Monthly Archives:: December 2017

Dec 30
Top and Bottom 10 reads of 2017

Top and Bottom 10 reads of 2017

    Well, another year is ending, which means it’s time to review the top and bottom. Here are our top 5 and bottom 5 books we read in 2017.       Julie: Top 5 of 2017 – I enjoyed these a lot Moon Called Infinite Magic Monstrous Beauty Heartless Armada – interestingly this is Lynn’s review but it’s on my list haha   Bottom 5 of 2017 – meh skip go do something fun Too Late – we both agree on this Rebuttal Jellicoe Road RUSH Illuminae – this one we disagree on lol       Lynn: Top 5 of 2017… Read more »

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Dec 29
2017 Audiobook Challenge: End of year Status

2017 Audiobook Challenge: End of year Status

Julie’s 2017 Audiobook Challenge Update: Yay for another fun year of the Audiobook Challenge. This is my favorite because you know by now that audiobooks are pretty much the ONLY way I read these days. My goal: Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Well, I didn’t quite make it to 50.  But 44 isn’t half bad for a year where I moved and got a shorter commute, which reduced the amount of listening I did. I have embedded my GR shelf below.   How are you doing with your challenge?     Am I doing it again next year? YOU… Read more »

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Dec 28
Undercover Magic Review

Undercover Magic Review

Undercover Magic by Linsey Hall Series: Dragon’s Gift: The Valkyrie #1 Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press Date Published: December 1, 2017 Genres: Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins Audiobook Narrator: Laurel Schroeder Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: I’ve got two choices. Join the Undercover Protectorate. Or die.  In a world of controlled magic, I’m an Unknown. Deadly power, little control. I’m only alive because I pay a Blood Sorcerer to keep me hidden. But when he comes to collect on the debt I can’t pay, one… Read more »

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Dec 22
Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road Book Blog Tour, Review, and #Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road Book Blog Tour, Review, and #Giveaway #LoneStarLit

   BONNIE AND CLYDE: Resurrection Road Book One in a New Trilogy by CLARK HAYS AND KATHLEEN McFALL    Genre:  Alternative Historical Fiction / Thriller Date of Publication: April 22, 2017 Pages: 308 Publisher: Pumpjack Press on Facebook Scroll down for the giveaway! In an alternate timeline, legendary lovers Bonnie and Clyde are given one last shot at redemption. The story begins in 1984 when a reporter gets a tip to meet an old woman at a Texas cemetery. Cradling an antique rifle and standing over a freshly dug grave, the old woman claims to be Bonnie Parker. Turns out, she… Read more »

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Dec 19
Baugh to Brady Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

Baugh to Brady Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

BAUGH TO BRADY The Evolution of the Forward Pass by LEW FREEDMAN   Genre: Sports History / Football Publisher: Texas Tech University Press on Twitter  ┃ on Facebook Date of Publication: December 15, 2017 Number of Pages: 296 There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad.   –Woody Hayes The quarterback pass is one of the leading offensive components of today’s National Football League and college football’s top level of play. This was not always the case. In early American football, the strategy focused entirely on advancing the ball one running play at a time,… Read more »

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Dec 18
#ShelfLove 2017: End of the Year Check in Post

#ShelfLove 2017: End of the Year Check in Post

#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! December 2017/January 2018:  End of the Year Check in Post. Look back at your June and January posts and let us know how you did this year.  Share an updated picture or list of your TBR pile. Announcement:  We are not running the challenge officially again in 2018. However, we will keep the #ShelfLove square on our Bingo cards, and you are encouraged to continue to read your bookshelves 🙂   Julie’s Challenge Update: I have been… Read more »

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Dec 15
Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge Blog Tour and Interview

Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge Blog Tour and Interview

Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge Holiday Series Boxed Set By Kryssie Fortune Kryssie is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate and 3 ebooks of Submission, Secrets, and the Soldier to lucky winners during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance to enter every day, so please follow us along on the tour. You may find the tour locations here.  About the Boxed Set: Kryssie Fortune’s holiday series, Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge, is now available in a convenient e-boxed set! Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine: Abigail Montgomery, a small town schoolteacher with zero self-confidence, dreams… Read more »

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Dec 15
Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

COWBOY,  IT’S COLD OUTSIDE A Twilight, Texas Novel by LORI WILDE   Genre:  Contemporary Holiday Romance Date of Publication: October 27, 2017 Publisher: Avon  on Twitter  ┃ on Facebook Number of Pages: 400 Scroll down for the giveaway! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lori Wilde’s Twilight, TX Christmas novels are beloved for their emotional depth and ability to capture the sweetness of the holiday season. In her latest Twilight, Texas novel, COWBOY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, the holiday season is once again full of romance and surprises. Everyone in town knows that Christmas in Twilight has a way of bringing lovers… Read more »

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Dec 14
Chat About Covers: Eleanor (The Books of the Five)

Chat About Covers: Eleanor (The Books of the Five)

  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. Here we go with more floating shapes. I typically don’t like random floating objects, especially faces, but here it kind of works in a way (just not enough). They are arranged along the circle and kind of do sell the whole elements vibe…. Read more »

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Dec 13
Yonderings Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

Yonderings Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

    YONDERINGS Trails and Memories  of the Big Bend by Ben H. English   Genre: Memoir / Travel / Texas Publisher: TCU Press on Twitter  ┃ on Facebook  ┃ on Instagram Date of Publication: November 17, 2017 Number of Pages: 221 It was a time before Terlingua Ranch, chili cook-offs, and when you could drive a hundred miles without seeing another vehicle or another person.  The year was 1961, and the tides of humanity that ebbed and flowed into the lower reaches of the Big Bend were at their historical nadir.  It was a vast, empty land spotted by isolated ranch headquarters, a national park… Read more »

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