Category: Blog Tour

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]

Posted April 24, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 2 Comments

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]

Thanks to Penguin Random House, I get to be a part of the #ReadADessen Campaign, which is about highlighting all of Sarah Dessen’s books counting down to her newest book, Once and for All which releases this June! Not to mention, Penguin is also giving away a FULL SET of Sarah Dessen books, so go enter down below!

I’m personally doing a Read Along of every Sarah Dessen book and each week I provide a post with discussion questions and I will also be reviewing every book. If you want to participate in that one click the banner below!

Sidenote: I was provided a paperback copy of Keeping the Moon by Penguin Teen as a #PRHPartner. This in no way affects my opinions of the book!

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on September 1st 1999
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 228
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.
Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then for being "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina.
But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.

I have not had the chance to read and review this book yet, considering the past week or two I’ve been getting ready for the birth of my child. Which if you’re reading this on the day it is posted, she should be here by now! But as soon as we get settled back at home and in a routine, I will be diving into this one and I am super excited for it!

Have you read Keeping the Moon? Tell me what you thought of it? If not, have you read any of Sarah Dessen’s books? Let me know in the comments and let me know what’s your favorite one!

The Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Sarah Dessen’s books in paperback (ARV: $132.00). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 17, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 29, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 1, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

Go check out every one else who are participating in this week 2 of the #ReadADessen Campaign!

KEEPING THE MOON
April 24In Wonderland
April 26Great Imaginations
DREAMLAND
April 27Girl in the Pages
Stephanie
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Blog Tour: Dragons Love Tacos 2 [Review & Taco Salad Recipe]

Posted April 21, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Recipe, Review / 5 Comments

Blog Tour: Dragons Love Tacos 2 [Review & Taco Salad Recipe]

Blog Tour: Dragons Love Tacos 2 [Review & Taco Salad Recipe]Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri
Published by Dial Books on June 14th 2012
Genres: Picture Book
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!
Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.
The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

My Thoughts

This book was so adorable! And it’s perfect for children! I absolutely loved this story and its illustrations! I love tacos and I love dragons and I’m sure most kids love those 2 as well! I cannot wait to read this to my little one!

Taco Salad Recipe

My family and I make tacos at least 3 times a month. And every time we do, I make mine into a taco salad!

What you need:
  • Tupperware Container
  • Taco Meat
  • Tomatoes
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese (I use a taco or mexican blend)
  • Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • Catalina Dressing
  • Anything else you like to put on your tacos!
Steps:
  1. Crunch up the Doritos and put them in your container
  2. On top of the crushed chips, put in your taco meat
  3. Then sprinkle on your cheese
  4. Add in your lettuce, tomatoes, and other taco toppings
  5. Drizzle on the Catalina Dressing (however much you like)
  6. Put the cover on the container and shake it all up!

And voila, there is your taco salad! Instead of using the dressing, I have used sour cream, but I personally prefer the tangy taste that Catalina provides the tacos 🙂

About the Author

ADAM RUBIN BIO:
Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed picture books including Secret Pizza Party and Robo-Sauce. He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full time. Adam has a keen interest in improv comedy, camping and magic tricks.
DANIEL SALMIERI BIO:
Daniel Salmieri has illustrated many fantastic picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Robo-Sauce. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, constantly drawing and painting images of ninja turtles, dinosaurs, and fighter jets (not in the same scene…), and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) Dragons Love Tacos Book and Toy Sets (ARV: $17.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 3, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 1, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about May 5, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:
April 3 – Pirates n’ Pixie Dust – Taco Scavenger Hunt
April 4 – Margie’s Must Reads – Review + Recipe
April 5 – A Story a Day – Review + Taco Craft
April 6 – The Book Shire – Review
April 7 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Recipe + Taco Craft
Week Two:
April 10 – Ali’s Book Nook – Review + Recipe
April 11 – Mundie Kids – Review + Taco Party Checklist
April 12 – The Children’s Book Review – When You Invite a Dragon to Dinner…
April 13 – Reading is Better with Cupcakes – A World Without Tacos?!
April 14 – My Bookbloom – Review + Taco Activity
Week Three:
April 17 – As They Grow Up – Review
April 18 – The Book Nut – Taco Soup Recipe
April 19YA Book Nerd – Missing Taco Hunt
April 20Inspiration Laboratories – Dragons Love Tacos Birthday Party
April 21In Wonderland – Review + Taco Salad Recipe
Week Four:
April 24A Homeschool Mom – Review + Chili Pepper Experiment
April 25The Plot Bunny – Review + Recipe
April 26No BS Book Reviews – Taco Craft
April 27My Little Poppies – Review
April 28Happily Ever Elephants – Review

How to make tacos that Dragons will love

Let’s talk about it!

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Stephanie
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The Glittering Court PB Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!

The Glittering Court PB Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!

Posted March 28, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, book blitz, Giveaway / 1 Comment

 About the Author RICHELLE MEAD is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington. Author Links: Website || Twitter || Facebook || Goodreads Giveaway Enter for a chance to win one (1) of ten (10) copies of […]

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