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#BHPChat Nov 2016 Wrap up

#BHPChat Nov 2016 Wrap up

We are celebrating our first year for #BHPChat! So we decided to make it a theme of FIRSTS. FIRST someone who knows who she is. Ok! #BHPChat in about an hour! I'm ready! But will still likely be 15 minutes late. Because of who I am as a person. — KenyaIsTheBossOfYou (@BookedUpBoss) November 30, 2016   Q1: FIRST, introduce yourself!  #BHPchat The theme tonight is FIRSTS Q1: FIRST, introduce yourself! #BHPchat — Emily (@Emren) November 30, 2016   Q2: What was your FIRST BLOG POST about? (Link if you’d like!) #BHPChat Extremely sappy post about how reading is the love of my life since the age of 3. #BHPChat (too embarrassed to link it 😳) https://t.co/mXjgnOg37y — Marcelina Meler (@Marsianomo) November 30, 2016 A2) I don't remember what my first post was but my first ARC review was of REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver #BHPChat — brittanysbookrambles (@bbookrambles) November 30, 2016 2. A post announcing my blog, what it is about, welcoming the readers. Half English, half my native language, so not gonna link lol #BHPchat https://t.co/1BrBipS8e6 — PUPUT (@Pupuutc) November 30, 2016 It was a Six of Crows review! I'm so embarrassed it was so bad 😂 https://t.co/djeiFxhagr #BHPChat https://t.co/YgjKQ4Aj1L — Sabrina❄️ (@omgbooksandmore) November 30, 2016 A2: My 1st ever post is an actual introduction to my book blog. It started out as a personal thing, though! https://t.co/FEDQRkbFJl #BHPChat […]

Posted November 30, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 7 Comments
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TTT: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

TTT: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

10 Contemporary Books to Buy to add Diversity to Your Bookshelf This book is so relevant to some of the social issues we’re facing in the United States today. I loved the dual perspectives because it made the story not just relatable, but easier to understand because I am white. I highly, highly recommend this one for all ages and races. . This is a middle grades book, but it is so good! If you have kids, are a teacher, or just want some insight on a tween boy who grew up under rough circumstances but found a positive outlet in running track, pick this up. . This is a heart wrenching kind of book. I enjoy a lot of true crime shows and have found myself watching documentaries on kids being accused of committing murder at  young age, so I was drawn to this one immediately. Mary is black and was accused at age 9 of killing a 3 month old baby and now after years of time in “baby jail” and a treacherous group home she finds out she’s pregnant. This book shows that sometimes the whole story isn’t told and you can’t always judge a person based on appearances. . I love this book so much. Definitely top 5 of 2016 for me. A mixture of fate, logic, and interracial love is just the beginning of […]

Posted November 29, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features, Top 10 / 9 Comments
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12/16 Bookstagram Round up

12/16 Bookstagram Round up

I love all the challenges this month! People have really outdone themselves. I always enjoy looking through all the challenges to pull together the round up. December is such a busy month. I hope I have time to participate! Which challenge are you planning on doing?   #hollyjollybooks16 hosted by @books_faith_love & @beauty.books  #jinglebookrock hosted by @bookishsteph1More, @pagesandcup, & @catebutler  #abookwormchristmas hosted by @betterwithabookinmyhand, @certified_fangirl63 @treehouseofbooks #grimdragon hosted by @grimdark_dad & @the_infinite_book_dragon #DecBookstagram Hosted by @Pagewithaview & @ReadwithMikee #Winterreaderland Hosted by caseyrosereads, staybookish and weasleyswizardingbooks #bexandbirdybookmas hosted by littlebirdybookworm & @bexnbooks #Yabestof2016 Hosted by @alittlecuriousreader, @_forevermint, @leavingthroughthepages, & @Meredith.Mara

Posted November 28, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 2 Comments
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Awesome Indies: Guest Post by Cheryl Carpinello

Awesome Indies: Guest Post by Cheryl Carpinello

For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page 5 Facts About Ancient Egypt You May Not Know by Cheryl Carpinello Since our visit to Egypt in 2008, I’d been researching and planning what eventually became my Tween/YA novel Sons of the Sphinx and also part of the companion historical short Tutankhamen Speaks. Here are just five of the many amazing facts I learned about Ancient Egypt. The Rosetta Stone The Rosetta Stone was discovered by Napoleon’s savants during the 1798-1801 campaign in Egypt. This stone, with the same message written three times in Greek, Demotic, and Hieroglyphs was instrumental in relearning how to pronounce the hieroglyphic symbols from Ancient Egypt. It was later captured by the British and now resides in the British Museum. I took this picture during our visit in September 2014. On the top of the stone are the hieroglyphs, in the middle the demotic script, and on the bottom the Greek. The Egyptian Museum Located in Cairo, Egypt, this museum houses the most amazing collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. The entire outside of the building is pink! I was unable to take my own picture of the museum because we were advised not to take cameras as the Tourist Police would seize them at the entrance. Some people did have their cameras taken and then had to pay to get them back!  […]

Posted November 25, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie / 0 Comments
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WoW: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

WoW: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

What I Love Who isn’t looking forward to this Mulan retelling? The icing on the cake is Renee Ahdieh being the author. The Wrath and the Dawn is enough for me to want to read anything she creates for this world. To steal a line from John Green’s TFIOS, I would read her grocery lists. I’m also always about badass women, especially when they’re being underestimated by men and it sounds like this is exactly the type of MC Mariko is going to be. All of that coupled with murder, betrayal, and undercover operations makes this a definite pre-order. I can’t wait for May!

Posted November 23, 2016 by Emily in WoW / 1 Comment
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