat Between Chapters: Books with Foodie Characters

  Let’s chat about our favorite foodie characters.  Julie: I think we absolutely have to start with Julie from . There is nothing more foodie than spending a year working through your favorite cookbook while saving your life. Then there’s Nastya from (one of our favorite YA novels here) with creation of cakes at Sunday dinner. Also, check out Flavorwire’s recs for 50 Essential Novels for Foodies.     Lynn: Goldy from the series by Diane Mott Davidson. She’s a caterer who solves murders. Right up my ally! Theo from the by Laura Childs. As a tea drinker, this is… Read more »

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Jul 07
A Matter of Trust: Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A Matter of Trust: Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A MATTER OF TRUST Montana Rescue Series, Book 3 by SUSAN MAY WARREN   Genre: Contemporary Romance / Action / Christian Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: July 4, 2017 Number of Pages: 336  SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY! Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson was at the top of his game when one of his fans crashed and died—a death blamed on Gage. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, Gage had no choice but to leave the limelight behind and search for a new life. Although Gage is now working as a ski patrol in Montana’s rugged mountains,… Read more »

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Jul 06
That’s what HE said Thursday- July 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- July 2017

We are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. We will be doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all year long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Lynn’s Quote: “Good luck, Hanna Donnelly. The universe itself depends on you. No pressure.” -A.I.D.A.N to Hanna And:   “For what it is worth, Oh Captain, my Captain, you have my word I mean no harm to any of you. To protect you is all… Read more »

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Jul 04
Chapter Break Bingo – July 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – July 2017

Welcome to the easiest challenge you’ll find all year! Read books. Mark off squares. That’s all it takes to participate in Bookish Bingo! Play along with us! In honor of World Emoji Day (July 17), we are going full on images this month for Bingo! It’s completely open to your interpretation. You can consult this page for ideas. I added a label grid at the bottom that Julie and I will be using. There are numbers for each square. List the numbers when sharing your qualifying books at the end of the month. Here are the rules: Each month we will… Read more »

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Jul 03
Chapter Break Bingo – June 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – June 2017 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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Jul 01
First Half of 2017, Reviews Wrap-Up

First Half of 2017, Reviews Wrap-Up

  Let’s check out all the books (or adaptations) we have reviewed so far in 2017! Have you read our reviews? Which book is your favorite from our list?     Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 483 other subscribers Email Address

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