Month: April 2015

TTT: Top Ten Inspiring Quote..

TTT: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish in which we answer a question posed by the hosts. This week: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from books, but I’ve only got 7 for you guys. My brain just drew a bit of a blank.  1. “A reader lives a thousand […]

April 14, 2015

OAAA Guest Post: Mindee Arne..

OAAA Guest Post: Mindee Arnett- 5 Things Writing Has Taught Me About Myself

Today’s OAAA author is Mindee Arnett. Her sci-fi duology Avalon and Polaris is perfect for fans of the TV show Firefly. Her trilogy, beginning with The Nightmare Affair, is awaiting the release of its last installment. Mindee has written a post about what writing has taught her about herself that I think is worth a read for […]

April 13, 2015
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SST Guest Post- Alice in Won..

Tell me about the process of writing a character. Do you live in the world until it’s done or can you turn it on and off? There are three main things I focus on when building a character: what they want (including what they don’t realize they want), voice, and secrets.   VOICE Usually voice […]

April 12, 2015

OAAA Interview: Kristen Simm..

OAAA Interview: Kristen Simmons on Article 5, Glass Arrow, and a new release!

It’s OAAA time again! Today I have a short interview with author Kristen Simmons. Her Article 5 trilogy captured many imaginations and her newest release, The Glass Arrow, has been circling the blogosphere. If you’re a fan of dystopians, her books are right up your alley! Please welcome Ohio author Kristen Simmons.  What are your favorite […]

April 12, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #39

Stacking the Shelves #39

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book haul meme hosted at Tynga’s Reviews. I’ve been taking advantage of birthday coupons this week, even though my birthday isn’t actually until the 20th so I’ve got a bunch of things this week. Three Blind Mice (BookMooch) The Raising (Goodwill) Dark Horizons (BAM) Princess of Thorns (BAM) Witness […]

April 11, 2015

OAAA Interview: Kristina McB..

OAAA Interview: Kristina McBride

Today’s OAAA is Kristina McBride, author of One Moment and Tension of Opposites. She doesn’t really have a green thumb, but that’s ok because she’s much better at writing anyway! Her newest book was supposed to be released from Egmont USA, but due to its closing is now an orphaned title. Let’s hope it finds […]

April 10, 2015

OAAA Interview: Vicki Leigh ..

Today on OAAA we have author Vickie Leigh! She has donated a copy of her book CATCH ME IF I FALL to the giveaway so check out that page to enter. Now on to the interview! 1. Why did you decide that you wanted to write this story?  For a long time, I struggled with […]

April 8, 2015

OAAA YA Review: Six Months L..

OAAA YA Review: Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards Release Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire 323 Pages Received: Bought at event Format: Paperback Rating: 4 Nuts Description: She has everything she’s ever wanted. But not her memory… When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is […]

April 7, 2015

TTT: Top Ten Characters You&..

TTT: Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish in which we answers a top ten topic posed by the host. This week: Ten characters I’d like to check in with. So basically, ten characters I want to know what happened to after their books ended. Katsa- Graceling by Kristin […]

April 7, 2015

OAAA Interview: Margaret Pet..

OAAA Interview: Margaret Peterson Haddix on PALACE OF LIES

Welcome to Ohio Author Appreciation in April! Today we have an interview with an author whom I have loved for a very long time but only recently realized was from Ohio. This author is well known for her The Missing and The Shadow Children series. She has also written tons of standalones including Double Identity and Running Out […]

April 6, 2015