Four Winds by Lisa T. Bergren

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Four Winds by Lisa T. Bergren

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Release Date: November 18, 2016

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540508195

Genre: Young Adult / Romance / Historical Fiction

Series: River of Time: California, Book Two

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book in the dulogy, Three Wishes.

About the Book:

Zara Ruiz has never been so happy to have failed at something in her life—trying to return to her own time. In Javier de la Ventura’s arms, she knows that 1840 is where she belongs…where she’s found true love and family. But when the ranch is viciously attacked, and she and Javier’s little brother are kidnapped, she is no longer certain where her journey might end. Javier de la Ventura is plagued by a sense of responsibility for praying that God would leave Zara in his own Alta California. But when she suffers because of her association with him, he commits to finding a way for her to return to her own time, if she wishes it. His heart longs for her to stay, but his mind tells him she’d be safer in her own era. Battered by the FOUR WINDS, can Zara and Javier find a way to remain together…forever? Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Books/Series That Should Continue Or Be A Spin-Off

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Tuesday Talks: Books/Series That Should Continue Or Be A Spin-Off

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Books/Series That Should Continue Or Be A Spin-Off

Hey Everyone! Today we’re talking about the books/series that I think should continue or be a spin-off! As much as I hate saying goodbye to some of my favorite characters and their stories, I’m usually left satisfied with how they ended. I was able to come up with three of my favorite series that I would love to see with a spin-off because they’re based on characters within the series but never really had the chance to shine.

[SOME OF THESE DO CONTAIN SPOILERS!!]

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Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook!

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Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook!

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS?
HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES?

Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child’s dream come true!

Parents!

David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ChristianBook.com to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!). Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Swag Luau Challenge

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Swagbucks: Swag Luau Challenge

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Put on your lei, enjoy some Slack-key guitar, and get ready to eat some Kalua Pork, because Swagbucks is holding a Luau Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!  Read the rest of this entry

First Line Fridays: Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

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First Line Fridays: Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

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Happy Friday Everyone! Can you believe it’s Friday already?

Since it’s Friday, grab the closest book to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book that I’m featuring today is: Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

Three Wishes is the first book in the spin-off dulogy of the original River of Time Series. This time we are taken to Atla California in the 1840’s. You can check out my review here. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Least Favorite or Ugly Book Covers

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is:  Least Favorite or Ugly Covers

Although we say we don’t like to judge a book by it’s cover, we all know we do as readers. There aren’t too many covers that I don’t like because I’m the kind of person who will usually go for the pretty covers over the ugly ones. If the cover isn’t appealing, I won’t read it. Or if it’s one of those books that has multiple editions all with different covers, I tend to go for the better looking cover. The only time I go with a more simpler cover would be because I was trying to save money.

Many books tend to have real life people on them. I do like a lot of these, but there are a lot out there that look like they were badly photoshopped.

I am definitely not a fan of movie covers. I prefer the original covers. I’m not a huge fan of holding random actors as I read. Sometimes I feel like they take away the from the book and ruin the feel. They become overpopulaized. It’s an even worse feeling when you enjoyed the books but the movie was a total bust.

What about you? Do you have any least favorite covers? What are they? Share in the comments below!

Swagbucks: Back to School Sale!

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Swagbucks: Back to School Sale!

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Through September 8th you’ll get double cash back (in the form of SB points) or more when you shop for Back to School essentials at your favorite retailers through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for trying school-related products and services. Then you can take all the SB points you earn and use them to get gift cards and PayPal cash! Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Swago: Back to School Shopping Edition

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Swagbucks: Swago: Back to School Shopping Edition

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If you still haven’t done your Back to School shopping, here’s a way you can get paid for finding great deals for all of your school supply needs.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. Read the rest of this entry

First Line Fridays: The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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First Line Fridays: The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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Hey Book Lovers! How is everyone doing on this fine Friday?

First Line Fridays has been so much to be apart of. I’m hoping you guys are enjoying it too!

Since it’s Friday, grab the closest book to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is: The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

Since summer is starting to come to a close, I figured I would feature this lovely novel. It’s a must read for summer with a coming of age story about friendships, relationships, and learning to adapt to change. Be sure to check out my review!

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The August Referral Bonus

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The August Referral Bonus

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It may almost be the end of Summer, but you can still earn big bonuses at Swagbucks, a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. Read the rest of this entry

The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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Release Date:
June 9, 2017

Publisher: Bling! Romance

ISBN: 978-1946016195

Genre: Contemporary / Romance / Women’s Fiction

About the Book:

For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake-house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for these seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with changes for everyone. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Favorite/Pretty Covers

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Tuesday Talks: Favorite/Pretty Covers

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is:  Favorite/Pretty Cover

Oh my goodness! So many books have the prettiest covers that it’s so hard to choose. In fact, I’m guilty of purchasing a book simply just for the cover. Here are my top ten favorites.
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First Line Fridays: To The Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

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First Line Fridays: To The Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

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Hey Loves! I’m starting something new on the blog and teaming up with several bloggers for First Line Fridays!

