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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
It has been far too long since I've posted a writing challenge. Blame it on post-tour exhaustion, lots of napping, and a decent amount of blowing off work to frolic in Prospect Park! But I'm back on the blog and I expect you to be back at your computers, too. This month's challenge is about—what else?—Summer Lovin.' Yes Your challenge is to complete a 200-250 word submission that begins with or incorporates the following sentence: “The first time I saw Kyle, I was standing in between the Dunk-A-Dunce booth and the Hoop Hop, wrestling with a gigantic stuffed panda bear. Not the best way to make a good first impression." Please note that Kyle might be either a girl's name or a boy's name. And the submission can focus on a romantic entanglement, or it can just explore the brand-new friendships that often seem to sprout around June and wither away by Labor Day.Get writing! I'll expect your submissions by June 18. Remember to send them to laurenoliverbooks at gmail dot com.And in the meantime…happy summering!
Monday, June 6, 2011
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Sunday, June 5, 2011
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance
In the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the turmoil and rage at her mother since her parents' divorce. Sarah Dessen's novel about a teenager and her restaurant manager father captures the vulnerability that young people often experience after the dissolution of their family. A compelling story; strong characterization; and with a touch of romance.
Can't wait to read them :)
Friday, May 27, 2011
Q. How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?
Well it all depends on my mood and how much school work I have, but usually I read maybe two or three books a week. Uusally it's hardback,but depending on how many pages it is I'll read it on my Nook Color :D.
"What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"
Book to Movie adaptation that I really liked most would be....Harry Potter :D. They did a wonderful and excellent job on the series/gave the book justice except the 6th movie kinda lol
The one I disliked the most..I want to say Twilight but Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief takes the cake when I left the movie theater I was pissed. I payed 7.50 to see Percy Jackson and the missing Beads instead of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Theif.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Q. The Blogger Apocalypse made me a little emotional. What is the most emotional scene in a book that you have read lately?
To tell you the truth I haven't read anything in a while, besides Tiger's curse but so I guess I'm going to have to say that the last book that made me tear up would have to be Anna and the French Kiss and it's been a while since i've read that haha, but I kinda teared up on City of Fallen Angels for some strange reason o.0. I thik it was because my favorite book series is going down the drain :(.
"Are you going to Book Expo America (BEA) and/or the Book Blogger Convention (BBC) this year?"
Sadly No, even though I really want to. Why I'm not going? Because I'm pretty sure my parent's wont let me go to New York :(. plus I don't have the funds sadly. Maybe next year if I'm lucky I'll go since I'll be in college with a job.
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