May 15
Heartless Review

Heartless Review

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Date Published: November 8th 2016 Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 416 Audiobook Length: 14 hours 35 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Soler Rating: Description: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her… Read more »

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May 14
Chat Between Chapters: Worst Mothers in Literature

Chat Between Chapters: Worst Mothers in Literature

  It’s Mothers Day, so let’s chat about the WORST mothers we have read about. You know, we can’t always chat about just the positives, right?  Julie: The first book that springs to mind with this topic is the horrendous step-mother in . She is abusive and horrible and seriously why doesn’t the girl’s Dad see it? Publishers Weekly has a list of the 10 worst Mothers in books. A similar good point about the step-mothers in Hansel and Gretel. Also check out this list from Penguin Random House of 16 worst mothers in books!   Lynn: Dang! Julie always has… Read more »

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May 13
Nowhere Near Book Blog Tour and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Nowhere Near Book Blog Tour and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

NOWHERE NEAR Stories by Teddy Jones   Genre: Short Stories / Literary Fiction / West Texas Publisher: Midtown Publishing, Inc. Date of Publication: May11, 2017 Number of Pages: 206 Scroll down for Giveaway! Characters in the eleven stories in Nowhere Near act in ways that some might call “divinest madness.” Some of them have been pushed near their limits by years of stress. Others mourn and grieve and discover feelings they can’t admit aloud. A sense of duty drives another to believe in aliens, at least for a while. Some of their behavior is simply laughable, other flirts with death,… Read more »

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May 11
That’s what HE said Thursday- May 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- May 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: “You have ruined my tongue for all other tastes” –Lazlo to Sarai (Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by: Laini Taylor It’s week 3 of my gushing over Laini Taylor. I’ll conclude the gushing with the best quote of the book. Do you… Read more »

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May 08
Audiobook Tour Review: The Glitch

Audiobook Tour Review: The Glitch

Author: Ramona Finn Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan Length: 6 hours 28 minutes Publisher: Relay Publishing⎮2017 Series: The Glitches, Book One Genre: Science Fiction On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving. In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to stray from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the AI’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland, and only one thought lodged in her mind: It’s all her fault. Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the… Read more »

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May 05
Book Review – Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)

Book Review – Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Series: Strange the Dreamer #1 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Date Published: March 28th 2017 Genres: Action & Adventure, Epic, Family, Fantasy, Friendship, Young Adult Fiction Format: eBook Pages: 544 Audiobook Length: 18 hours 20 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Steve West Rating: Description: A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around–and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly…. Read more »

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May 04
A Witness to History: Book Blog Tour, Sneak Peak, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A Witness to History: Book Blog Tour, Sneak Peak, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A WITNESS TO HISTORY George H. Mahon, West Texas Congressman by By Janet M. Neugebauer Foreword by Kent Hance   Genre: Texas History / Politics / Biography Publisher: Texas Tech University Press FACEBOOK    TWITTER Date of Publication: June 30 2017 Number of Pages: 576 Scroll down for Giveaway!   This is the story of George H. Mahon, a man who went to Congress in 1935, when the House Committee on Appropriations still allocated a small amount of money to buy military horses. Forty-four years later, when Mahon retired as Chairman of that same committee, the committee was debating funds to… Read more »

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May 04
A Reading Ruckus

A Reading Ruckus

We have a fun contributed post today about the different types of readers. I definitely fall into the second category – I read purely for escapism and enjoyment. Do you bicker with those who read for education purposes? Picture Credit   There is snobbery in all walks of life. You are always going to get people who think their way is the best and only way. We hate to break it to you, but reading is far from exempt. There are many reading bickers that we could go into, but we’re going to focus on reasons for reading. We all… Read more »

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May 03
Chapter Break Bingo – May 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – May 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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May 02
Chapter Break Bingo – April 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – April 2017 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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