Friday, October 17, 2014

Inspired Fridays: Baked Parmesan Mushrooms




Inspired Fridays is a weekley meme hosted by us @ Inkk

 We love crafting and Pinterest just as much as we love books, so why not combine the two! 

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You don't have to actually craft anything to "be inspired". Show us something you maybe have done, want to try, or even a cool looking book nook or library, Whatever inspires you! Happy Weekend! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Tell Me My Name & Slam


StoryTime is a tri-annual event created by Glass House Press.  All proceeds from the StoryTime events will be donated to SDDAS Spirit Fund, anonprofit society dedicated to giving homeless animals the medical care they need. For more information, visit their website at sddac.com/donations.asp.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspired Fridays: Crocheted Scarfs




Inspired Fridays is a weekley meme hosted by us @ Inkk

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You don't have to actually craft anything to "be inspired". Show us something you maybe have done, want to try, or even a cool looking book nook or library, Whatever inspires you! Happy Weekend! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cover Reveal : Gears of Brass ~ A Steampunk Anthology




A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.  

Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.  

Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path. 








GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills.  It will be available for purchase on November 10, 2014.  Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets.  

                    Meet the authors:                    

Jordan Elizabeth writes young adult fantasy for Curiosity Quills, including ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW which was published in October and the upcoming TREASURE DARKLY; she’s represented by the Belcastro Agency.
J. Million is the author of Last of the Giants and can always be found reading or writing. 
Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is a professional storyteller and author of several books including, Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell, Breadline Blue, Legends Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York, and Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories and Activities for At-Risk Youth Programming.
SA Larsen is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary and is the author of published short stories, community-interest stories, and magazine articles focused on children. 
Grant Eagar is an Engineer who would take the tales he told his children at bed time, and transform them into fantasy stories. 
Clare Weze is the author of The House of Ash (forthcoming) and the co-author and editor of Cloudscapes over the Lune.
Eliza Tilton: gamer, writer and lover of dark chocolate; author of the YA Fantasy, BROKEN FOREST, published by Curiosity Quills Press.


Heather Talty's stories have been featured in Enchanted Conversation, as well as her own fractured fairy tale site, Mythopoetical (www.Beatrixcottonpants.com).



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You can get your steampunk fix before GEARS OF BRASS is released in November.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of GEARS OF BRASS, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper (#insert link) to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  The drawing for the winner will be held on October 27th.  


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Friday, October 3, 2014

REVIEW: The Messenger by Lois Lowry ( Giver #3 )

The Messenger by Lois Lowry 

Publication date: Aug 22, 2006 

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Source: Bought Kindle Version

169 Pages

The Giver Quartet #3

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 


"Messenger" is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller "The Giver, " now a major motion picture.
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

                    My Thoughts                   


I originally had issues with the second book in the series The Gathering Blue. While originally I felt that it came out of nowhere, I can now see and appreciate how everything is connected.

I was worried after reading The Gathering Blue that the rest of the series would not be as good or addicting as the The Giver was, but I was wrong.  The Messenger was great! Matt who was a secondary character in The Gathering Blue is now the Main character in The Messenger. The Messenger shows his life with the Seer ( Kira's father ) in the other village where Jonas is the leader. Matty is the only one who can travel through the forrest, and must do so one last time to bring Kira to the village.  

At this point I still wasn't sure how all this would come back and tie into Jonas and Gabe's story, but The Messenger was a much easier read than the previous book in the series and Jonas played a bigger role. 

Inspired Fridays: Chocolate Pumpkin Bars




Inspired Fridays is a weekley meme hosted by us @ Inkk

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Banned Book Week 2014



Happy Banned book week ! So many books each year get challenged for their controversial topics. Here are the top 10 banned books for 2013.

 Have you read any of this past years banned beauties ? I of course have read The Hunger Games and I have seen The Perks of being a Wallflower.


Want to know how scandalous your reading list is? 

Click here to take this quiz and find out !!