Category: Discussion

Keeping the Moon Readalong Post

Posted April 23, 2017 by Stephanie in Book Club, Discussion, Event, Giveaway, Read Along / 1 Comment

Keeping the Moon Readalong PostKeeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on September 1st 1999
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 228
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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 will be posting my review along with my answers for the questions below later this week, so be on the lookout! (I will try at least, the review may come next week since I’m getting induced tomorrow morning)

Did you read Keeping the Moon?

  1. What was your overall view of Keeping the Moon?
  2. Did you connect with Colie as a character?
  3. What did you like/dislike the most of Keeping the Moon?
  4. Colie learns to move on and to believe in herself throughout Keeping the Moon, why do you think that she is able to do this?
  5. How did you like the secondary characters in this book? (Morgan, Isabel, & Norman)
  6. What do you think/know could show up in other books that came from this book? (The Sarah Dessen Easter Eggs)

It’s never too late to join us in the Read Along!

All you have to do is sign up on the sign up post and either comment and put your two cents in or even make your own post about it!

Ways to participate:

  • Comment on the Read Along Post
  • Tweet about the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Post an Instagram pic of the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Make your own post using the Read Along graphic above (could be a review, discussion post, a top ten list, a book look, anything that deals with the book)
  • Did you read the book with us? In the rafflecopter link your Goodreads review!

Be as creative as you want! And for bonus entries in the giveaway below, participate in more than one way (but you can only enter 1 participation way per day per book)

The Giveaway!

If you’re signed up for the Read Along you can enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win 1 of 3 YA Contemporaries of your choice (up to $10 USD)! Giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country!
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Stephanie
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Someone Like You Read Along Post

Posted April 17, 2017 by Stephanie in Book Club, Discussion, Event, Giveaway, Read Along / 0 Comments

Someone Like You Read Along PostSomeone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on May 1st 1998
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
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The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend.

Scarlett was always the strong one.

Halley was always content to follow in her wake.

Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant.

Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.

Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever.

I will be posting my review along with my answers for the questions below later this week, so be on the lookout!

Did you read Someone Like You?

  1. What was your overall view of Someone Like You?
  2. Did you connect with Halley as a character?
  3. What did you like/dislike the most of Someone Like You?
  4. How did you like the secondary characters Scarlett and Macon?
  5. Halley and Scarlett are more than best friends, they’re like family too. Do you have a best friend you see as family? If so, how would your life be different without that person in it?
  6. Scarlett’s boyfriend dies and then she finds out that she is pregnant; if that happened to you, how do you think you’d be able to handle it?

It’s never too late to join us in the Read Along!

All you have to do is sign up on the sign up post and either comment and put your two cents in or even make your own post about it!

Ways to participate:

  • Comment on the Read Along Post
  • Tweet about the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Post an Instagram pic of the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Make your own post using the Read Along graphic above (could be a review, discussion post, a top ten list, a book look, anything that deals with the book)
  • Did you read the book with us? In the rafflecopter link your Goodreads review!

Be as creative as you want! And for bonus entries in the giveaway below, participate in more than one way (but you can only enter 1 participation way per day per book)

The Giveaway!

If you’re signed up for the Read Along you can enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win 1 of 3 YA Contemporaries of your choice (up to $10 USD)! Giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stephanie
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On Fear Over Writing & Reading Diverse Books

On Fear Over Writing & Reading Diverse Books

Posted January 24, 2017 by Stephanie in Discussion / 0 Comments

Yesterday, I read an amazing post written by Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and it had to deal with people (teens for the most part) in the book community scared to share their opinions. Especially on Twitter and I totally understand what she was saying. I feel like in the past year or two, […]

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Lizzie’s Reading Goals of 2017

Lizzie’s Reading Goals of 2017

Posted January 6, 2017 by Lizzie in Discussion / 0 Comments

Happy New Year my book nerds! I hope you found yourself just as excited as I am for the New Year and new opportunities to grow and challenge yourself. Personally, I’m confident about what is to come this year. I’m going to be finishing my Bachelor’s Degree and graduating in December (!!!), traveling, doing my […]

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An Ode to TBR’s in January: Lizzianuary.

An Ode to TBR’s in January: Lizzianuary.

Posted January 1, 2017 by Lizzie in Discussion / 0 Comments

*ahem* In January, there leaves much time for reading: The Novice for fun, it doesn’t look too impeding, Tales for kicks,  it’s so big – my interest, I will never lose! But, how will I ever choose? Perhaps second , Queen of the Tearling for intrigue, Then next , The School for Good and Evil, in […]

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Book Talk: Gemina *SPOILER*

Book Talk: Gemina *SPOILER*

Posted November 10, 2016 by Lizzie in Discussion / 1 Comment

Holy moly you guys. HOLY MOLY.  I have so many feels about this book. I’m going to try and narrow them down just so I don’t dive too deep into any wormhole (pun intended) or lose my train of thought! This will be a very SPOILER FILLED discussion. So if you have not read this […]

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Why I Gravitate Towards Fantasy

Why I Gravitate Towards Fantasy

Posted October 5, 2016 by Emily in Discussion / 1 Comment

A few months ago, I wrote about why I thought I always gravitated towards reading series. Naturally, that post made me look over my entire book collection again. And I noticed something…I read a lot of fantasy. My shelves are overflowing with books detailing all sorts of worlds with any measure of characters. Then, I […]

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