Posts By: Julie

Jul 31
Reality Alternatives Review

Reality Alternatives Review

Reality Alternatives by Lesley L. Smith Publisher: Quarky Media Date Published: May 27th 2016 Genres: Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 308 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins Audiobook Narrator: Susan J Iannucci Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: What would you do if you found your perfect life? When lonely physicist Chloe Carsen discovers a parallel world she becomes addicted to her life there with a perfect family and a perfect career. She doesn’t even care that her physical body in the real world is wasting away. But, then, in the alternative world her ideal life… Read more »

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Jul 24
Monstrous Beauty Review

Monstrous Beauty Review

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama Publisher: Macmillan Date Published: September 4th 2012 Genres: Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Mermaids, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 1 min Audiobook Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Rating: Description: Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra… Read more »

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Jul 23
Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a cover change

Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a cover change

  Let’s chat about those books that really *really* should have had a cover change.  Julie: If you’ve been following along recently, you’ve seen our awesome Cover Chat posts. Some covers are great, some are horrendous, and some we disagree on haha. I stand behind my comments and there are surely some that could benefit from a completely different cover. In order to not have this be a repeat, I’ll pick a book that we read a long time ago and haven’t discussed as part of that series.   We read Rules in book club some time ago. And reviewed it… 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 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 17,551 other subscribers Email Address

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Jun 29
Chat About Covers: The Dystopia Spell

Chat About Covers: The Dystopia Spell

  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.   OK so as a mashup this is quite awesome. It is half sci-fi alien adventure and half dystopian looking futuristic city society. I don’t know how well the book will pull off the mashup of genres, but I think the cover does… Read more »

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Jun 28
2017 Audiobook Challenge: Mid-Year Update

2017 Audiobook Challenge: Mid-Year Update

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+ Currently, I have read 22 audio books. So, not quite halfway there. Gotta step it up. I have embedded my GR shelf below.   How are you doing with your challenge? Save Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 17,551 other… Read more »

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