Wednesday News: June 5

Wednesday News: June 5

This week I’ve got a few book release dates for you, because I know you’ll want to read pretty much every book on this list. These are all of the ones I could find, so don’t ask for any more please.

The Truth About Heartbreak

Jun 2
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This is Crazy

Jun 3
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Cinder and the Prince of Midnight

Jun 3
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When the Light Went Out

Jun 4
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If It Makes You Happy

Jun 4
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City of Girls

Jun 4
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Rebel Born

Jun 4
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The Beholder

Jun 4
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The Beyond

Jun 4
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The Bobcat

Jun 4
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The Summer We Lost Her

Jun 4
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The Two Week Arrangement

Jun 4
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Wild and Crooked

Jun 4
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Slay

Jun 4
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I'll Never Tell

Jun 4
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The Rest of the Story

Jun 4
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Virtually Yours

Jun 4
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Coldhearted Boss

Jun 6
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No. 1 Love

Jun 6
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Pretty Scars

Jun 6
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My Best Friend’s Ex

Jun 10
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Dream Sequence

Jun 11
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A Girl Like You

Jun 11
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Fix Her Up

Jun 11
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Kickin' It

Jun 11
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Mixed Signals

Jun 11
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More Than Anything

Jun 11
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One Minute Later

Jun 11
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Raphael Tillie Cole

Jun 11
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Recursion

Jun 11
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Rise

Jun 11
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Sordid Empire

Jun 11
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The Chai Factor

Jun 11
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The Edge of Us

Jun 11
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The Summer Guests

Jun 11
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The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Jun 11
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Vow of Sacrifice

Jun 11
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Waiting For Tom Hanks

Jun 11
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Man of the Year

Jun 11
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Mrs. Everything

Jun 11
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The Friend Zone

Jun 11
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Getting Played

Jun 11
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The First Mistake

Jun 11
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Naughty Stranger

Jun 11
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Sexy Filthy Boss

Jun 11
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Jersey Six Jewel E. Ann

Jun 13
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The Man I Need

Jun 13
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How to Say Goodbye

Jun 13
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Amazon CAOn the Rocks
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Kandi Steiner

Jun 13
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Brit DeMille

Jun 13
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Written With You

Jun 15
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Stay Tia Louise

Jun 16
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Parental Guidance

Jun 17
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The One

Jun 17
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A Story Like Ours

Jun 18
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Broken with You

Jun 18
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Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Jun 18
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Hooked

Jun 18
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Letters to Molly

Jun 18
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One Night at the Lake

Jun 18
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The Last House Guest

Jun 18
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The Lemon Sisters

Jun 18
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The Perfect Date

Jun 18
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Violent Ends

Jun 18
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Winter Flower

Jun 22
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iBooksBetween Us And Forever
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Dylan Allen

Jun 23
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Teardrop Shot

Jun 24
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iBooksIndefinite
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Corinne Michaels

Jun 24
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After the End

Jun 25
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Better Than the Best Plan

Jun 25
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Call It What You Want

Jun 25
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Dear Wife

Jun 25
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Girl Upside Down

Jun 25
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Gumiho

Jun 25
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Justified

Jun 25
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Never Fall in Love With a Rockstar

Jun 25
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Save the Date

Jun 25
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The Accidental Girlfriend

Jun 25
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The Orphan's Song

Jun 25
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The Virtue of Sin

Jun 25
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Seven Nights of Sin

Jun 25
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Once Upon a Bad Boy

Jun 25
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Deadlock

Jun 25
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Superfan

Jun 25
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Paranoid

Jun 25
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Stuck Up Kristie Leigh and Leddy Harper

Jun 27
GoodreadsThe Younger Man
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Karina Halle

Jun 27
GoodreadsFight Dirty
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Emily Goodwin

Jun 27
GoodreadsThe Marriage Pact
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Winter Renshaw

Jun 28
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Heartache and Hope Jay McLean

Jun 28
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Book News: April 16th

Book News: April 16th

As a writer, the Pullitzer Prize is one of the biggest honours someone can. There’s nothing that comes to mind that could be more of an honour except the Nobel Prize itself.

In a world full of awards for movies, tv shows, songs, and countless humanitarian awards, it seems like awards for books sort of get lost in all the noise.

This article by Book Marks talks about the 5 books that won 2019’s Pulitzer Prize in Arts and Letters.

If you call yourself a book lover you had better at least check them out. And you’re welcome for making your TBR list a little taller.

Find out the Pulitzer Prize winners here. 

Is there a Narnia prequel in the works?

Is there a Narnia prequel in the works?

So I’m sure most people know what Narnia is, and I’m sure everyone who knows what it is has some fond memories of reading the books or watching the movies.

Turns out there might be a new Narnia book coming out, one that is set before the books we already know and love.

Read the article here.

What do you think of the idea of a new Narnia book? In the world of remakes and redoing movies, is jumping on an already established world the worst thing you can do in the book world?

Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday News: March 13

Wednesday News: March 13

So usually for the weekly news update I find some article online that gives us some news on a book, author, or something in that field, but this week I have something a little different.

