Posts By: Julie

Oct 02
Chat Between Chapters: Literacy Month

Chat Between Chapters: Literacy Month

 National Literacy Month just finished, so let’s chat about it. What does literacy mean to you?  Julie: As a book lover, I see literacy as such an important topic. One of my favorite projects is the One of my favorite projects is the Read Aloud campaign. The campaign message is so simple – read aloud to your child 15 minutes a day. I have been doing this with my son (I mean, not super daily, but regularly) and he is a book lover too. I love to see him crawl into his little chair in front of his bookshelf in… Read more »

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Oct 01
#ShelfLove: Bookish Gift Wishlist

#ShelfLove: Bookish Gift Wishlist

#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! October’s topic: Christmas is two months away! What books or bookish gifts are on your wish list this year? Julie’s Challenge Update: Can I be really lame and say my bookish wishlist includes more time in my life for bookish things? Or do I have to include tangible gifts? LOL Recently the cable thinger in my car that magically allows me to listen to audio books from my phone directly over my car speakers stopped working. I think the input… Read more »

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Sep 28
Bookish Halloween Costumes

Bookish Halloween Costumes

Are you getting ready for Halloween? You know it’s on my mind! It is my favorite holiday and all. I thought it would be so much fun to round up some amazing bookish Halloween costumes to inspire us. Halloween Costumes from Books We Grew Up With Cat in the Hat   Red Riding Hood   Snow White     Queen of Hearts   Alice   Goldilocks   Halloween Costumes from Comic Book Characters Riddler   Batman   Superman Halloween Costumes from Epic or Classic Stories (or Retellings) Scarlett O’Hara   Sookie Stackhouse   Katniss   Harry Potter   Game of… Read more »

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Sep 25
Chat Between Chapters: Banned Book Week

Chat Between Chapters: Banned Book Week

  Banned Book Week is a week where we celebrate the wonderful works of writing which someone decided should be forbidden. Share your favorites with us.  Julie: Here is a list of books banned/challenged in 2015. Some of my favorites in that list include: The Fault in Our Stars Looking for Alaska (well, just about everything of John Green’s is on the list) Twilight saga        Lynn: Banning books just makes me sad. And angry. Or maybe it should be a badge of honor? That an author wrote a book which triggers so many feelings? Some of my… Read more »

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Sep 19
Mirror Mage Review

Mirror Mage Review

Mirror Mage by Linsey Hall Series: Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress #2 Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press Date Published: May 4th 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 252 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins Audiobook Narrator: Laurel Schroeder Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Cass Clereaux likes her job. It’s simple—steal the magic, don’t get killed. FireSouls like her are perfect for magic treasure hunting. Their dragon soul helps them find treasure, their wicked powers help them steal it. But there’s a big freaking downside—FireSouls are hunted. If either of the magical governments… Read more »

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Sep 18
Chat Between Chapters: Speak like a Pirate Day

Chat Between Chapters: Speak like a Pirate Day

 Hey, it’s almost Speak Like a Pirate Day! Also, rum punch day. Let’s chat all things pirate – books, rum drinks, etc.  Julie: So rum is my ROH drink of choice. Malibu to be precise. With some diet coke and that makes me happy. Or something fruity and in a pretty glass. As for pirate books – I haven’t read that many. Pirates are awesome! Hook from Once Upon a Time anyone? Source And of course Captain Jack Sparrow. Source A character in bookish form that comes to mind is undead pirate Jean Lafitte from the Sentinels of New Orleans… Read more »

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Sep 14
Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter Tour Guest Post & Giveaway

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter Tour Guest Post & Giveaway

  This is the last but not least stop on the release blog tour for .  Don’t forget to order your copy. Also, comment (with email) for a chance to win a Kindle ebook.       Lizzie Borden as a Zombie Hunter By Christine Verstraete The nursery rhyme from her time is what most people think of when you say the name Lizzie Borden: Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks, When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. While the numbers are off (it’s actually 18 and 10 hits), the… Read more »

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Sep 13
Chat About Covers: Callie (The Women of Valley View #1)

Chat About Covers: Callie (The Women of Valley View #1)

  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.   Our lovely friend Terri of Second Run Reviews pointed me to this cover.  There’s quite a bit going on here that makes me cross-eyed. One thing Terri specifically mentioned, is the front woman’s eyes. They really do look creepy, like those old… Read more »

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Sep 12
Raphael Review

Raphael Review

Raphael by D. B. Reynolds Series: Vampires in America #1 Publisher: ImaJinn Books Date Published: December 11th 2013 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Vampires Format: Audiobook Pages: 222 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs 32 mins Audiobook Narrator: Traci Odom Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Description: Malibu, California-home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich . . . and vampires. Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives…. Read more »

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Sep 11
Chat Between Chapters: How to support your favorite authors

Chat Between Chapters: How to support your favorite authors

 How do you support your favorite authors?  Julie: Here are some suggestions on how you can support your favorite authors. Buy their books to display on your pretty bookshelves. Buy their books for other people as gifts. Read their books! Review their books. Interact with them on social media. Share their books on social media. Request their books for your local library. Visit them when they come to your local town for a signing. What other examples of supporting authors can you think of?   Lynn: Julie’s list is pretty all-encompassing. I’ll add: Fan art. Talk up their books every where… Read more »

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