Posts By: Julie

Apr 30
Chat Between Chapters: Independent Bookstore Day

Chat Between Chapters: Independent Bookstore Day

  Let’s chat about our favorite Indie Bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day!  Julie: I think my favorite indie bookstore would have to be Powell’s in Portland, Oregon. The store covers an entire city block! It is uh-mazing! Rose (our former co-blogger) and I visited it on a fun vacation trip! Our awesome metro of Houston has a ton of great indie bookstores.  Murder by the Book is an excellent one and always has some fun author event or another going on. I’ve met so many wonderful authors that way. I’ll stop here and let Lynn mention some of the other winning… Read more »

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Apr 26

Guest Post: 10 Reasons Why I’m So in Love with My Ereader

10 Reasons Why I’m So in Love with My Ereader If you’re avid readers who socialize with other book lovers, you must have noticed the trend to have an e-reader among your circle. What is it all about, you wonder? After all, it’s another electronic device that looks similar to an iPad, except much less attractive. What makes all e-reader owners so obsessed with their devices? via GIPHY As the owner of a Basic, I can tell you a thousand reasons why I’m crazy about the e-reader, and why it is an integral part of my daily life. Here are… Read more »

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Apr 24
Moon Called Review

Moon Called Review

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #1 Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 2006 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 288 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King Rating: Description: Mercy Thompson’s life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn’t exactly normal herself.  Julie’s Review: I finally read this. Finally. Finally borrowed the (amazing) audiobook from the library because Moon Called has been on my TBR and ShelfLove shelf forevah! I actually… Read more »

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Apr 20
Chat About Covers: Chasing Rabbits

Chat About Covers: Chasing Rabbits

  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.   Some previous versions of this cover are on the bad side but this current one is quite nice actually. I’m intrigued by the premise – I do love Alice in Wonderland topic spin-offs. I liked the checkered floor and the doorway –… Read more »

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Apr 17
Blog Tour and Author Interview with Izzy Szyn

Blog Tour and Author Interview with Izzy Szyn

Interview with Izzy Szyn    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 finish your current project first? Totally squirrel. Ideas tend to form around 3am and won’t leave me alone until I get it written out.   Have you been able to incorporate your previous experience in [jobs/education] in your writing? I’ve worked in customer service most of my life, so a lot of it creeps into my writing. Currently work in a call center dealing with cell… Read more »

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Apr 16
Chat Between Chapters: Hidden Gems

Chat Between Chapters: Hidden Gems

Let’s chat about those books that are hidden gems. Books you came across by accident, not because of their popularity, and just loved.  Julie: To me, the Dragon’s Gift series is a hidden gem. They are fun and exciting and delicious and not at all well known. I was so happy to have gotten the first 3 audiobooks for review, and now I need the rest NOW!        Lynn: I’m not entirely sure what constitutes a hidden gem. Outlander and Harry Potter are clearly not hidden gems. But if I’ve heard of a book it can’t be too hidden!… Read more »

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Apr 10
How To Read 100 Books A Year [Infographic]

How To Read 100 Books A Year [Infographic]

Book check for us bibliophiles!   How many books have you read so far this year? It’s never really about quantity, it’s about what you read not how many. Though if you’re aiming to read all of the books in your must-read list or more this 2017, here’s a very helpful cheat sheet infographic Darius Foroux and Visme created for us book lovers! Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 17,422 other subscribers Email Address

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Apr 02
Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Ooh what series are you THISCLOSE to finishing? Either you’re almost done reading a completed series, or the series itself is coming to an end and you just can’t wait to find out how it all ties up. Let’s chat!  Julie: I’m working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series and am only a couple of books away from completion. It has been a while since the series ended so I am looking forward to finishing the story. I’m also up to date with the Charlie Davidson series, though the series has not ended yet, but I think only a… Read more »

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Mar 30
Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Cátia Skye At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? Well, I’m not published yet. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed… 🙂   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 finish your current project first? More often than not, I finish what I’m working on. Although I’ve picked up and dropped more stories than I can count. The worst part is that usually those bright ideas I get… Read more »

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