Posts By: Lynn

Jan 27
Book Review – Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Book Review – Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files #1 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Date Published: October 20th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Survival Stories, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 608 Audiobook Length: 11 hours 41 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Johnathon McClain, Lincoln Hoppe, Olivia Taylor Dudley Rating: Description: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the… Read more »

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Jan 20
Book Review – Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Book Review – Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Series: Graceling Realm #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: 2008 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 471 Audiobook Length: 12 hours 31 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Chelsea Mixon, David Baker, Zachary Exton Rating: Description: Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme… Read more »

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Jan 19
What Books Taught Us – Alien Invasion

What Books Taught Us – Alien Invasion

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to survive an alien invasion.  We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Whether it’s little grey beings or scary monsters crawling out of people’s torsos, we need know how to survive alien invaders. Here are some lessons we’ve learned from books…. Read more »

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Jan 06
Book Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Book Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer Publisher: Dial Press Date Published: 2008 Genres: Historical, Literary Format: eBook Pages: 278 Rating: Description: “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of… Read more »

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Jan 05
Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Moonbow Night  #LoneStarLit

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Moonbow Night #LoneStarLit

A MOONBOW NIGHT by LAURA FRANTZ   Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Revell / Baker Publishing Group Date of Publication: January 3, 2017 Number of Pages: 384   Scroll down for Giveaway!      After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucky—men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide. Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it… Read more »

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Jan 04
That’s what HE said Thursday- January 4, 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- January 4, 2017

We are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. We will be doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all year long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Lynn’s Quote: “Y-you’re wrong. A hero is just somebody who tries to do the right thing even when it’s hard. There are more of us than you think.” -Kamala to the Inventor (Ms. Marvel, Vol 2: Generation Why (Ms. Marvel, Vol III & IV #2) by:… Read more »

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Jan 03
Chapter Break Bingo – January 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – January 2017

Welcome to the easiest challenge you’ll find all year! Read books. Mark off squares. That’s all it takes to participate in Bookish Bingo! Play along with us! Here are the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and… Read more »

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Jan 02
Chapter Break Bingo – December 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – December 2016 Completed Cards

Alright everyone, did you fill out your Bookish Bingo Cards? Share your cards, and link up your posts below! Recap of the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and down, corners stuff. Just the number of squares…. Read more »

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Dec 28
Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Date Published: May 3rd 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 432 Audiobook Length: 23 hours 16 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Rating: Description: The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses and a No.1 New York Times bestseller. Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers… Read more »

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Dec 22
What Books Taught Us – How to Survive the Holidays

What Books Taught Us – How to Survive the Holidays

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this new feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to survive the holidays. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Surviving the holidays is difficult. We all know this. Let’s use some examples from books we’ve read to help us out. And maybe a splash of alcohol in the… Read more »

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