Category: Events and Features

Awesome Indies: Invisible Shores by Oliver Kennett

Awesome Indies: Invisible Shores by Oliver Kennett

For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page Tell us about yourself I’m Ollie, I’m 35, I’m blind and I’m a writer. I have written several short stories in the genres of horror and paranormal erotica. Invisible Shores South America is my first full length novel and my first attempt at non-fiction writing. I’m currently working on a series of thrillers which I’m very excited about. I was bitten by a radioactive mole. What was the hardest part of writing this book? As this is my first attempt at writing a full length book, the hardest part was swallowing that mingled fear and self doubt which mountain climbers must feel before scaling Everest. Short stories are far easier and can be done in a morning, but keeping focus for a couple of months… That is hard. I struggle with a short attention span, I can become almost obsessive with projects and I have worked out the window is three weeks. As this book took several months, all told, over several years, I’m pretty chuffed that I reached the summit and was able to plan that most wonderful of flags on the final page, ‘The End’. What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? I enjoyed writing all of the book as it gave me the opportunity to return to South America and relive our adventures. […]

Posted November 18, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie / 0 Comments
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WoW: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

WoW: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

What I Love So this one is a little bit of a cheat. I admit, I’ve already read this but it doesn’t come out for months and I haven’t been hearing much about it. I will post my review in December but I wanted to start talking about it now. This book is really special. If you haven’t thought about it up until now, I’m urging you to take another look. It has bounty hunters and love and grief and truth. It’s one of the truest books I’ve read this year. I can’t wait to buy my finished copy. If this one isn’t on your radar, it needs to be!

Posted November 16, 2016 by Emily in WoW / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: 1

Top Ten Tuesday: 1

Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish 1. This is the newest book added to my TBR! I was cruising IG and came across a post by Uppercase and read in her comment thread that this was a Robin Hood, but with a female MC. My interest was piqued immediately! I absolutely love retellings and I can’t wait, even though it will be potentially for another 8 months for this one! 2. I heard about this books quite a few months ago and wanted to read it then. The pictures of the new ARCs reminded me that it was coming soon and I officially added it to Goodreads. Black Lives Matter is such an important movement right now and as a white woman I find it essential to read everything I can that will help me understand things that will open my eyes to others’ realities. I’m looking forward to this one. Hurry up February! 3. Wait for Me is by one of the Swanky 17’s author. I love historical fiction with a bit of romance, so when I read the description it was an immediate “Want to Read” for me. I also love reading and supporting debut authors, so it’s a win-win. 4. The cover of this book has caught my attention […]

Posted November 8, 2016 by Kendice in Events and Features, Top 10 / 1 Comment
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Introducing Kendice

Introducing Kendice

I always talk about how Book Blogging has brought so much to my life. I’ve gotten to read the best books and travel to conferences to meet authors and best of all, I’ve met the greatest people! I am constantly surprised by how lucky I am. It’s my supreme pleasure to introduce you all to Kendice. I started looking for someone to help me with some regular posts recently and it turned out that Kendice was looking for a blog to contribute to. It’s a perfect match!   Kendice is a mom and a teacher. She has a passion for diverse books that she can share with her students. I also love that Kendice and I have different taste in books! I think she is really going to expand my horizons by recommending me books that I wouldn’t normally read. This has already happened with Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. I can’t wait for her to start bringing her viewpoint in with reviews! Kendice will be contributing here on Emily Reads Everything about once a week. I’ll let her introduce herself. Hello fellow bibiophiles! My name is Kendice and I’m so excited to be here collaborating with Emily! I was lucky enough to meet Emily at ALA over the summer along with some other awesome bloggers/book nerds that have added so much to my life with their friendship! […]

Posted November 3, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 0 Comments
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WoW: My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

WoW: My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

What I love Everything about this book sounds fantastic! I’ve always been interested in the inner workings of serial killers or psychopaths. I think it stems from working with some very sick and disturbed kids over the years. I could tell you stories! The thought of a family member trying to control someone they believe is a psychopath is heart wrenching. Sociopaths are charming liars, skilled in manipulating everyone around them. Living with one has to be one of the most difficult lives imaginable. Just thinking about it chills me to the bone. This book sounds like a creepy psychological thriller that’s perfect to read right after Halloween! If the psychology of psychopaths interests you, check out The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson! Are you a fan of thrillers?

