Friday, August 23, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Special thanks to Walden and Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me to participate in this tour!
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
WHAT'S THE STORY MCCOY? is an occasional meme that combines the awesomeness of The Story Siren's In My Mailbox with epicness of Tynga's Reviews, Stacking the Shelves.
How y'all doing this fine weekend? I'm very sorry for rushing through this vlog, I really didn't want to ramble too much, I still did, but I think I'm making progress! :)
That's my story this week, what's yours?
Special thanks to HarperCollins Canada, Simon and Schuster Canada, HarlequinTEEN, Raincoast Books, Entangled Teen and Montana from The Book Belles!
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Hey Everyone! Please join me in welcoming Darren Hynes to the blog today, for the next stop on the CREEPS blog tour!Creeps
By: Darren Hynes
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Order your copy here.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Fifteen-year-old Wayne Pumphrey wishes he were courageous enough to actually send the heartfelt letters he writes to friends and family. He also wishes his father would drive on the right side of the street, his mother would stop packing her suitcase to leave, and his sister would stop listening to Nickelback. But most of all, he wishes that Pete “The Meat” would let him walk to school in peace. After all, how many times can one person eat yellow snow?
Then one morning, while facing Pete and his posse, Wayne is rescued by Marjorie, the girl with a dead father and a mother who might as well be. Together, the two of them escape Pete’s relentless bullying by rehearsing for the school play, and an unlikely friendship is formed. As they grow ever closer to one another, they begin to dream of escape from their small town and restricted lives. But Pete now has plans for both of them—and after a moment of sudden violence, nothing will ever be the same again for Wayne, Marjorie, or Pete himself.
About the Author:
Darren was born in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, but grew up in Labrador City. For fifteen
Presently, Darren is enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing program at The University of
Guelph. He lives in Toronto and is working on his third novel.
Connect with Darren:
Author Guest Post: Overcoming Your Bully
I remember listening to an interview between UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre and Jian Ghomeshi on ‘Q’ several weeks ago in which George talked about being picked on as a young boy. He said that bullies tend to pick on victims who lack confidence and/or appear weak. Only after finding martial arts and self-discipline and confidence, Georges said, did the victimization stop. We all can’t be fighting champions of course, but I still think that the victims of bullying can stand up and overcome their bullies.
Thanks for stopping by Darren and sharing your thoughts on such a prevalent and sensitive topic.
Have you ever had a bully you had to overcome?
Friday, August 2, 2013
So there's this book coming out this fall, maybe you've heard of it...
Allegiant (Divergent #3)
By: Veronica Roth
Release Date: October 22nd/13.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
One choice will define you.
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
O yeah, and there's going to be a movie:
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