It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted any of the latest releases that have come across my desk that I’m excited about. So, I thought I would just blanket blog all my fav releases from the past couple months. Bare with me, it’s going to be long because my peeps have been busy! First Read more about Latest releases you need to know about![…]
Les Misérables (2012) 157 min – Drama | Musical | Romance – 25 December 2012 (USA) Would you believe that until the day I went to the movie theater I’d never read nor heard much of anything about Les Misérables? The only thing I thought I “knew” was that the opera was in French and Read more about Review: Les Misérables – The Movie[…]
Did you know I was interviewed in August during a freak snow storm? What?! Snow in August?!?! Ohh yes… well sorta *whispers–just go with it* and read on to find out more! I’m very honored when a fellow writer asks to do an interview with me. @10minutewriter and I first started talking on twitter about Read more about Interviewed for ten minutes…[…]
I have the exciting opportunity to sit down with Heather McCorkle and have a virtual cup of coffee today! I’m sitting here, ten minutes early, typing out this post so I am ready for her minute by minute responses. Good thing I type fast because Heather is full of energy! She is such a pleasure Read more about Interview with Heather McCorkle…[…]
Summary: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
My (no spoiler) Thoughts : Oh. My. Gosh. [… Read my Review here … ]
Screeeeeech…That is the sound of my brain… Oh my goodness. Let me just say, if you are ever EVER stuck in a rut, thinking “WHOA is the writing me,”…. Step out of your comfort zone and do some flash fiction off your current genre. And if that doesn’t work read some great books in your general genre (YA Fantasy). I guarantee you will be psyched when you are done… if you read the right books.
Holy buckets. I read the right books.
I just read ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by @BethRevis… and let me just say, Oh frex. I am STILL reeling!!!
I was going to write a flash today… but that will just have to wait. The UPS man delivered my book yesterday and I knew today would be shot. And it was… but in a great way. GREAT WAY.
First, let me assure you I will not SPOIL anything in this book. Except for the use of FREX… Hahaha!!! I love this cuss word… it works. I dunno if anyone has used it before, because I don’t usually read sci-fi, but I like it. I don’t curse… so this one is giggly to me… I can’t help it.
Welcome George H. Sirois to the Ellipses of Eisley… I hope you won’t trip over them as you walk to your seat.
Let me tell my audience a bit about you before we start… George is the author of Excelsior, a young adult / science-fiction novel. This is his second novel, but Excelsior has been eighteen (18… no I didn’t type that wrong) years in the making! So we are going to dive in and find out a little more about George and about his new novel….
A lot of people are asking me how I feel about my ipad a week (or more later)… Am I having buyer remorse? Do I wish I would have gone for a cheaper ereader? What are my thoughts.
Well, if you saw my vlog below, you’ll know that I was under a spell. In fact, I’m pretty sure the air in the apple store is tainted with sparkles and dreams… and when you go in, they fill your eyes and well… there is not much hope for your pocketbook.
Note to self: Leave pocketbook at home next time. […read more…]
As well I should, since I’m a writer, author, bibliophile… I have to love them right??
But I’m talking about the love today…. Feel the love people! Love your books! Love your authors! Love, love, love!
The final installment of this series by Suzanne Collins just came out yesterday and twitter was raging with people procuring their copies and neglecting their responsibilities to read it. Those who read it are biting their tongues to talk about it now… Thankfully unwilling to spoil the ending for those of us who haven’t jumped ship yet. […more…]