May 03
Chapter Break Bingo – May 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – May 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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May 02
Chapter Break Bingo – April 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – April 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 30
Chat Between Chapters: Independent Bookstore Day

Chat Between Chapters: Independent Bookstore Day

  Let’s chat about our favorite Indie Bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day!  Julie: I think my favorite indie bookstore would have to be Powell’s in Portland, Oregon. The store covers an entire city block! It is uh-mazing! Rose (our former co-blogger) and I visited it on a fun vacation trip! Our awesome metro of Houston has a ton of great indie bookstores.  Murder by the Book is an excellent one and always has some fun author event or another going on. I’ve met so many wonderful authors that way. I’ll stop here and let Lynn mention some of the other winning… Read more »

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Apr 27
What Laini Taylor’s Books Taught Us

What Laini Taylor’s Books Taught Us

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. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! We are changing it up this month, and focusing on one of my favorite authors, Laini Taylor. I’m reading her most recent book, . While you wait for my review (next week!), let’s enjoy some… Read more »

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Apr 26

Guest Post: 10 Reasons Why I’m So in Love with My Ereader

10 Reasons Why I’m So in Love with My Ereader If you’re avid readers who socialize with other book lovers, you must have noticed the trend to have an e-reader among your circle. What is it all about, you wonder? After all, it’s another electronic device that looks similar to an iPad, except much less attractive. What makes all e-reader owners so obsessed with their devices? via GIPHY As the owner of a Basic, I can tell you a thousand reasons why I’m crazy about the e-reader, and why it is an integral part of my daily life. Here are… Read more »

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Apr 24
Moon Called Review

Moon Called Review

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #1 Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 2006 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 288 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King Rating: Description: Mercy Thompson’s life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn’t exactly normal herself.  Julie’s Review: I finally read this. Finally. Finally borrowed the (amazing) audiobook from the library because Moon Called has been on my TBR and ShelfLove shelf forevah! I actually… Read more »

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Apr 22
Deep Extraction Book Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Deep Extraction Book Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

DEEP EXTRACTION An FBI Task Force Novel, Book 2 by By DiAnn Mills   Genre: Contemporary / Mystery / Christian Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Date of Publication: April 4, 2017 Number of Pages: 413 Scroll down for Giveaway!    A pacemaker should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore’s life. Instead, it provided his killer with a seemingly perfect means of execution. A bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy, a web Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle. But her first order of business is separating the… Read more »

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Apr 20
Chat About Covers: Chasing Rabbits

Chat About Covers: Chasing Rabbits

  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.   Some previous versions of this cover are on the bad side but this current one is quite nice actually. I’m intrigued by the premise – I do love Alice in Wonderland topic spin-offs. I liked the checkered floor and the doorway –… Read more »

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Apr 17
Blog Tour and Author Interview with Izzy Szyn

Blog Tour and Author Interview with Izzy Szyn

Interview with Izzy Szyn    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? Totally squirrel. Ideas tend to form around 3am and won’t leave me alone until I get it written out.   Have you been able to incorporate your previous experience in [jobs/education] in your writing? I’ve worked in customer service most of my life, so a lot of it creeps into my writing. Currently work in a call center dealing with cell… Read more »

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