Starting this Friday, we’re going to grab the closest book to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden. Read the rest of this entry

Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

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Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

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Release Day: April 8, 2016

Publisher: Bergren Creative Group, Inc.

ISBN:  9781530674695

Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / Romance / Historical Fiction / Time Travel

Series: River of Time: California, Book One

About the Book:

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT.  Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: What is The Biggest Book You Have Read?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: What is the Biggest Book You Have Read? Read the rest of this entry

Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

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Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

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Release Date: August 1, 2017

Publisher: Sun Publishing

Genre: Suspense / Mystery / Romance

Series: In Darkness, Book Three

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books in the series, Exposed in Darkness and Cut In Darkness

About the Book:

Now the Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, Brooke Fairfax has one objective: Stay on top of all threats to the people and property of the Commonwealth. The position is thankless and never-ending. It even pulls her out of Declan O’Roark’s bed in the middle of the night. Read the rest of this entry

Interview with Jennifer Slattery & Giveaway!

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Interview with Jennifer Slattery & Giveaway!

Hey Loves! Today is another exciting day on the blog because Jennifer Slattery is joining me to chat about her newest release, Healing Love. This is by far one of my favorite reads of 2017 so far! Feel free to check out my review as well.

Jennifer is also offering to giveaway an eBook copy to one of my readers! Stay tuned into the very end to learn more about that. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: July Swago – US

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Swagbucks: July Swago – US

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Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, July 24th at 9am PDT! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.   Read the rest of this entry

Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

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Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

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Release Date: July 20, 2017

Publisher: Independent

ISBN: 9781546877868

Genre: Contemporary / Romance / Missions

About the Book:

A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn’t on the agenda.

Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Read the rest of this entry

Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs: Review & Giveaway

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Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs: Review & Giveaway

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Hey Lovelies! Today I’m super excited to chat with you about Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs. There is also a super fun giveaway opportunity!


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I began writing as a hobby while raising my two children. In 2015, I dusted off my stories and my dreams to see if I could turn my hobby into a career. My first story, Season of Hope, was inspired by summer vacations which always included a trip to Franklin, North Carolina, to visit family and explore The Smoky Mountains. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with family. I love most any activity that involves being outdoors, especially camping, hiking and spontaneous excursions to splash in the ocean. I currently live along the Emerald Coast of Florida with my cat Selah and her delightful offspring, Colby, Jack and Tuesday.

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Interview with Courtney Walsh & Giveaway!

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Interview with Courtney Walsh & Giveaway!

Hey Loves! Today is an exciting day because Courtney Wash is chatting with us about her newest novel, Just Look Up.  Most of you already know how much I love Just Look Up! It is not only one of my favorite reads of 2017, but one of my all time favorite reads.

Courtney is also giving away a physical copy of the book to one lucky winner! Stay tuned until the very end to learn how to enter.


pic_420_Walsh_CourtneyAbout Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theater director, and playwright. Change of Heart is her fifth novel and is set in the same town as Paper Hearts. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two additional books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois where she and her husband own a performing and visual arts studio. They have three children.

VISIT COURTNEY online at www.courtneywalshwrites.com.

VISIT COURTNEY on: FacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagram, and Pinterest.

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Tuesday Talks: What Book/Series Has Been Your Favorite So Far This Year?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Tuesday Talks: What Book/Series Has Been Your Favorite So Far This Year? Read the rest of this entry

The Crown by Kiera Cass

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The Crown by Kiera Cass

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Release Date:

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780062392176

Genre: Young Adult / Romance

Series: The Selection, Book Five

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books, The Selection, The Elite, The One, and The Heir.

About the Book:

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Get $23 when you sign up for Hulu

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Swagbucks: Get $23 when you sign up for Hulu

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If you’re a TV lover, Hulu has an offer through Swagbucks where you get $23 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you’re making $15 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here’s how you do it:  Read the rest of this entry

The Heir by Kiera Cass

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The Heir by Kiera Cass

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Release Date: May 5, 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 978-0062349866

Genre: Young Adult / Romance

Series: The Selection Series, Book Four

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books in this series: The Selection, The Elite, and The One.

About the Book:

Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa’s royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after. Read the rest of this entry

 Swagbucks: Swagathlon Team Challenge

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On your marks, get set, EARN! Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge called the “Swagathlon” to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!  Read the rest of this entry

The One by Kiera Cass

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The One by Kiera Cass

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Release Date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780062059994

Genre: Romance / Young Adult

Series: The Selection, Book Three

Be sure to see my review for the previous books, The Selection and The Elite.

