Mar 02
#ShelfLove 2017: Top books on my shelf the longest that I haven’t read

#ShelfLove 2017: Top books on my shelf the longest that I haven’t read

#ShelfLove Challenge 2017 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought! Quarterly Topic: March 2017/April 2017: Top books on my shelf the longest that I haven’t read       Julie’s Challenge Update: I started book blogging in 2013, but by then I had already become a book hoarder. It just got even worse after that point. Looking at my “soon to be read” shelf on Goodreads gives me heartburn. So, top books shelved that I collected prior to 2013: I was on a crime kick for a… Read more »

Divider

Mar 01
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc Audiobook Tour Review, Spotlight, Dream Cast, and Narrator Interview

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc Audiobook Tour Review, Spotlight, Dream Cast, and Narrator Interview

Author: Jennifer Kincheloe Narrator: Moira Quirk Length: 12h 44m Publisher: Jennifer R. Kincheloe, Ltd⎮2016 Genre: Historical Mystery/Thriller Release date: Nov. 14, 2016 It’s 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels, but must disguise them behind covers of more domestically-appropriate reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Determined to break free of the era’s rigid social roles, Anna buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron… Read more »

Divider

Feb 23
What Books Taught Us – How to Solve a Mystery

What Books Taught Us – How to Solve a Mystery

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 solve a mystery. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Whether your sleuthing skills are more on par with Sherlock Holmes or Shaggy and Scooby, everyone eventually needs to solve a mystery. Source Here are some books to help you… Read more »

Divider

Feb 20
Kaitlin’s Tale Review

Kaitlin’s Tale Review

Kaitlin’s Tale by Christine Amsden Publisher: Twilight Times Books Date Published: May 16th 2016 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 270 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins Audiobook Narrator: Melissa Reizian Frank Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary with the hunters guild. Yet they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered…. Read more »

Divider

Feb 19
Chat Between Chapters: Characters we want to Throttle

Chat Between Chapters: Characters we want to Throttle

  You know there are some characters out there we just want to throttle. Let’s chat about them.  Julie: You know who I really want to throttle? Anastasia of Fifty Shades shame… er.. fame. What in the world is the thinking? Sure, in the end things turn out well for her, but the torment to get there? Shaking my head at her.   Lynn: I totally agree with Julie about Ana. She is definitely not a favorite character for me! I’m planning on throttling Zoe Sage from the Bloodlines series. And heck, the rest of the Alchemists while we are at… Read more »

Divider

Feb 17
Book Review – Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1-#10)

Book Review – Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1-#10)

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Rees Brennan Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: November 15th 2016 Genres: Boarding School & Prep School, Fantasy, Short Stories, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 672 Audiobook Length: 17 hours 35 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Brett Dalton, Chris Wood, Devon Bostick, Jack Falahee, Keahu Kahuanui, Ki Hong Li, Luke Pasqualino, Nico Mirallegro, Sam Hueghan, Torrance Coombs Rating: Description: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print… Read more »

Divider

Feb 16
Chat About Covers: Magic Born

Chat About Covers: Magic Born

  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.   So creepy hand yep. Very awkward looking.  And the girl herself? What is up with her expression? Is she supposed to be some powerful magic user, or just some lost child? Agree with Lynn about the panther as well. Just randomly hanging… Read more »

Divider

Feb 09
That’s what HE said Thursday- February 9, 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- February 9, 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: I fell in love with you, smartass, because you were one of us—because you weren’t afraid of me, and you decided to end your spectacular victory by throwing that piece of bone at Amarantha like a javelin. I felt Cassian’s spirit beside… Read more »

Divider

Feb 05
Chat Between Chapters: Characters who should have Ended up with Someone Else

Chat Between Chapters: Characters who should have Ended up with Someone Else

 Let’s chat about those characters who should have ended up with someone else. What ship should have sank? Who did someone end up with by mistake, in our opinion?  Julie: I’m gonna have to go with Abby and Travis on this one, from . Those two… are a disaster. The whole story is a mess. They do not need to be together. But that’s gonna be my unpopular opinion.   Lynn: Hah! Julie, that’s a good one! I’m afraid my selection is going to be equally unpopular. I’m going with Four and Tris from . I really think Four loved… Read more »

Divider

Feb 02
Chapter Break Bingo – January 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – January 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 »

Divider