Posts By: Julie

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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Dec 12
Beyond Review

Beyond Review

Beyond by Maureen A. Miller Series: Beyond #1 Publisher: Maureen A. Miller Date Published: December 13th 2013 Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins Audiobook Narrator: Emma Lysy Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable… Read more »

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Dec 11
Chat Between Chapters: Books we Want to Forget

Chat Between Chapters: Books we Want to Forget

 There are books we may have read, but wish we hadn’t. What books do you want to forget?  Julie: I DNF very few books. I tend to power through and try to enjoy everything I read, at least somewhat. But there are some books that are a complete waste of my time, whether I powered through to the end or not. Here are just a few of them #sorrynotsorry Just because someone is super amazing and invented the epic world, doesn’t mean all her writing is gold… I wasted about 5 hours of audio before  I gave it up. Boring, weird,… Read more »

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Dec 07
Book Tour: The Egg and I, Audiobook Narrator Interview

Book Tour: The Egg and I, Audiobook Narrator Interview

Author: Betty MacDonald Narrator: Heather Henderson Length: 9 hours Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press⎮2015 Genre: Humor, Memoir When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall – through… Read more »

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Dec 06
Book Tour: Shadows of Tomorrow, Audiobook Narrator Interview

Book Tour: Shadows of Tomorrow, Audiobook Narrator Interview

Author: Jessica Meats Narrator: Jake Urry Length: 10h 13m Publisher:Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd⎮2016 Genre: Science Fiction Release date: Oct. 03, 2016 Earth is at war. Portals are opening across the planet and bringing creatures known as Outsiders. Their only desire is to eat, leaving a trail of destruction in their path. All that stand in their way are the Defenders led by Gareth Walker who can open portals of their own to target the Outsiders in minutes. Gareth’s one advantage is an ability to see glimpses of his future. For the past decade the Defenders have held back the… Read more »

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Dec 05
Guest Post: Writing Tips from Adrian Churchward

Guest Post: Writing Tips from Adrian Churchward

Guest Post: Writing Tips from a Beginner by Adrian Churchward   My first novel has been published, but it wouldn’t have been if I hadn’t been given a myriad of tips from experienced writers, novelists and bloggers, all of whom gave me their advice for free. There are, however, five tips which I consider to be the basic tools for any writing: Writing is in the rewriting   Few of us are blessed with the ability to write a masterpiece at the first draft stage, although many of us neophytes think we can. “Look what I have just written! How could anybody… Read more »

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Dec 04
Chat Between Chapters: Bookish Gifts that are not Books

Chat Between Chapters: Bookish Gifts that are not Books

 So let’s chat about bookish gifts. What do you like to gift people that is bookish, but not an actual book?  Julie: It is fun to gift items that are based on books. I used to do gift exchanges as part of book clubs, and it is so awesome to see all the bookish trinkets out there. From jewelry, to clothing items, to even bookmarks or paperweights. Below are some fun ideas. Are you gifting these to anyone this year?     Lynn: I really think one of those Beauty and The Beast style libraries is a reasonable request from… Read more »

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Dec 01
#ShelfLove: 2016 Year-End Check-In

#ShelfLove: 2016 Year-End Check-In

#ShelfLove Challenge 2016 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought! December 2016/January 2017:  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. Would you do the challenge again in 2017?   Julie’s Challenge Update: In case you’re wondering, I totally bombed this challenge.  I’ve read like 11 books? And my goal was 21-30. So… fail. But hey, that’s 11 books off my TBR,… Read more »

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Nov 28
Souls of the Never Review

Souls of the Never Review

Souls of the Never by CJ Rutherford Series: Tales of the Neverwar, #1 Publisher: CJ Rutherford Date Published: September 8th 2014 Genres: Epic, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Time Travel Format: Audiobook Pages: 238 Audiobook Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins Audiobook Narrator: Katie Welburn Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Katheryne thinks she’s just a normal 20-year-old, until her dreams descend into terror and pain. At the edge of the universe, an ancient evil awakens. It wants our world; and she is the gateway. As the dreams become reality, Katheryne is pitched into a battle that has… Read more »

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Nov 27
Chat Between Chapters: Books we can’t forget

Chat Between Chapters: Books we can’t forget

 What are some books that stay with us forever. These are books we just cannot forget.  Julie: Some books hold a special place in my heart just based on the time they found me. The books got me back into reading after a long, long break. They will always be books I can’t forget, as they rekindled my love of reading. A children’s book that stuck with me even though I read it as an adult is . What a spectacular story, so much hope and so many lessons. A series that I can’t forget, for different reasons, is the… Read more »

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