Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Release: You Do You

Today we are celebrating the release of You Do You, the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, which has tackled a variety of topics since 2012 – including parenthood, relationships, and the cult of female perfection – all with a broad range of voices, from the cynical, to the ugly-cry, to the outright hilarious.

YOU DO YOU is a love-fest for the females in our lives. This is a book for anyone in middle school to middle age.

Purchase the book now:

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You Do You (I Just Want to Pee Alone Series Book 6)

Synopsis:

This year has shown us that the future is decidedly female. While raising daughters has perhaps never been simple, it is growing more complex by the day. In a parenting age that often tells young girls that they are somehow “less than,” one award-winning publisher decided to assemble a collection of voices to celebrate the girls in our lives. These are those stories.

You Do You is the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, which has tackled a variety of topics since 2012 – including parenthood, relationships, and the cult of female perfection – all with a broad range of voices, from the cynical, to the ugly-cry, to the outright hilarious. YOU DO YOU is a love-fest for the females in our lives. This is a book for anyone in middle school to middle age.

Add it to your TBR pile


Purchase the book now:

Purchase from Amazon | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo

Purchase it in Paperback

Featured Authors

Jen Mann (Editor)

Harper Kincaid (Contributor)

Miranda Raye (Contributor)

Jenn Belden (Contributor)

Mai Wen (Contributor)

Julia Arnold (Contributor)

Julia Bozza (Contributor)

Dana Aritonovich (Contributor)

Maddie Belden (Contributor)

Kim Bongiorno (Contributor)

Galit Breen (Contributor)

Abby Byrd (Contributor)

E.R. Catalano (Contributor)

Abigail Clark (Contributor)

Dorrit Corwin (Contributor)

Sarah Cottrell (Contributor)

Deva Dalporto (Contributor)

A.M. Dalporto (Contributor)

Whitney Dineen (Contributor)

Katy Farber (Contributor)

Mary Kay Jordan Fleming (Contributor)

Kim Forde (Contributor)

Leslie Gaar (Contributor)

Shya Gibbons(Contributor)

Monica Gokey (Contributor)

Alice Gomstyn (Contributor)

Tracy Hargen (Contributor)

Joy Hedding (Contributor)

Susanne Kerns (Contributor)

Catherine Kremer (Contributor)

Janel Mills (Contributor)

Moly Sandler (Contributor)

Katie Bingham Smith (Contributor)

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley (Contributor)

Katelyn Sullivan(Contributor)

Megan Sullivan (Contributor)

Julie Vick(Contributor)

Mandy Hoefert Waysman (Contributor)

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Official Blog Tour: The No-Good Nine

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Welcome to my stop on the No-Good Nine blog tour! I am so glad I got to be part of this tour! I’ve recently set out to read more middle-grade books, and I’m excited to share it with you!

The No-Good Nine

The No-Good Nine by John Bemelmans Marciano
5 out of 5 stars.

They’re mad, they’re bad, and they’re about to ruin Christmas!”

Book Description: No kids get coal in their stocking these days. Do you know why? It’s thanks to The No-Good Nine! Pittsburgh, 1931. When Peter awakens on Christmas morning to find his stocking full of coal, he is outraged. After he finds the Naughty List, which contains the names of some other children who received no gifts, he decides they should band together and journey to Santa’s workshop to plead their case, as well as play with the toys intended for the Nice children. The ragtag band of misfits sets out on a series of wild misadventures as they travel by train, truck, dog sled, and boat, encountering thieves and bootleggers, in order to reach the renowned Toy Factory only to accidentally burn it down. More slapstick capers follow before the No-Good Nine extricate themselves and set out to find their next great adventure.


I was sent a copy of The No-Good Nine by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Release date: October 16, 2018.

The No-Good Nine is one of those books that grabs you from the start, and all you can do is enjoy the ride! I loved reading this, and even as an adult I was easily able to enjoy this middle-grade book! It was fun to meet the cast of characters  with names like the Liar, the Brat, the Cruel, and so many more! The No-Good Nine once the ‘nine’ are introduced, they are soon presented with a problem that takes them all the way to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole. What they find isn’t what they expected at all, and I loved see the characters deal with problems and learn to get-along along the way.

 


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About the Author:

John Bemelmans Marciano collaborated with Sophie Blackall on the middle-grade novel The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield as well as on the Witches of Benevento series. Continuing his grandfather’s legacy, John wrote and illustrated Madeline at the White House, Madeline and the Old House in ParisMadeline and the Cats of Rome, and Madeline Says Merci.

 

 

Spotlight: Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1)

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Trickery

(Curse of the Gods #1)

by
Jaymin Eve (Goodreads Author),
Jane Washington (Goodreads Author)
Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.

At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.

Either way, she is in trouble.

This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 1 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series

Monday, October 15, 2018

My Monday

-Sigh- What a week. Well, it’s not been all bad, but it’s been busy, and messy, but productive I hope?

Well I’ve mentioned before about raising rabbits, well we’ve come to a decision to sell most of our current stock to do some house maintenance in the basement/garage where they live, and to build a better system for cages to streamline cleaning and feeding so my family (mostly my sister) can care for them while I go back to school. Oh yeah, I haven’t mentioned, I’m going back to school. I’ve found a place where I can study Wildlife Rehab and Wildlife Biology which is my dream job (aside from book related jobs! ;D)

But at what cost? It’s looking less and less likely that my family will be going on the mission trip to Jamaica next year, which honestly I expected would happen, but I would have loved to go. If we get another chance, I plan to really consider it, but it just isn’t practical right now. There are too many things that need worked on around the house and we really need to focus on that before doing anything else.

So I really want to start school next semester, but since we are having to pay my old school to release my transcripts and won’t be finished paying until February, I need to talk to the office of the new school and see what they suggest. Still I did what I could for now, and my mom plans to take me for a tour in the next few weeks.

So a lot’s going on, we are having to clean the house from top to bottom and get rid of anything we don’t need so that we can get the house repairs that we haven’t been able to afford before now that we have a little help dealing with the mounting bills and have a little money each month that we can save up. We still need to use it wisely, but it’s nice to finally be getting somewhere.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Boneless Mercies

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The Boneless Mercies

A dark standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory.

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life.

When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies’ one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.