Jul 16
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 9- Why Blog About Books?

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 9- Why Blog About Books?

It’s Day 9 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Why Rose Blogs About Books: People blog about other things? Just kidding.  I love books. I think about books all the time. I am either reading, listening, trying to write or day dreaming about a book every waking moment of my life.  I really do not understand how people do NOT like books.  It all started when I first read The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.  I was sooooo caught up in Tatiana and Alexander’s story, that I just couldn’t let them go! They weren’t just characters. It… Read more »

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Jul 15
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 8- Blog Appeal

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 8- Blog Appeal

It’s Day 8 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   What Appeals to Rose on Blogs: Clean, Crisp Layout. Good information. Ultimately this is what will keep readership! I really like memes. I think they are fun, so I like when a blog has a separate menu or page for the memes. I love looking at the background different book bloggers use for their wallpaper and border. I like to try to identify the books in the pics. And yes, if you were wondering, the wallpaper on our blog is an actual book shelf in my… Read more »

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Jul 14
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 7-Blogging Quirks

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 7-Blogging Quirks

It’s Day 7 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Rose’s Blogging Quirks Idiosyncrasies: I probably should write my reviews in word first and the copy and paste, but I don’t.  Instead I stare stupidly at the suddenly blank screen where my review had been one sentence shy from completion and wonder at the unfairness of life and yell at my boyfriend instead. (sorry, Phil) I  find it hard to review a book of an author I just met.  I tend to give that book a better review because I DID meet the author and… Read more »

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Jul 13
That’s what HE said Thursday – new meme hosted by Chapter Break

That’s what HE said Thursday – new meme hosted by Chapter Break

Introducing our new meme: Every Thursday, starting next Thursday, July 18th, 2013 we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday.    Come join us every Thursday by posting a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind these are direct quotes from dialogue in a book. It is NOT a physical description of a male protag or a paragraph of dialogue. It is a line spoken by our favorite heroes to their lucky ladies (whom we so wish we were!!!!!!) sigh… okay so next Thursday create a post (making sure to add Chapter Break as host of course!), add your post to our… Read more »

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Jul 13
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 6- Shopping for Books

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 6- Shopping for Books

It’s Day 6 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   How Rose Shops for Books: My favorite way to shop for books is to actually GO to a book store.  Especially if I have a book in mind I want to buy and a gift card in my wallet.  There is no better feeling!!! I am getting addicted to shopping for books on my kindle now, too. It is soooo easy. I end up with way too many books and way too little money. Not good.  I also enjoy going to discount used book stores.  These… Read more »

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Jul 12
August ARC Challenge

August ARC Challenge

Read. Sleep. Repeat. is doing this awesome thing called ARC August. It is a challenge to get through some of those ARCs, cause you know we bloggers let those pile up and request them faster than we can read them. Chapter Break has decided to participate to try to clear our ARC shelves, at least just a little bit. Also, one lucky participant wins a $20 gift card. OK, so we’ll have to share it if we win, but hey, good motivation, right?   Julie’s ARC Challenge: I have requested and received quite a few (OK . . . a lot!)… Read more »

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Jul 12
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 5-Recommend a Tear Jerker

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 5-Recommend a Tear Jerker

It’s Day 5 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Rose’s Tear Jerker Recommendation: A tear jerker? Recommend one? Okay, well you asked for it! Just remember that, if tears are shed, it is NOT MY FAULT!!! okay, so that being said, I recommend John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars. I know some people might be completely turned off by this book because it deals with kids having cancer.  (And perhaps the fact that I just recommended it as a tear jerker) HOWEVER, let me just say, this book had me laughing right through… Read more »

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Jul 12
Immortal Eclipse Review Tour

Immortal Eclipse Review Tour

Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule Publisher: Disenchanted Publishing Date Published: June 7, 2013 Genres: Paranormal Format: eARC Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: Mystery, Murder, Manolo Blahnik A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . . When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house. Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously… Read more »

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Jul 11
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, Day 4 – Flinging Books

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, Day 4 – Flinging Books

It’s Day 4 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Rose’s Last Book Flung Across The Room: So I do not like to bash books or anything, but I found myself trapped in some serious book flinging flashback when I saw today’s blog prompt.  It was awful. Imagine, if you will, a girl much like myself (because, you know, this is MY flashback) eagerly swiping on her Kindle and tapping the screen over an image of a much anticipated read.  Then, imagine if you will, said girl having devoured the book and upon reach the… Read more »

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Jul 10
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, Day 3- Blogging BFFs

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, Day 3- Blogging BFFs

It’s Day 3 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Julie: Well Rose is definitely my blogging BFF since she is my co-blogger! It is awesome to be able to discuss ideas and topics and memes to participate in with another. It is great to do a sanity check with each other ’cause sometimes I think I get carried away and sign up for too much stuff and then can’t seem to keep up. On my personal blog, I’d have to say Miranda is my closest blogging BFF. We’ve been online friends for years!… Read more »

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