Blog Tour: She Loves You [My Favorite Beatle]

Posted June 19, 2018 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Listicle, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: She Loves You [My Favorite Beatle]

Blog Tour: She Loves You [My Favorite Beatle]She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood
Published by Penguin Workshop on June 26th 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Historical, Children's
Pages: 256
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Best-selling author Ann Hood tells the story of a girl swept up in the heart of 1960s Beatlemania. Written in her signature prose, Hood weaves a tale of four misfit friends who set off to see the Beatles' final world tour, each harboring a secret hope. What emerges is a sincere and funny story of growing up, making unexpected connections, and following your dreams even as the world in front of you--and the world at large--is changing too fast.

The year is 1966. The Vietnam War rages overseas, the Beatles have catapulted into stardom, and twelve-year-old Rhode Island native Trudy Mixer is not thrilled with life. Her best friend, Michelle, has decided to become a cheerleader, everyone at school is now calling her Gertrude (her hated real name), and the gem of her middle school career, the Beatles fan club, has dwindled down to only three other members--the least popular kids at school. And at home, her workaholic father has become even more distant.

Determined to regain her social status and prove herself to her father, Trudy looks toward the biggest thing happening worldwide: the Beatles. She is set on seeing their final world tour in Boston at the end of the summer--and meeting her beloved Paul McCartney. So on a hot August day, unknown to their families, Trudy and crew set off on their journey, each of them with soaring hopes for what lies ahead.

My Favorite Beatle

There’s no doubt about it, I love The Beatles. I have ever since I was little. My parents grew up in the era of The Beatles and they passed down their love of the music to me. I’d say my top 3 Beatles songs would have to be: Here Comes The Sun, Hey Jude, and Blackbird. Which brings me to who my favorite Beatle is… George Harrison. Most people would automatically say John Lennon or Paul McCartney and while I love them.. George is my favorite. I think he became my favorite after I found out that he wrote Here Comes The Sun. And that song got me through some tough times. I suffered with depression during high school and for some reason Here Comes the Sun helped me out so much.

And then a few months after I turned 18, my dad died. He was suffering with his own demons and took his own life. And I went through some tough battles of dealing with the grief and again Here Comes the Sun shone a light in my life when it was at it’s darkest. And every time I hear Here Comes the Sun, I can’t help but think happy things and how even in your darkest moment there is a sun shining somewhere in your life. And I can’t be more grateful to have that song in my life and it’s all thanks to my boy George.

Here Comes The Sun

…for your listening pleasure <3

About the Author

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters MostThe Obituary WriterSomewhere Off the Coast of MaineThe Red Thread, and The Knitting Circle, as well as the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and chosen as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. She has won two Pushcart Prizes as well as a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, two Best American Food Writing Award, and a Best American Travel Writing award. A regular contributor to the New York Times, Hood’s short stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including PloughsharesTin HouseTravelerBon AppetitOMoreThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe Paris Review, and others. She is the editor of the anthologies Knitting Yarns: Writers Writing About KnittingKnitting Pearls: More Writers Writing About Knitting, and Providence Noir. Hood is also the author of books for children, including the middle-grade novel, How I Saved My Father (And Ruined Everything Else), and the ten-book Treasure Chest series for young readers. Her new memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up with Books, will be published in August. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City, and is married to the writer Michael Ruhlman.

Tour Schedule

June 18 – BookHounds YA – Favorite Beatle and why

June 19 – In Wonderland – Favorite Beatle

June 20 – It’s Just About Write – Author Guest Post: If it starts with the Beatles, what makes boy bands and the stories they inspire still so popular today all these decades later?

June 21 – Dotters Daughters Picks – Author Q&A

June 25 – Ms. Yingling Reads – Review

June 26 – Sweet Things – Review + Creative

June 27 – Book Nerds Across America – Favorite Boy Band

Let’s talk about it!

Stephanie
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Monthly Recap [February & March 2018]

Posted April 5, 2018 by Stephanie in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Monthly Recap

Okay, so… I’ve decided to revamp the monthly recaps because I wanted to add a little more stats to it. Let me know how you like this version of the recap. Let me know what you like to see in recaps!

