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Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Delay on my Middle-Grade Madness Reading

Unfortunately while I was planning to have a review for Liesl & Po the book I am reading toward Tonyalee's Middle-Grade Madness out by May 4 that might not happen as quickly. A while ago, I had an unpleasant migraine attack which hasn't happened since 2005 and 2006.
An original idea of Tonyalee over at LilyBloomBooks

So this is going to impact how fast I can review and link up up for Middle-Grade Madness. This doesn't mean I am not participating. I am because I really want to. I'll just be taking longer to post up my review on here and linking up. 

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A blogger at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog for years. I Cassandra pride myself on finding the next hottest thing in Entertainment wherever it may hide: books, movies, music, you name it. Huge reader, anime watcher, and huge appreciator of TK from Ling tosite sigure music and Ling tosite sigure music. 

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's Saturday! Giveaway Hints #17

  • Amazon gift card giveaways: Over at The Blair Book Project a fun spin on the Blair Witch Project there is a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway going on in tandem for the release book blitz of The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver. Ends in less than 26 hours. Go enter fast.

Book Lover in Florida has a giveaway for a Gyft gift card good for using at plus various other stores. Ends May 13, 2016.

While Booktalk with Eileen has a $50 Amazon gift card and bracelet giveaway as part of the online book tour stop for Fatal Honor by Misty Evans. International giveaway and ends May 7, 2016.

Born to Read Books is having a giveaway for an Amazon Fire as well, in part to celebrate the online book tour of Something More than This by Barbie Bohrman. Ends May 8, 2016.

Friday, April 29, 2016

[Veteran Book Blogger Tips] Don't Worry about the Amount of Comments You Get

Whether denied or not, bloggers, all do crave comments for their blog but I'll tell you why that doesn't matter. You shouldn't care about that because a lot of the time and worry you put on that amounts to low quality comments that are at best superficial. And I don't know about you but I would rather get authentic, from the heart comments rather than simple comments like great post or looks great or nice post check out mine.

It's fine if people leave links or ways to get to their blog but along with that one would want their comments to be meaningful and not superficial.

That's why if you're a new blogger or someone who plans to be book blogging in the long run you should get used to not seeing comments on many of your posts. The faster you get used to this reality, the better, that way you wont ever lose drive or enthusiasm for blogging. Instead you should attempt to see this blogging thing as a way to bring benefit to your readers. Once you do that your readers will see the value of your blog and continue to visit thus attracting more traffic to your blog. Maybe even bring readers who comment, but remember. Comments are still not everything. It is the value you bring to others that matters.

About the blogger

A blogger at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog for years. I Cassandra pride myself on finding the next hottest thing in Entertainment wherever it may hide: books, movies, music, you name it. Huge reader, anime watcher, and huge appreciator of TK from Ling tosite sigure music and Ling tosite sigure music. 

Follow me on Twitter: BookLoverC

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Audio Book Review of The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger

A lifetime of friendship begins the day brothers Ed and Allard save Sarah from drowning in an icy river near their rural New Hampshire home. Though their paths diverge through the years, the connection between the three endures until a heartbreaking tragedy in the remote mountains of Wyoming forces Sarah and Allard to confront the unthinkable. In their grief, they find themselves on separate journeys that test the enduring bonds of their relationship and time’s unremitting power to heal. Poignant and transformative, The World as We Know It is subtle and heartrending—a love story of friendship, nature, and the surprising twists that can alter our destinies forever.

Recommended: Yes.

About The World As We Know It
Available as: Paperback $11.76 from, E-book $10.99 from Kindle's Edition             
Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
                                                             Paperback: 320 pgs.
PublishedOctober 11th 2011 by Gallery Books (first published June 7th 2011)

For This Review: *Paperback Copy Provided by the Publisher*

To listen to the audio book review please consider turning up the volume to better hear the audio. Other than that enjoy getting to know more about the book.

*This is a new re-worked version of my 2012 audio book review that unfortunately disappeared thanks to Houndbite an audio hosting site*


About the Author
Joseph Monninger has published eleven novels and three non-fiction books. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, Glamour, Playboy, Story, Fiction, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and Ellery Queen, among other publications. He has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. His young adult novel, Baby, was awarded the 2008 award for best children’s literature from the Peace Corps Writers. It was also chosen as a top ten book by YALSA, the American Library Association. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s’ Books awarded Hippie Chick, a young adult novel, a blue ribbon for a top book of 2008. 

Joseph Monninger grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and attended Temple University on a football scholarship. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso, from 1975-77. He has been a licensed New Hampshire Fishing Guide and has fly-fished from New Zealand to Wyoming’s Wind River Range. He lives with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Justin, in a converted barn near New Hampshire’s Baker River. For several years his family competed in the New England Sled Dog sprint races and ran a small sled dog business in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Laika and Willow, two sled dogs, live in happy retirement with them. 


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