Tuesday Talks: Does A Status As A Classic Make It Good?

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Tuesday Talks: Does A Status As A Classic Make It Good?

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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: Does a status as a classic make it good?

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When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

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When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

30259131When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

Release Date:  March 14, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 978-0-8007-2344-6

Genre: Fiction / Histirical Romance

Series: Waves of Freedom, Book Three

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm.

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: 21 Days of Grace compiled by Kathy Ide

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: 21 Days of Grace compiled by Kathy Ide

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About the Book

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Book: 21 Days of Grace

Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide

Genre: Devotional

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Love fiction? Looking for a devotional? Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group). Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.

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Swagbucks: Get $8 and two free books from Highlights

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Swagbucks: Get $8 and two free books from Highlights

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Swagbucks is running a great deal where you get 800 SB (equivalent of $8) when you get two free Puzzle Buzz books for your kids from Highlights! You pay $2.98 in shipping and handling, meaning that you walk away with a $5 gift card of your choice. This deal is running through the rest of March and is perfect for the little readers in your life. Even the youngest child learns to tackle activities independently — and puzzle-solving skills grow.

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Tuesday Talks: Do You Read Only One Genre or Do You Read Several?

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Tuesday Talks: Do You Read Only One Genre or Do You Read Several?

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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 only read one genre or do you read several?

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Sacred Writings by April W. Gardner

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Sacred Writings by April W. Gardner

28673001Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Sacred Writings by April W. Gardner

Release Date: January 19, 2017

Publisher: Big Spring Press

Genre: Historical Fiction /  Fiction / Romance

Series: Creek Country Saga, Book Two

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book The Red Feather.

Oh my goodness! Where do I begin?!? April W. Gardner has done it once again! If you enjoy a different kind of historical fiction, you aren’t going to want to miss The Sacred Writings. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Earn Big with the St. Patrick’s Day Collector’s Bill – 3/17 ONLY

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Swagbucks: Earn Big with the St. Patrick’s Day Collector’s Bill – 3/17 ONLY

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Hey Swagbucks folks! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Swagbucks has a one-day-only Collector’s Bill worth 17 SB. You can get it randomly from Search, and if you get it, you’ll also get an additional 20 SB bonus! It’ll be available all day today (Friday). Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Does Too Much Description Kill A Story?

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Tuesday Talks: Does Too Much Description Kill A Story?

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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.

This week’s topic is: Does too much description kill a story? Read the rest of this entry

Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Red Feather by April W. Gardner

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Red Feather by April W. Gardner

B28672968eneath the Blackberry Moon: Part One: The Red Feather by April W. Gardner

Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Big Spring Press

ISBN: 9780981989617

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Creek County Saga, Book One Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Spring Reading Team Challenge

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Here’s another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks! 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!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! Their latest, the Spring Reading Team Challenge, begins Monday, March 20th. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: How Do You Get Out Of A Book Slump?

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Tuesday Talks: How Do You Get Out Of A Book Slump?

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Hey Everyone! I’m going to try something different here on the blog. I love writing book reviews, but I want to start venturing into some book discussions. I’m so thankful to have discovered the group, Tuesday Talks, on Goodreads. They have some awesome book discussion questions that I wanted to give a shot at trying to answer them on this blog. Let me know if that’s something that you would be interested in. I’m trying to come up with ways to make this blog more unique and stand out from the other book blogs.

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 question is: “How do you get out of a book slump? Read the rest of this entry

Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

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Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

29492033Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

Release Date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:  9780718083809

Genre: Suspense / Romance / Contemporary / Gothic

Colleen Coble is one of those authors that I don’t have to know what the story is going to be about because her books are usually superb. Because You’re Mine is quite different from the author’s other books. Although I did find myself enjoying this, this wasn’t my favorite. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: $5 Bonus For Being My Referral on Swagbucks

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Swagbucks: $5 Bonus For Being My Referral on Swagbucks

March is here, and it’s bringing you the chance to get a $5 bonus from Swagbucks! 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

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Hey there fellow bookworms. Today I want to talk to you about an awesome program called Swagbucks.

