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Books vs. Movies – A Guest Post by Todd & Tim Wynn

  Books vs. Movies by Todd & Tim Wynn   With the Academy Awards just around the corner, we will soon see eight films battling for Best Picture. And half of those are based on books (American Sniper; The Imitation Game; The Theory of Everything; Whiplash). Will the winner be celebrated with a roar of applause, amid whispers of “the book was better”? Is it really fair to compare movies to the books that inspired them? Of course not. Books are a collaboration between the writer and the reader. Books demand that the readers’ imaginations do all the heavy lifting, whereas one can...
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More Than Meets The Eye + Giveaway

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  When I was a little girl, one of my favorite quotes came from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” It said:  “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” For me it wasn’t a quote about insanity, or words scribbled across the page simply meant to illustrate the perils of Alice’s journey. To me…it was about the miraculous ability to believe the impossible. That dragons could be real, or that flowers can hold an intelligent conversation about the weather. It was about ALL of the spectacular sparkly things that allow books to come to life. Without […]

Books vs. Movies – A Guest Post by Todd & Tim Wynn

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  Books vs. Movies by Todd & Tim Wynn   With the Academy Awards just around the corner, we will soon see eight films battling for Best Picture. And half of those are based on books (American Sniper; The Imitation Game; The Theory of Everything; Whiplash). Will the winner be celebrated with a roar of applause, amid whispers of “the book was better”? Is it really fair to compare movies to the books that inspired them? Of course not. Books are a collaboration between the writer and the reader. Books demand that the readers’ imaginations do all the heavy lifting, […]

Release Day Blitz – Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

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    Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen Add it to your Goodreads shelf / Amazon wishlist       About Patti About me, huh? Well, my official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears teenager’s voices so loud I have to write them down. I love sports, even though they don’t love me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band […]

The Return – Launch Day Blitz + $250 Gift Card Giveaway!

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  The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Booksamillion   A Little Taste I was a half-blood, but I was also the Apollyon, a child of a pure and a half, a union that had been forbidden for thousands of years because an Apollyon was more powerful than any pure or half could ever hope to be. And I always got to the traitors’ hideouts before they did, so the Sentinels were usually left with the cleanup, which I was sure absolutely thrilled them. The first to enter was a female half-blood dressed just as I was. Her black […]

Tuesday Newbies!

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2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner and Honor Books

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  As a mom (of two children – 6 & 10) I find that I spend an exhaustive amount of time encouraging my children to read. They enjoy books. (They have even been known to REQUEST going to the library) but their level of passion and mine? They aren’t very copacetic. Anywho, this past year I noticed that (despite my 6-year-olds brilliance when it comes to things like math or social studies) she is a little behind level when it comes to reading. In an effort to help her along I devised a plan. I would read (to her) as many […]

In Her Wake – Release Launch

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    In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella (0.5) Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Indiebound * BooksaMillion * Simon & Schuster   A Little Taste That’s how I spot her. There’s no doubt that it’s her; I’ve memorized her face. Leaning against a wall on the opposite side, her lips wrapped around a clear bottle filled with clear liquor, her fiery red hair a wild mane against the stark white wall, a tight black T-shirt showing off toned arms. She’s in no rush to part with that bottle, guzzling back a good portion before she hands it off to someone, wiping her […]

10 Books I Can’t Believe…I Haven’t Read.

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  We’ve all done it. Pre-ordered books, rushed out on release day, stalked our Kindles at midnight waiting for a book. A book that we were so excited for that we took pictures of it. Told all our friends about it. Some of us (*cough*) might have even carried it around with us for a month or two. The only thing we DIDN’T DO…read it.  Why? Who knows…maybe you were currently reading something else. Maybe you had hit your 4 books at a time quota and adding one more would have made your brain implode. Maybe you were just too […]

Tuesday Newbies!

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The Isle of the Lost – Excerpt

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    The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz Publication Date: May 5th Add it to your Goodreads shelf / Amazon wishlist A young adult novel from best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz inspired by the Disney Channel show, The Descendants, about the children of Disney villains.         The Isle of the Lost (Prologue) by DisneyPublishing