Top Ten Tuesday

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is actually a freebie day, so after thinking long and hard about this, I decided a good list would be about something us all book-lovers use.

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Review: The Last Time We Were Us

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Book Review


26116496Title:
 The Last Time We Were Us

Author: Leah Konen

Series: N/A

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Publish Date: May 10th, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are getting invited to all the best parties, and with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July.

Local teen convict released early.

Jason Sullivan wasn’t supposed to come back from juvie. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd. Before he attacked Innis’s older brother, leaving Skip’s face burned and their town in shock.

“Everything is not what you think.”

Liz always found it hard to believe what they said about Jason, but all of Bonneville thinks he’s dangerous. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out?

“You’re the one person who believes in me.”

Leah Konen’s southern romance swelters with passion as it explores the devastating crush of lies, the delicate balance of power and perception, and one girl’s journey to find herself while uncovering the secrets of so many others.

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Discussion: Literature in the American School System

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Discussion

According to a variety of sources and international reports, American students are falling increasingly behind their international counterpoints with respect to education in the fields of math, science, and reading/writing (rhetoric).  Why is there such a disparity between children growing up in different countries?  Can this be attributed to each nation’s implemented school system?  Or even the modern generation’s increasingly prevalent fascination with gleaning a large amount of information in the shortest allotment of time?

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Waiting On Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday
Originally hosted over at Breaking the Spine

Hi everyone!

So I think I’m going to pick back up on this meme, as I like telling you what I’m looking forward to, and I enjoy hearing your feedback on what books you’re looking at.

So this week on my TBR Most Anticipated list is Strange the Dreamer by one of my all-time favorite authors: Laini Taylor.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday
The Broke and Bookish

Top Ten Reasons I Love Playlists Aimed at Books

  1.  They always remind you of a certain scene that makes you squeal and make other happy noises
  2. Sometimes the authors (bless these people) make their own playlists for books, which just lets us know what mood they were trying to establish in their stories
  3. Reading while listening to music just makes it almost even more picturesque in a movie sense
  4. Helps block out really annoying people, and if the book wasn’t enough of a warning to others, the headphones really tell everyone that you do NOT want to be bugged
  5. Gives stories a lot more depth. If you can hear how you feel and know the character is feeling the same way, it connects you even more to them
  6. The music makes it a lot more difficult to hear the sound of my sobbing while reading depressing books, which is always a plus
  7. It really widens your musical horizons, and for a music lover like me it’s always enjoyable to find new music!

Those are all the ones I could come up with. Do you guys like making your own playlists for books, or just characters you ship? What are some songs that fit some books perfectly?  Let me know!

Review: The Crown

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Book Review

The Crown (The Selection, #5)Title:
 The Crown

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection Series

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: May 3rd, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

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Review: Going Back

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Book Review13047090Title: Going Back

Author: Jennifer Young

Series: Going Back Series

Publisher: Smashwords

Publish Date: April 20th, 2016

Genres: New Adult, Romance

Feisty, redheaded, and fabulously rich student, Leona Castellano, is set upon returning to her Italian roots to put an old feud to bed. Her grandfather is dead, but his former enemy, Faustino Manfredi, seems determined the hostility should not die with him and turns his fury upon Leona.

When she becomes close to Faustino’s grandson, Nico, their romance strengthens Faustino’s vendetta and attracts the opposition of Leona’s parents, bringing Leona and Nico face to face with a terrible secret.

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Blogging 101: Cobloggers

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Are you thinking of inviting another blogger to join your site?  Are you not sure where to start or what you should be looking for?  Are you concerned about some of the issues that can arise from having multiple authors contributing to the same blog?

Here at Brewing Up Books, we’ve always had at least two full-time bloggers, as well as several highly overlooked part-time bloggers, such as our humor writer, Julia.  We’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way regarding finding cobloggers, establishing reasonable expectations for both yourself and your fellow cobloggers, and interacting with individuals who are 1,000+ miles away.

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Review: The Heir

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Book Review
The Heir (The Selection, #4)

Title: The Heir

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection Series

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: May 5th, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

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