I have been using this program for awhile and I absolutely love it. It’s time consuming but it’s super easy to earn points. It’s not enough to make ends meet without a job, but it’s perfect for some extra spending money. I’ve earned about $100 a month so it’s a wonderful opportunity to put some cash back in your wallet.

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The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

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The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

29492072The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Release Date: November 8, 2016

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718026318

Genre: Young Adult / Fairy Tale / Retellng / Romance

Series: Hagenheim / Fairy Tale Romance, Book Seven

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book, The Golden Braid.

Fairy tale retellings are popular right now. I love these retellings, especially those written by Melanie Dickerson. Most of us know the tale of The Little Mermaid, but you’ve never heard it told this way before. Oh and not to mention that this is a world that is all human and magic doesn’t exist set in Medieval Times. Read the rest of this entry

Tyndale Rewards

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Are you a booklover? Do you want to earn some FREE books? Yes, you read that right. Tyndale Rewards is a rewards program where you can earn free physical books. It’s completely free with no strings attached, including shipping. They always have a great selection to choose from. I’ve found several Susan May Warren and several other favorite authors on there. Read the rest of this entry

Unblemished by Sara Ella

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Unblemished by Sara Ella

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Release Date: October 11, 2016

Publisher: Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780718081010

Genre: Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Series: Unblemished, Book One

About the Book:

Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength? Read the rest of this entry

Peter Pan Coloring Book illustrated by Fabiana Attanasio

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Peter Pan Coloring Book illustrated by Fabiana Attanasio

28256497Peter Pan: An Enchanted Coloring Book Illustrated by Fabiana Attanasio

Release Date: June 14, 2016

Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books

ISBN: 9781454920908

Genre: Activities & Games / Coloring Books Read the rest of this entry

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Release Date: November 8, 2016

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250044655

Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult / Teens / Retelling / Romance

Book hangovers are the worst! I finished Heartless by Marissa Meyer the other day and I’m still trying to process everything. The characters, the world building, the plot, everything. I originally bought this because the cover is gorgeous underneath the book jacket. It is by far the best cover I have ever seen on a book!! I mean, just check out the black and red checkerboard with a crown for the king on the front. The same pattern appears on the back, but instead of a crown for the king, it’s a joker’s hat. Read the rest of this entry

When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna (and a giveaway!)

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When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna (and a giveaway!)

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Release Date: June 9, 2015

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:  978-1508452287

Genre: Coming of Age / Family / Fiction

Series: A Fireside Texas Novel, Book One

When I first picked When We Last Spoke up, I wasn’t sure what to think. I’m so glad I did because it’s a beautiful coming of age story told through the eyes of young Juliet Cranbourne. The Cranbournes are a lovable and interesting family that have had their share of hardships. Plus, it’s in development for a television movie! Read the rest of this entry

An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

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An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

30259041An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

Release Date: January 3, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218262

Genre: Romance / Historical Fiction

Series: Hawthorne House, Book Three

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book, An Elegant Facade.

I’m super excited to get to talk to you about the lastest Hawthorne House novel! Lord Trent is a side character that we’ve met in the previous books that many, including myself, have already fallen in love with. An Uncommon Courtship tells the tale of Lord Trent and his new bride, Lady Adelaide. Read the rest of this entry

Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

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Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

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Release Date: February 6, 2017

Publisher: New Hope Publishers

ISBN:  9781625915139

Genre: Contemporary / General / Women’s Fiction

About the Book:

Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic. She’s almost his worst nightmare, and she’s also working on restoring something—herself.

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The Returning by Rachelle Dekker

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The Returning by Rachelle Dekker

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Release Date: January 17, 2017

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN:  978-1-4964-0228-8

Genre: Fantasy / Dystopia / Young Adult

Series: The Seers Trilogy, Book 3

Be sure to check out my review for the previous books here.

