Nov 10
Chat About Covers: Blind Sight

Chat About Covers: Blind Sight

  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.   There is just so much going on with this cover it is kind of making me dizzy. First, the forest. It looks cool, right? It seems to fit the book blurb, about hunting someone in a backwoods cabin. But then, we have… Read more »

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Nov 07
Echo Review

Echo Review

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Date Published: February 24th 2015 Genres: Historical, Music, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Social Themes, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 592 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins Audiobook Narrator: Andrews MacLeod, David de Vries, Mark Bramhall, Rebecca Soler Rating: Description: Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a… Read more »

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Nov 06
Chat Between Chapters: Give up your Shoulds

Chat Between Chapters: Give up your Shoulds

 Give up your shoulds – what should we be doing instead of reading?  Julie: Things I should be doing (and usually am doing) instead of reading: Sleeping – what’s that again? Working – this takes up so much of my life Caring for my kid – this takes up the rest of my life, not that it’s necessarily a bad thing Caring for my pets – why are living things so demanding of my time? Eating – sometimes standing up, because of things mentioned above Cleaning the house – well, not that I really do very often Bathing – sometimes I… Read more »

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Nov 03
That’s what HE said Thursday- November 3, 2016

That’s what HE said Thursday- November 3, 2016

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 are switching things up now and doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all month long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Lynn’s Quote: “Do you want me to call you Celery Stick instead of Cupcake or Honey-Pie? It just doesn’t inspire the same warm and fuzzy feelings.” –Adrian to Sydney (The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by: Richelle Mead) It’s been months since… Read more »

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Nov 02
Chapter Break Bingo – November 2016

Chapter Break Bingo – November 2016

We are starting a new feature for 2016. Monthly Book 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 down, corners stuff. Just the number of squares. Be sure to include… Read more »

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Nov 01
#ShelfLove: Bookish Items we’re Thankful for

#ShelfLove: Bookish Items we’re Thankful for

#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! November’s topic: Name one bookish item that you are thankful for. This could be your favorite book or gift or author. You decide. Share pictures if you can.   Julie’s Challenge Update: I’m thankful for books in general for existing and being awesome. But one thing that I’m thankful for the most? Audiobooks. With my super busy life, audiobooks on my commute are the only time I can read. And they save my sanity in traffic. So I… Read more »

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Oct 31
Sir Kaye Legend of the Forest Beast: Book Blog Tour, Guest Post, and Giveaway! #LoneStarLit

Sir Kaye Legend of the Forest Beast: Book Blog Tour, Guest Post, and Giveaway! #LoneStarLit

  SIR KAYE THE BOY KNIGHT BOOK 3   LEGEND OF THE  FOREST BEAST by     Don M. Winn Genre: Children’s / Chapter Book / Medieval Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press Date of Publication: July 8, 2016 Number of Pages: 178   Scroll down for Giveaway!   The beloved tutor Alchir has vanished! And a dangerous criminal with a grudge against Alchir has just escaped from prison. Kaye is determined to find the tutor and earn a fine reputation as a knight. The search leads Kaye, Reggie, and Beau to a sinister manor house at the edge of a… Read more »

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Oct 30
Chat Between Chapters: Scruffy/Bearded characters

Chat Between Chapters: Scruffy/Bearded characters

 So let’s just chat about those scruffy dudes with beards, shall we?  Julie: Goodreads likes lists. And I like to search lists. Goodreads has these cool lists about bearded dudes: Gotta Love a Man with a Beard Best Bearded Heroes I do not appear to have read any of them. Which sounds like I’m missing out.   Lynn: I’m pretty sure if I were a dude, I’d have an epic beard. I come from a long line of beards. My list of favorite beards includes: Zeb from Hagrid and Dumbledore from Radcliffe Emerson from the series Galdolf, Saruman, and the… Read more »

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Oct 29
Chapter Break Bingo – October 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – October 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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Oct 28
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Movie Review

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Movie Review

Description: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers… and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends. Director: Tim Burton Staring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield Info from IMDB   I don’t really remember much about reading Miss Peregrine. Outside of being bored. And worrying that the super creepy photos mean the book would be… Read more »

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