Posted November 2, 2016 by Emily in WoW / 4 Comments
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11/16 Bookstagram Roundup

11/16 Bookstagram Roundup

I had one month where the Bookstagram challenges were so helpful to me. I posted every day and I felt like my photography skills great by leaps and bounds. Then, in October, I had to travel quite a bit. I was gone and I have a whole laundry list of reasons why. I just didn’t do instagram as much as I wanted to this month. Luckily, with the new month comes new challenges. I have the opportunity to participate again and so do you! Enjoy the challenges! Here’s a few of my somewhat recent pictures at @emilyreadseverything   Hosted by @The Chocolate Book Club    Hosted by @Flipping Through Pages   Hosted by @MaliReads   Hosted by @ReadWithMikee and @PageWithaView   Hosted by @redrchl.reads and @theBookwyrmsTrove   Hosted by @ReadRepeat and @Libroslego   Hosted by @LitCounsellor   Hosted by @BecctheBookaholic   Hosted by @CommasandAmpersands

Posted October 30, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 6 Comments
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Awesome Indies: Ghost Maven by Tony Lee Moral

Awesome Indies: Ghost Maven by Tony Lee Moral

For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page Tell us about your book. 16 year old Alice Parker has just moved to Pacific Grove, California with her father and little sister, Sophie, after her mother’s passing. Deathly afraid of the water, Alice is determined to conquer her fear by getting involved with her high school Kayaking team. During one particular outing, a strange fog rolls in and Alice becomes disoriented and eventually thrown from her Kayak. Struggling to reach the surface, Alice begins to drown when a mysterious stranger rescues her. Against all rules, they begin to see each other. Thus begins an incredible journey and romance that transcends the boundaries of the fourth plane. If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it? Ghost Maven is the first book in a series featuring Alice and her ability to communicate with the after life and slay ghosts. In the next book, Alice begins to fully realize her powers and it will be a very exciting time for her, as her enemies in the first chapter seek vengeance. She will also continue her relationship with Henry and discover new and exciting things about him and what it means to be a ghost and to be human. How do you develop your plots and characters? I write a detailed synopsis of the book, breaking down […]

Posted October 28, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie / 0 Comments
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10/16 #BHPChat Wrap up

10/16 #BHPChat Wrap up

  Every month, I talk about how #BHPChat is my favorite day of the month, but it’s so true. It doesn’t matter what sort of drama or issues are going on in the community. I love how for one night, everyone comes together and celebrates each other. People share each other’s blog posts, they talk about who their friends are in the community and they always always make me smile. With whatever is going on in your life, be sure to check out #BHPChat on the last Tuesday of the month because it is always a huge and much emotional boost. I love you all! UNFORTUNATELY this wrap up is delayed due to technical difficulties. I will be updating it with my pics tomorrow. My router blew up tonight and I don’t have internet to finish it. Please console yourself with all these amazing blogs and I will update soon. Q1. Intro yourself, Blog/Booktube/Bookstagram & what you’re dressing up as for Halloween (or would if you had time/energy/interest) #BHPChat — Sarah K (@thebooktraveler) October 26, 2016 Q2: Are you a scary movie fan or a scaredy cat? What is your favorite Halloween movie? #BHPChat A2: I am a scaredy cat but I also love scary movies! I just have a rough time sleeping that night haha #BHPChat — 🎃Malice 😈 (@alicesbookvault) October 26, 2016 A2 : not the biggest […]

Posted October 26, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 0 Comments
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Storming the Castle

Storming the Castle

A mystery is unfolding over the course of the next six days. Do you have the nerve to to accept the challenge of solving the mystery. Who is the girl behind the blog? Follow all the stops to learn more and to see where the story will go!! Hosted by http://hauntedorchid.blogspot.com/ PART III As the five sat down, too intrigued to even consider leaving, a mysterious voice, unlike the first one, poured through the walls once more, “Excellent, my dears! So wonderful that you have decided to stay and see the investigation through to the end. Now, if you would be so kind as to read over the case details within the folders upon the tables.” As one, they grabbed a folder and began to read: Dear Sleuths, All we know of the missing is, well, rather vague as they were a shadowy member of the Society. But, we are duty bound to locate her, as our foundress, even though we know next to nothing about her. A love of mysteries and solving them; short, dark hair and eyes are all small characteristics that we know about her. Where she came from, in her words, “Everywhere and yet nowhere,” Last known location, here, at the Society’s castle; where we held our last meeting as we tried to….well that’s unimportant right now. As far as we knew, she was there and […]

Posted October 19, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Events and Features / 0 Comments
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Vicar Tribunal: Meet the Vicar Harvester

Vicar Tribunal: Meet the Vicar Harvester

by Elise Kova Harvesters, our illustrious Queen has announced the first ever Vicar Tribunal running from October 17-27. This is a time for the 5 guilds to come together in collaboration and partnership. Though we may have different specialties and interests, we are all alike in our service to Loom.  This is a time to celebrate our guilds, each other and most importantly, our august ruler.  Each of the Vicars will be introducing themselves to you this week. It is my hope that you will take the time to get to know them and their guild members. We have much to learn from each other. Join your guild.  Name: Emily Position: Vicar Harvester Why did you agree to be a Vicar when the Dragon Queen approached you? I was very cautious and hesitant when our Queen approached me. Being a Vicar is a huge responsibility to my guild and a commitment to my queen. I also felt inadequate. How could I live up to our Queen’s high expectations? However, I ultimately decided that she wouldn’t have put her faith in me if there wasn’t some merit. Every day, I strive to be worthy of this position and our Queen’s favor. What originally attracted you to your guild? I am a collector. Some might say that I like to hoard things I value. Not only do I like to hoard, but I am skilled at acquiring items. […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 0 Comments
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