Bookish Haul

I failed and didn’t take any IG photos in March. I’ve been swamped at work and my weekends have been fully booked.

  1. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena (#shelflovereads)
  2. To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (#shelflovecrate)
  3. Ink Iron & Glass by Gwendolyn Clare (#uppercasebox)
  4. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (#owlcrate)
  5. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Books Read (February)

Pages read: 1,390
Average rating: 3.875
Favorite book read in February: Renegades
Least favorite book read in February: The Matchmaker’s Playbook

Books Read (March)



Pages read: 3,279
Average rating: 3.59
Favorite book read in March: I’m going to go with my top two, which are the only 5 stars I had all month: Obsidio & The Hating Game!
Least favorite book read in March: More Than This

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What’s new in my life?

My new job has been very time consuming because we’re in one of our busy seasons. So, I’ve been stuck working overtime hours and it just kills my free time. However, even though I’ve been working like crazy… I’ve still managed to read the most books I’ve ever read in one month during March. Thank you audible and actually reading while laying in bed! 🙂 I’ve also managed to do a lot of writing with Dana in the past couple months. So much so, that we started a new project (which we’re planning on finishing the manuscript during this month’s Camp NaNo) and we entered the first 8k or 9k into a proposal submission call for Carina Press. March 22nd 2018 meant a lot to Dana and me. And we are hoping for good things! I officially have a walking 11 month old. She started walking at the beginning of March and now she’s practically running wherever she wants to go. And in just a few short weeks.. I will have a 1 year old. Where has the time gone?! Holy crap.

Bookstagram

I unfortunately didn’t post a whole lot if at all. 🙁 April will be better. Hopefully 🙂

 Potential April TBR

  1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  2. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Maybe Someone Like You by Stacy Wise
  4. Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  5. The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
  6. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
  7. The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander
  8. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  9. Final Draft by Riley Redgate
  10. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  11. Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn

Let’s Talk About It!

What happened with your March? What are you looking forward to in April? What books do you plan on reading in April? Do you put together a monthly recap? Leave a comment down below!

Stephanie
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Cover Reveal: Ways to Go

Cover Reveal: Ways to Go

Posted March 19, 2018 by Stephanie in book blitz, cover reveal, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Title: WAYS TO GO Author: Katrina Marie Genre: New Adult Romance Cover Designer: KP Designs ABOUT THE BOOK When Jake walked into the tattoo shop Life in Ink, he had no idea his life was about to change. This time for the better. After his girlfriend left him and decided to raise their daughter with […]

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Taking Chances Series: Cover ReReveal!

Taking Chances Series: Cover ReReveal!

Posted March 14, 2018 by Stephanie in book blitz, cover reveal, Spotlight / 0 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday [130]

Top Ten Tuesday [130]

Posted February 27, 2018 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. And now it is hosted by the lovely Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Books I Could Re-Read Forever **Book Covers are linked to the Goodreads […]

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Monthly Recap [January 2018]

Monthly Recap [January 2018]

Posted February 4, 2018 by Stephanie in TBR, Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Okay, so… I’ve decided to revamp the monthly recaps because I wanted to add a little more stats to it. Let me know how you like this version of the recap. Let me know what you like to see in recaps! Bookish Haul The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Owlcrate) Nothing Left to Burn by […]

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Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]

Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]

Posted January 17, 2018 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

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WoW [124]

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Posted January 17, 2018 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts So, today is going to be filled with all things Falling Kingdoms. Because even though I’ve only read the first 3 books, I am obsessed with this series […]

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Rebel Spring [Review]

Rebel Spring [Review]

Posted January 16, 2018 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts Holy crap, my friends. This was even better than the first one! It was so intense. Rebel Spring kept me on the edge of my seat from page 1. And by the time that I reached the ending, I understand why so many people dreaded the waiting game for the next book to […]

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Top Ten Tuesday [129]

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Posted January 16, 2018 by Stephanie in Meme / 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. And now it is hosted by the lovely Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Eight Bookish Resolutions/Goals Have a better reading year than 2017 The […]

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