Book Title Dialogue #booktubeathon2016

Listen guys. I’m just really committed to making a fool of myself, okay? I played dress up for this one, even. The third challenge was the create a dialogue using book titles and I think I did pretty well for myself. As it turns out, reading a lot of fantasy means it’s pretty easy to put together a dialogue that makes sense if you’re willing to dress up in an old prom dress and put on a camo hat and have a conversation with yourself because you know no one in your family will go anywhere near this idea.

Book Location Recreation #booktubeathon2016

Welcome to challenge #2 for this years Booktubeathon! I really should have posted this yesterday but I forgot because I got it up really late. ANYWAYS! This is me trying to recreate the polar bear castle from The Golden Compass and basically it’s the worst thing in the world but at a certain point I just committed to making a fool out of myself. Now you get to “enjoy.” Have at it!

Booktubeathon 2016 TBR

Hey guys! At 9:30AM yesterday, Michaela said, “Want to participate in booktubeathon?” and I said, “Sure! When does it start?” and she said, “Midnight.” Now, here we are with a TBR video not only for me, not only for her but ALSO for the two of us AND Taylor! That’s right, even Taylor’s been dragged into this madness! We’re really excited to participate for the first time, even if we don’t think there is any way we’ll get through all seven books. Fingers crossed!

Interview + Giveaway with Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

Hey guys! Would you look at this – content on a Thursday. I might be slacking, but there are some great authors out there who are doing you guys justice! One such author is Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban, author of Two Moon Princess and the soon-to-be released The King in the Stone. Let’s meet her!

DSCN5574-e1457049581624-300x246I was born in Galicia (Northern Spain) and went to college in Madrid, where I finished my Ph.D. in Biology. For the next ten years, I worked as a researcher both in Madrid and at the University of Davis in California.

My writing career started when I came to live in Pennsylvania in the 1990s. Following my first sale, a magazine article on latex allergy, I published four books for Chelsea House (Facts on File): Heroin, Ritalin, Mad Cow Disease, and Lung Cancer.

My Young Adult novel Two Moon Princess, (the story of a discontented medieval princess, eager to live life on her own terms, who lands in modern day California) was published in 2007 by Tanglewood Press. It was recognized with the bronze award by the ForeWord Magazine in the Juvenile fiction category. It’s also available now as an e-book.

Two Moon Princess won first price in the 2015 Latino Book into Movie Awards, family and children category.

Immortal Love, a paranormal romance, (Crimson Romance, 2012) follows my adventures in search of a literary agent in a contemporary alternate world where the late Spanish poets Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and Federico García Lorca are immortals.

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Now, she’s here today to answer some questions about her upcoming novel, A King in the Stone. What’s this book about, you ask? Well, let me tell you!

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From the Notebook: Searching for the Joy in Reading

I’m here today to talk about something that you may have guessed: I haven’t been reading a lot recently. In the aftershock of having graduated from college, I’m just now beginning to realize that reading can be fun again. I’ve been struggling with this for a while now, but I think I’ve finally had my eureka moment! Here’s my explanation of what’s been going on and what I’m thinking now!

Review: “Rebel of the Sands” by Alwyn Hamilton

LOOKIE HERE! I’m back with an actual review today, in video form. This includes a shout out to the lovely MercuryCalling booktube channel for convincing me to buy this book in the first place. I wasn’t disappointed! Though I had my issues with it, I’m really excited for Alwyn Hamilton as a writer and the rest of this series!

From the Notebook: June 2016 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Back this week with my June wrap up, even though it’s a bit later than I wanted. I only read 5 books this month, and only 1 for my PopSugar challenge, BUT I’m 50% of the way there and on track for my 100 book overall Goodreads challenge goal!