Have you ever felt such sadness when a series you’ve come to love has finally come to an end? Well, that’s the case with this. “The Returning” is the third and final installment of The Seers Trilogy. This wasn’t Rachelle Dekker’s, daughter of Ted Dekker,best work. While I have mixed feelings (you’ll see why later), it was an excellent wrap up. Read the rest of this entry

Eagle Warrior by Jenna Kernan

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Eagle Warrior by Jenna Kernan

31752114Eagle Warrior by Jenna Kernan

Release Date: January 17, 2017

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

ISBN: 9780373756582

Genre: Romance / Suspense

Series: Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder, Book Two

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book in the series, Turquoise Guardian.

Jenna Kernan has once again bought us another exciting thrill ride! Ray Strong is a former U.S. Marine who is also a Turquoise Guardian. He is no stranger when it comes to high risk situations. When he is assigned to protecting Morgan Hooke and her daughter, he begins to suspect that there is more to their situation than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry

Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

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Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

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Release Date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Sun Publishing

ISBN: 9781943165117

Genre: Romance / Suspense

Series: In Darkness, Book One

Oh my word! Where do I even begin when it comes to this book? Heather Sunseri has stepped out from Young Adult to Adult. Exposed in Darkness is an exciting new mystery thriller with tons of suspense and drama. Read the rest of this entry

A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

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A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

29491885A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

Release Date: October 18, 2016

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310344537

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary / Christmas

Series: A Royal Wedding Series, Book 4

I’ve been wanting to read this series for awhile because I love anything to with princesses and romance. So with that being said, “A Royal Christmas Wedding” is the first novel I have read by Rachel Hauck. While this is the conclusion to the A Royal Wedding Series, you do not have to read the books in order. Although, I will definitely have to read the previous three because I LOVED this! Read the rest of this entry

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

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A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

29492025A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718077914

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Chick Lit

“A Portrait of Emily Price” is a mixture of a love story, Italy, art, true love, and redemption.

Emily Price is an art restorer, a talented at that! If it’s broken, Emily can fix it. Whether it’s from art, children’s toys, coffee machines, and so forth, Emily knows how to fix it while making it even more beautiful than it was before. She soon learns that not everything can just be super-glued together. When she flies to Italy to live with her husband and his family, utter chaos ensues. Read the rest of this entry

Turquoise Guardian by Jenna Kernan

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Release Date: December 20, 2016

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

ISBN: 9781335720733

Genre: Romance / Suspense

Series: Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder, Book One

Jenna Kernan has done it once again! She brings us right back to the heart of the Apache Reservation in this brand new spin off series. Full of action that will keep readers engaged and turning the pages until the end. The fast-paced action begins from the very first page. Read the rest of this entry

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

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A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

28637637A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

Release Date: September 13, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764213526

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Historical Fiction

Series: Ladies of the Manor, Book 3

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book, The Reluctant Duchess.

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Finding Margo by Jen Turano

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Finding Margo by Jen Turano

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Off the charts and on the run.

International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small town in Ohio?

Sheriff’s deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn’t who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions . . . the kinds that make her a target for a killer.

Both are determined to find answers, but their mutual attraction stands in the way of either of them doing it alone. Is finding Margo the solution to Brock’s problems or the just the beginning . . . ? Read the rest of this entry

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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23395680Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:  9780553499117

Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Series: The Illuminae Files _01

When I first picked this up, I wasn’t sure what to think. It sounded like a really interesting read, but it is one of the most hyped up books EVER. Everyone has been telling me I have to read this and it’s constantly showing up in my Instagram newsfeed. The cover for the hardback is also super cool. While it took a little bit for me to enjoy it, I have to say that I LOVED THIS BOOK! Read the rest of this entry

Inspire: Psalms

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Release Date: September 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4964-1987-3

Genre: Bible / Journaling / Adult Coloring Book / Art

Bible Journaling is all the rage right now and I am in love with this one! Read the rest of this entry