Sunday Stumper #13: Covers

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Sunday Stumper

We’ve decided to introduce a new weekly meme here at Brewing Up Books…Sunday Stumper! Each Sunday, we’ll be posting a literary based challenge, puzzle, game, etc. that can be downloaded on a computer, tablet, or smartphone (or even printed out). The following week, we will post the correct solution to the puzzle, along with a new one. You can complete the puzzle at your leisure throughout the week, and, if you manage to finish it, you can email it to us (brewingupbooks@gmail.com) for a chance to be featured! The first person to correctly complete the puzzle and email it to us will have their blog or Goodreads account featured on our sidebar and will also be mentioned in our Sunday Stumper post the following week.

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Review: Dorothy Must Die

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18053060Title: Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige

Series: Dorothy Must Die Series

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publish Date: April 1st, 2014

Genres: Adventure, Retellings, Young Adult

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

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Sunday Stumper #12: American Literature

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Sunday Stumper

We’ve decided to introduce a new weekly meme here at Brewing Up Books…Sunday Stumper! Each Sunday, we’ll be posting a literary based challenge, puzzle, game, etc. that can be downloaded on a computer, tablet, or smartphone (or even printed out). The following week, we will post the correct solution to the puzzle, along with a new one. You can complete the puzzle at your leisure throughout the week, and, if you manage to finish it, you can email it to us (brewingupbooks@gmail.com) for a chance to be featured! The first person to correctly complete the puzzle and email it to us will have their blog or Goodreads account featured on our sidebar and will also be mentioned in our Sunday Stumper post the following week.

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Review: The Hiding Place

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imageTitle: The Hiding Place

Author: Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherril

Series: None

Publisher: Batnam

Publish Date: October 1 1984

Genres: NonFiction, Biography

At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the Idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ever happened to her. She was an old-maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny Dutch house over their shop. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. However, with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, a story did ensue.

Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room and aiding their escape from the Nazis. For their help, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp. The Hiding Place is their story.

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It’s Been a While…..

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Hey everyone, no I’m not dead. I did not go on a three month trip in Europe or Asia. I was instead flooded with finals, reports, tests and who knows what. Olivia is a better time manager than I ever be, how she found time to post, I still don’t know So to catch up on a few things:Yes I did go to prom! I was set up, and he was really nice. He had never been to a prom so he was just as excited to go as I was. We both had a good time! Here is a picture of Olivia and I:

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Read a Spark: 5/17 – 8/8

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Read a Spark BasicIn honor of the release of the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride, I’ve gotten together with a few fellow readers for the 2015 Read a Spark.  This Read-A-Thon will be co-hosted by myself, Kathy from The Novelty of Life, and Cassandra from ccbooks66512 and kicks off today, May 18th.

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