Dec 19
#ShelfLove 2017: Welcome and Goals

#ShelfLove 2017: Welcome and Goals

#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! Hosts: Terri from Second Run Reviews and us here at Chapter Break! Goal: To grow your TBR pile responsibly and read the books you already own. You have ‘em, now read ‘em! Guidelines for the #ShelfLove Challenge 2017 Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2017. Responsibly obtain books for your personal library. You may wish to abstain from purchasing books or set a book budget for yourself. You decide the… Read more »

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Dec 18
Chat Between Chapters: Special Snowflakes

Chat Between Chapters: Special Snowflakes

 Special Snowflakes – we see this trope a lot in books. Let’s give them a chat day.  Julie: From Wiktionary: The conviction that one is, in some way, special and should therefore be treated differently than others. Usually I’m not a fan of special snowflakes, because why? Why does that one specific person have to be so special? Why that person? I’ve griped about this in my wishlist of features in a new series post, because when characters don’t know what they are for forever in a book I get so irritated. And when they find out, and deny it. Because… Read more »

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Dec 16
Bookish Chat: The Chemist

Bookish Chat: The Chemist

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little Brown and Company Date Published: November 8, 2016 Genres: Espionage, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: Audiobook Pages: 512 Audiobook Length: 17 hours 1 minute Audiobook Narrator: Ellen Archer Description: She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name… Read more »

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Dec 15
Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Walking the Llano

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Walking the Llano

WALKING THE LLANO   A TEXAS MEMOIR OF PLACE by Shelley Armitage Genre: Eco-Memoir / Nature Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Date of Publication: February 15, 2016 Number of Pages: 216 Scroll down for Giveaway!   When American explorers arrived in the Texas Panhandle, they dubbed the region the “Great American Desert.” Its rough terrain appeared flat, dry, uninhabitable. Later, cell phone towers, oil rigs, and wind turbines added to this stereotype. Yet in this lyrical ecomemoir, Shelley Armitage charts a unique rediscovery of an unknown land, a journey at once deeply personal and far-reaching in its exploration of the… Read more »

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Dec 14
Chat About Covers: Missy the Werecat

Chat About Covers: Missy the Werecat

  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.   I’m quite a bit mixed up about this cover. I see it a lot because it is constantly coming up as a free book.  But the cover? Well let’s have a go at it. The top half of the cover is actually… Read more »

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Dec 13
2016 Audiobook Challenge: Year-End Update

2016 Audiobook Challenge: Year-End Update

Julie’s 2016 Audiobook Challenge Update: I can’t believe 2016 is coming to a close! Here’s my year-end check up for this fun-tastic audiobook challenge. You know by now that audiobooks are pretty much the ONLY way I read these days. SO HURRAY for this fun challenge. My goal? Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Currently (mid-December), I have read 54 audio books.  HUZZAH! I have made it! I successfully met my goal, for at least one of my challenges this year! Woop Woop! I have embedded my GR shelf below.   How are you doing with your challenge? Am I doing… Read more »

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Dec 12
Beyond Review

Beyond Review

Beyond by Maureen A. Miller Series: Beyond #1 Publisher: Maureen A. Miller Date Published: December 13th 2013 Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins Audiobook Narrator: Emma Lysy Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable… Read more »

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Dec 11
Chat Between Chapters: Books we Want to Forget

Chat Between Chapters: Books we Want to Forget

 There are books we may have read, but wish we hadn’t. What books do you want to forget?  Julie: I DNF very few books. I tend to power through and try to enjoy everything I read, at least somewhat. But there are some books that are a complete waste of my time, whether I powered through to the end or not. Here are just a few of them #sorrynotsorry Just because someone is super amazing and invented the epic world, doesn’t mean all her writing is gold… I wasted about 5 hours of audio before  I gave it up. Boring, weird,… Read more »

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Dec 10
For the Record – Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

For the Record – Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

FOR THE RECORD   by   Regina Jennings     Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Bethany House Date of Publication: December 6, 2015 Number of Pages: 336   Scroll down for Giveaway! Rather Than Wait for a Hero,  She Decided to Create One Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, seems interested in the articles she writes for her uncle’s newspaper. Her hopes for independence may be crushed, until the best idea she’s ever had comes riding into town. Deputy Joel Puckett didn’t want to leave Texas, but unfair circumstances have made moving… Read more »

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Dec 09
Book Review – Sandstorm (Sigma Force #1)

Book Review – Sandstorm (Sigma Force #1)

Sandstorm by James Rollins Series: Sigma Force #1 Publisher: Harper Collins Date Published: April 26th 2005 Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thrillers Format: eBook Pages: 587 Rating: Description: An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery’s brilliant and beautiful curator; and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert. But others are being drawn there as well,… Read more »

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