Apr 06
That’s what HE said Thursday- April 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- April 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: “That’s a joke, correct?” <Emerson> “Criminy!” Riley said. “You are so annoying” “Yes, but a woman once told me I have excellent eyelashes. Have you noticed?” <Emerson> and “You’ve done this harness thing before, right?” Riley asked. “You know what you’re doing?”… Read more »

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Apr 05
Almost a Minyan Book Blog Tour, Preview, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Almost a Minyan Book Blog Tour, Preview, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

ALMOST A MINYAN by LORI S. KLINE ARTWORK BY SUSAN SIMON   Genre: Picture Book / Jewish Traditions Publisher: Sociosights Press Facebook Date of Publication: April 5, 2017 Number of Pages: 40 Scroll down for Giveaway!   Will she be the one to take Grandfather’s place? According to Jewish tradition, a quorum of ten adults is required for public worship. Almost a Minyan traces the story of a young girl whose father and grandfather are regular participants in the town’s minyan – until her beloved Zayde passes on. Without him, it is even harder for her father to find enough… Read more »

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Apr 04
Chapter Break Bingo – April 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – April 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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Apr 03
Chapter Break Bingo – March 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – March 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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Apr 02
Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Ooh what series are you THISCLOSE to finishing? Either you’re almost done reading a completed series, or the series itself is coming to an end and you just can’t wait to find out how it all ties up. Let’s chat!  Julie: I’m working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series and am only a couple of books away from completion. It has been a while since the series ended so I am looking forward to finishing the story. I’m also up to date with the Charlie Davidson series, though the series has not ended yet, but I think only a… Read more »

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Mar 31
Book Review – American Gods

Book Review – American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Publisher: Headline Date Published: 2005 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction Format: eBook Pages: 640 Audiobook Length: 19 hours 39 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Daniel Oreskes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty, Sarah Jones Rating: Description: The extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday… Read more »

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Mar 30
Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Cátia Skye At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? Well, I’m not published yet. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed… 🙂   What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while you’re still working on a book? Do you chase the squirrel (aka “UP syndrome”) or do you finish your current project first? More often than not, I finish what I’m working on. Although I’ve picked up and dropped more stories than I can count. The worst part is that usually those bright ideas I get… Read more »

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Mar 29
Cover Reveal and Release Day Announcement: All Closed Off

Cover Reveal and Release Day Announcement: All Closed Off

    From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack, comes the highly anticipated fourth standalone title in her Rusk University Series, ALL CLOSED OFF! A passionate story and journey, get ready to be mesmerized with Stella’s story! ALL CLOSED OFF is coming your way May 1, 2017!     Cover Design and Photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton at K. Keeton Designs ABOUT ALL CLOSED OFF (Releasing May 1, 2017): Stella Santos is fine. Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge… Read more »

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Mar 25
Timekeeper: Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Timekeeper: Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Author: Tara Sim Narrator: Gary Furlong Length: 8h 50m Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks Genre: YA Fantasy Release date: Feb. 14, 2017 Two o’clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly… Read more »

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Mar 23
What Books Taught Us – Tattoos

What Books Taught Us – Tattoos

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 new 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 pick a literary tattoo. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Do you regret that Tweety Bird/Tasmanian Devil/Micky Mouse tattoo from college?  In this episode of What Books Taught Us, we are going to focus on some characters who… Read more »

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