Posts By: Julie

Jun 01
Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza is a comic convention in Houston. It was held over Memorial Day weekend and I decided to go this year. It was my first con like this and it was a bit overwhelming. The program is 64 pages! I blogged about the non-bookish stuff I saw at the con on my personal blog, so I’m only going to post the bookish related stuff. Feel free to read the rest on my personal blog’s post. 🙂 I went to a lot of bookish panels and met a bunch of authors. These authors were also signing during the day, but there… Read more »

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Jun 01
Armchair BEA 2013 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Lit

Armchair BEA 2013 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Lit

Day 5 of Armchair BEA discussion topics are keeping it real and children’s and/or YA literature: What exactly does “keeping it real” mean?  The meaning lays in keeping.  How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming back for more?  If you have been around for years, how do you keep your material fresh?  How do you continue to keep blogging fun? Our final genre focuses on the younger crowd:  children’s picture books and young adult literature and everything in between.  What are the top 5 (or more) books that every child should have… Read more »

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Jun 01
Release Party Blast: Triskele Books Giveaways

Release Party Blast: Triskele Books Giveaways

Triskele Books Day 7 International giveaway of one signed paperback of each Triskele book. Readers enter the giveaway for whichever book(s) they would like to win. This in conjunction with live pics, Tweets (#TriskeleWWJ) and news from the launch at Foyles in London. This release party blast is organized by Colorimetry. Please see tour organizer website for giveaway rules. Follow the Rafflecopter giveaway links to enter each giveaway.  *~*~*~*~* Complicit by Gillian E. Hamer ‘On the beach stood the adverse array (of Britons), a serried mass of arms and men, with women flitting between the ranks. In the style of Furies, in robes… Read more »

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May 31
Armchair BEA 2013 – Ethics and Non-Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Ethics and Non-Fiction

Day 4 of Armchair BEA discussion topics are ethics and non-fiction: Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?  Have you had an experience with plagiarism?  How did you deal with it?  What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow? Do you read non-fiction?  Why or why not?  Is there a specific type of non-fiction that you prefer to read (i.e., historical, true crime, memoirs, biographies, etc.)?  What is the perfect book for a first-time non-fiction reader?    Julie’s Thoughts The plagiarism topic is a complicated one since it sometimes… Read more »

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May 30
Armchair BEA 2013 Giveaway

Armchair BEA 2013 Giveaway

Who doesn’t love giveaways, right? I decided to keep this giveaway small, so I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card so you can buy a book from one of the authors at BEA, or whatever else you want 🙂     Click on the “giveaway” image to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 17,710 other subscribers Email Address

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May 30
Armchair BEA 2013 – Literary Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Literary Fiction

Day 3 of Armchair BEA discussion topic is on literary fiction: Which works of art have changed your life?  Be creative and make a list outlining books featuring specific subjects (i.e., animals, recommended prize-winners, outstanding authors, etc.).    Julie’s Thoughts What is literary fiction? (Thanks Wikipedia) Literary fiction is a term principally used for certain fictional works that are claimed to hold literary merit. Despite the fact that all genres have works that are well written, those works are generally not considered literary fiction. To be considered literary, a work usually must be “critically acclaimed” and “serious”. In practice, works of… Read more »

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May 30
Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Title: Awaken Author: Jaime Guerard Publication Date: March 2013 Goodreads description:  Three things run through my mind at this very moment… ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same. TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist. THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death. Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she… Read more »

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May 29
Armchair BEA 2013 –  Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

The topics for day 2 of Armchair BEA are: How do we develop ourselves as bloggers Genre Fiction – what draws us to a specific genre      Julie’s Thoughts    This is only my second month book blogging, so I definitely have a lot more development to do as a blogger. I think it really helps that we started this project together, so we already have our own support system. We’re starting off on a free wordpress site, but hope to eventually upgrade. It would be awesome to start earning some money through the blog, at least to cover giveaways,… Read more »

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May 27
Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Book Expo America (BEA) is going on in NYC, but not all of us are lucky enough to be able to attend. So this wonderful thing called Armchair BEA was created so some of us can participate from the comfort of our homes! We’re thrilled to participate in this huge event in our second month of blogging! Woot! Armchair BEA is kicking off with introductory posts so we can get to know everyone better.    Julie’s Introduction What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? Well you can see what I’m… Read more »

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May 24
Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Title: In Darkness We Must Abide: The Complete First Season Author: Rhiannon Frater Genre: NA Modern Gothic Horror Publication Date: May 24, 2013 Synopsis: In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night. Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.  As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a… Read more »

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