About the Book:

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
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The Elite by Kiera Cass

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The Elite by Kiera Cass

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Release Date: April 23, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780062059963

Genre: Romance / Young Adult

Series: The Selection, Book Two

Be sure to see my review for the previous book, The Selection.

About the Book:

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Easy as pie Collector’s Bills

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Swagbucks: Easy as pie Collector’s Bills

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Ready for some pie? If you said “yes”, you’re ready for the easy as pie collector’s bills on Swagbuckss! “Collector’s Bills” are special designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks’ Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you’ve collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more! Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Walmart’s Scorching Summer Savings

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Swagbucks: Walmart’s Scorching Summer Savings

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Walmart is running huge deals all week long on everything from clothing and jewelry to home electronics, grills, and toys, and Swagbucks is offering 6% cash back (in the form of SB Points) for every dollar you spend through Sunday. Whatever you need this summer, now’s the time to buy it and get rewarded for doing it.  Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: What Do You Read Most Of?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: What Do You Read Most Of: Middle Grade, YA, or Adult? Read the rest of this entry

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Release Date:
April 24, 2012

Publisher: HaperTeen

ISBN: 9780062059932

Genre: Young Adult / Romance

Series: The Selection, Book One

About the Book:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. Read the rest of this entry

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson

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About the Book

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Book title: The Girl Who could See

Author: Kara Swanson

Release date: June 1, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy/Young Adult

All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but, what if she is the only one who can truly see?

Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear normal, she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see. Read the rest of this entry

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Release Date: October 18, 2016

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553499162

Genre: Science-Fiction / Young Adult

Series: Illuminae Files, Book 2

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book in this series, Illuminae.

About the Book:

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.” 

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
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Swagbucks: estories – get 50% off for 3 months plus up to 2000 SB

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If you’re looking for a deal on audiobooks, there’s an estories offer through Swagbucks where you get up to 2000 SB  for paying $5.99/month for your first three months, which is 50% their normal rate. You get 800 SB when you sign up, and once your third monthly payment of $5.99, you get an additional 1200 SB. You can use estories to easily stream or download stories to your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac.  Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Do You Give Authors a Second Chance If You Didn’t Like Something By Them?

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Tuesday Talks: Do You Give Authors a Second Chance If You Didn’t Like Something By Them?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Do You Give Authors a Second Chance If You Didn’t Like Something By Them? Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: The July Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

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Swagbucks: The July Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

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It’s summertime, and Swagbucks has brought a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. Read the rest of this entry

June 2017 Wrap Up!

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June 2017 Wrap Up!

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Hey Everyone! June is officially over so that means it’s time to reveal which books I’ve read this month!

Unless otherwise noted, all books mentioned were given to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed will be found in bold italics and are completely my own.

Are you ready to see which books these are? Good, let’s get started.


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June 2017 Book Haul

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June 2017 Book Haul

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Hey Everyone! It’s the last day of June so we all know what that means! It’s time to reveal the June book haul! Are you excited to see which books I snagged this month? Then let’s get started!

All of these books unless noted otherwise are books that I received for free from authors and publishers for free in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed written in bold italics are my own.


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Swagbucks 4th of July Sale

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Swagbucks 4th of July Sale

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Swagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Independence Day. From JC Penney to Lowes, you’ll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for things like trying Hulu. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: June Swago US

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Swagbucks: June Swago US

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Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Tuesday, June 27th at 9am PDT! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.   Read the rest of this entry

Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

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Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

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Release Date: July 4, 2017

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496421487

Genre: Contemporary / Romance

 

About the Book:

After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home–a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work–something her eclectic family doesn’t understand. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Earn up to 17,500 SB Children’s Fund International

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Swagbucks: Earn up to 17,500 SB Children’s Fund International

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Children’s Fund International has a special offer until the end of June through Swagbucks where you can earn up to 17,500 SB (that’s $175 in gift cards) for making recurring monthly donations and helping support an in-need child, improving their quality of life.

You’ll earn SB for each month you keep your sponsorship active – the longer you make valid donations, the more help your sponsor child receives & the more SB you can earn! Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: What Elements Or Aspects Do Books Have To Have In Order For You To Recommend To Friends Or Family?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: What Elements Or Aspects Do Books Have To Have In Order For You To Recommend To Friends Or Family?

Great question! There are quite a few specific elements that a book has to have in order for me recommend it to friends and family.

The book has to be clean and wholesome. It cannot contain graphic violence and sexual scenes, crude language, or just anything alone those lines that is trashy. Since I’m a Christian, I tend to recommend mostly books that have a faith-based message because those are highly important to me. I also highly recommend books that are edited thoroughly. That means they contain very little grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors and the writing flows nicely. Oh and it has to be interesting and perhaps thought-provoking.

What about you? What elements do books have to have in order for you to recommend them?