Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (19)

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature/bookish meme hosted by Tynga on her blog, Tynga's Reviews, although I'm guilty of not posting every week! You know how life gets in the way, right?
The meme is all about sharing the books that you have added to your shelves and e-readers. This means that you can include any physical books that you buy in stores or online, but you can also include all of those e-books and eARCs for your digital reading device.
For more information on Stacking the Shelves, feel free to visit its official launch page on Tynga's Reviews.
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Blog Tour: The Fashion Committee + GIVEAWAY

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Title: The Fashion Committee
Author: Susan Juby
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Copy Provided by Penguin Random House

Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn't care less about clothes. Both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. Whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship--and only one can win. 

Told in the alternating voices of Charlie's and John's journals, this hilarious and poignant YA novel perfectly captures what it's like to have an artistic drive so fierce that nothing--not your dad's girlfriend's drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping--can stand in your way.
 
With black and white art custom-created by fashion and beauty illustrator Soleil Ignacio, the book is a collector's item, perfect for anyone with a passion for fashion.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blog Tour: And We're Off

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Title: And We're Off
Author: Dana Schwartz
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date:  May 2, 2017
Copy Provided by Penguin Random House

Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in!

Unfortunately, Nora's mother, Alice, is less than thrilled about the trip. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge

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Hey, everyone! Today I've got a different kind of post for you, so if you're a parent, aunt, uncle, or elementary or middle school teacher, pay attention! This is all for your kids and the amazing talent they already have within their brains!

Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge is here to bring out the creative writer in kids aged 5-12!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Librarian

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Hey, everyone! I've got a special surprise for you today!

Today, Christy Sloat and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for The Librarian, which releases June 17, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover after the jump and enter to win some awesome swag!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Review: The Names They Gaves Us

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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Source: ARC from Bloomsbury

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?