Category: Event

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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2017 Steampunk Reading Challenge Signups!

2017 Steampunk Reading Challenge Signups!

Posted December 6, 2016 by Stephanie in Challenge, Event / 11 Comments

We’re back and attempting to do the Steampunk Reading Challenge again! Katrina @ Bookish Things and More and I have made some improvements/changes making this challenge a little more lax than before. So, if you want to challenge yourself to read a little more Steampunk this year, sign up! There will be giveaways every quarter! […]

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BEA 2016 Recap

BEA 2016 Recap

Posted May 16, 2016 by Stephanie in BEA, Event / 5 Comments

So, if you saw the post from Wednesday about BEA and what I’d like to snag if it was there, I’m happy to tell you that I was able to grab 6/9 books I posted about. I did not see Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge and both Heartless and 738 Days was there […]

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BEA 2016 Post

BEA 2016 Post

Posted May 11, 2016 by Stephanie in BEA, Event / 2 Comments

So, today starts BEA. I am not there today, but I will be there tomorrow and Friday. I will have some scheduled posts throughout the next few days, but I’m sorry if it is sparse around here for the next week. Are any of you going to BEA this year? What are you hoping to […]

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Bout of Books 16: Goals & Updates

Bout of Books 16: Goals & Updates

Posted May 8, 2016 by Stephanie in Event, Readathon / 1 Comment

Tomorrow starts the Bout of Books 16 Read-a-thon and I am super excited! This is the post that I will be sharing my goals and my updates. So, I will keep on updating this post throughout the week! I think I will do great this round because it is also May Clean Sweep, so that’s […]

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The Luck of the Bookish (Emily)

The Luck of the Bookish (Emily)

Posted March 15, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Event / 2 Comments

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, the girls and I thought it would be fun to put on a little mini-series of posts. Basically, we are here to answer one very pressing question: if you knew that the Leprechaun at the end of the rainbow was holding one book: ARC, published, special edition, signed, […]

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The Luck of the Bookish (Stephanie)

The Luck of the Bookish (Stephanie)

Posted March 12, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Event / 2 Comments

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, the girls and I thought it would be fun to put on a little mini-series of posts. Basically, we are here to answer one very pressing question: if you knew that the Leprechaun at the end of the rainbow was holding one book: ARC, published, special edition, signed, […]

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