Oct 04
Chapter Break Bingo – October 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – October 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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Oct 03
Chapter Break Bingo – September 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – September 2017 Completed Cards

Description: Name(required) Email(required) Website Message   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… Read more »

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Oct 02
Loving Luther Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Loving Luther Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

LOVING LUTHER by ALLISON PITTMAN   Genre: Christian Historical Romance  Publisher: Tyndale House Date of Publication: September 1, 2017 Number of Pages: 432 Scroll down for giveaway! Germany, 1505 In the dark of night, Katharina von Bora says the bravest good-bye a six-year-old can muster and walks away as the heavy convent gate closes behind her. Though the cold walls offer no comfort, Katharina soon finds herself calling the convent her home. God, her father. This, her life. She takes her vows–a choice more practical than pious–but in time, a seed of discontent is planted by the smuggled writings of a… Read more »

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Oct 01
Chat Between Chapters: Bookish Weaknesses

Chat Between Chapters: Bookish Weaknesses

  What are your bookish weaknesses? What aspects of books make you weak in the knees?  Julie: So, I’ve gotten a lot less weak when it comes to book hoarding. I used to collect (or hoard, whatever you call it) anything that drew my attention, but our Shelf Love challenges and my utter lack of reading time lately has helped. But what used to make me want to possess a book? Gorgeous cover – yep, melt me with bright and beautiful covers. A cover that conveys a fun paranormal adventure with a kick-ass heroine and maybe a hottie sidekick/love interest?… Read more »

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Sep 27
An Inconvenient Beauty Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

An Inconvenient Beauty Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

AN INCONVENIENT BEAUTY Hawthorne House, Book 4 by KRISTI ANN HUNTER   Genre: Regency Romance  Publisher: Bethany House Date of Publication: September 5, 2017 Number of Pages: 384 Scroll down for giveaway! Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, so he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. While he’s certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, she is strangely elusive, and he can’t seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge. Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances,… Read more »

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Sep 23
Racing Storms Book Blog Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Racing Storms Book Blog Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

RACING STORMS Chasing Desire Trilogy #1 by SARA RUSSELL   Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance  Publisher: North Loop Books Date of Publication: April 25, 2017 Number of Pages: 198 Scroll down for giveaway! Decoursey dreads the upcoming weekend. A big NASCAR race is taking place at the speedway near her home–and her abusive, murder-threatening ex-husband just so happens to be a member of a NASCAR pit crew. Determined not to let her ex-husband have a decent opportunity to make good on his threat, Decoursey puts an ad online, hoping to find some security in the form of a guy needing a… Read more »

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Sep 19
The Day the Angels Fell Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

The Day the Angels Fell Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

THE DAY THE ANGELS FELL by SHAWN SMUCKER   Genre: Psychological Fiction / Christian Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: September 5, 2017 Number of Pages: 320 Scroll down for giveaway! Shawn Smucker will capture readers’ imaginations with this masterfully written debut novel that combines elements of mystery and magical realism. It was the summer of storms, strays, and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer his mother died in a tragic accident. Twelve-year-old Samuel Chambers would do anything to turn back time. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing… Read more »

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Sep 17
Chat Between Chapters: Why I decide to read a particular book

Chat Between Chapters: Why I decide to read a particular book

  How do you decide whether to read a particular book? What makes that book your pick?  Julie: There is so much that goes into selecting which book to read next. So many factors, decision-making points, or outside “pressure” to read something specific. When something decides for me: A book club book (if I ever start going to those again) Book I agreed to read and review Next new release in a series I have been devouring A friend is saying I must read this next now or else When I have to decide: Cover/blurb of a new to me book… Read more »

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Sep 15
Book Review – What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Book Review – What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What If? by Randall Munroe Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: 2014 Genres: Humor, Physics, Science, Trivia Format: Audiobook Pages: 303 Audiobook Length: 6 hours 36 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Wil Wheaton Rating: Description: From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to askMillions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans’ strangest questions.The queries he receives range from merely odd to… Read more »

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Sep 14
Chat About Covers: Dark Legacy

Chat About Covers: Dark Legacy

  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. Goodreads.     Eep. I am so not a fan of bad overlay blends with floating heads. There’s the random human head AND then there’s the random dragon head. Oh gosh and the lightning coming from nowhere hahaha. Ok but I do like… Read more »

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