I’ve always had a love of books and reading, and had a dream of being an author. I remember there were a bunch of times as a kid where I would write out a short story or a small book in class instead of paying attention.

My books were often about knights or heroes of some sort, and usually were torn up or lost before anybody else read them.

I didn’t mind that, it was more of a personal quest. Write books of the heroes I want, going on the adventures I want.

I’ve sort of accepted that I won’t be some famous author. I won’t sell millions of copies of my books and be considered a ‘classic’ writer in my genre.

I still love writing though, and I would love to write a book, and I have been thinking about it a lot lately now that school is almost done.

My biggest problem was coming up with a subject matter and genre. Did I want to write about some heroes going on a fantasy adventure? A detective novel? Sci-fi?

I had no idea, but I knew I wanted to write a book on something that I knew I could write.

After much thinking, I came up with an idea. I’m not gonna tell you here until I’ve hashed out the details and know I am going to go through with this, but I guess this is my official announcement.

It is still in the works, but I plan on writing a book myself.

I hope you all are as excited as I am. I’m a bit scared at the same time, but I think it’ll be exciting once I start doing it.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some more information on it. It’s probably going to fill up the Wednesday News posts for the next few weeks.

Book Review: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a truly extraordinary Viking hero known throughout Vikingdom as “the Dragon Whisperer”…but it wasn’t always so. Travel back to the days when the mighty warrior was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventure as the small boy finds a better way to train his dragon and become a hero!

The third and final movie in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy came out over the weekend, so I figured it would be a good idea to give a review of the book that started it all.

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I read this book when I was a kid, obsessed with dragons and knights and everything magical and mystical.

I originally thought the movies were only based off of the first book, because I thought that there only was one book. I had no idea that there was a whole series about the How to Train Your Dragon world.

The movie was good, I saw it on the weekend, but I thought the book was good too.

I honestly don’t remember a good portion of the book, but from what I do remember it was a sort of “manual” of how to train a dragon, and the main character Hiccup had to do just that, with a dragon he later calls toothless, who he needs to pass the initiation for his Viking Tribe.

It’s a fun little book. I don’t remember ever reading a book where the dragon was considered a “pet” of sorts, but I thought How to Train Your Dragon took the idea and played off of it well.

If you’ve seen the movie but haven’t had a chance to read the book yet but plan on it, don’t get your hopes up too high. In this case the book and the movies are VERY different from each other, but in this case I’m actually okay with it.

The general premise is the same. A scrawny viking chief-to-be has to fit in with his culture and train a dragon but that’s basically where the similarities end.

Some characters have the same names, some dragons too, but the overall story is different.

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Usually I get upset because the movies ruin the books for the most part, but in this case I think the movies did a fantastic job at taking their source material and making it something new. I wouldn’t say the books are better per se, they’re just different.

Did you know How to Train Your Dragon was a book before it was a movie? Have you read it? Or if you’ve seen the movie I’d love to discuss the new movie in the comments, I really enjoyed it. 

Next week I’m gonna take a look at a book with different short stories in it, given to me by some wonderful authors. The book might be a little spooky, so I’m excited.

Book Review: D’Arnold finds a home by Teah Lytywn

Before I begin, I’m not entirely sure what the rules are for stating if a post is sponsored or not,and as much as this may sound like a sponsored review, I am receiving nothing from reviewing the following book. I purchased a copy of my own, and did not get anything in return for covering it. The reason I am covering it will be posted in the review. Thank you. 

Rating 4.5/5

Author/Illustrator: Teah Lytwyn

“Unloved and lonely, D’Arnold sets out to find the attention he desperately craves. After an accident causes him to lose his leg, D’Arnold is sure he’ll be alone forever. But with the help of some new friends, he’s able to move past the struggle to find the perfect home waiting for him.”

So last week I had hinted that I would be covering a book this week, which if you had figured it out was Harry Potter. I promise I will get around to it, but I’ve had a few books hit my radar that are more important to cover.

The program I am in for school has a requirement that students put on a year-long project. That can mean a lot of different things, but a number of students decided to write books, and I offered to review some of their books for them.

The first one we have is actually the first kid’s book that I’ve ever reviewed, and it’s called D’Arnold finds a home.

I’ve seen this book come from being just an idea to being finished and printed, but trust me, that’s not skewing my review at all.

It’s a cute little story about a dog, and we all know how awesome dogs are, am I right?

I know if I asked Teah if she considered herself an artist she’d probably laugh in my face before saying no, but she’s done a good job at using a simplistic art style effectively to portray her story.

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I think the simple art style fits the story very well.

What I found to be the best part of the book though is the story. Because it is based on the true story of D’Arnold, I found myself being that much more attached throughout the whole thing than I think I would have been if it were made up.

Not to spoil any of the book, but an animal losing a leg, or having some other physical handicap, isn’t something a lot of pet owners have to worry about, but it is a reality for some.

I honestly think that D’Arnold’s story is a great way to teach kids about taking care of animals, and about animals that might have some physical issues.

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Teah has done a good job at using the shorter story that comes with a kid’s book, and used it to tell a complete story, that keeps the reader’s attention the whole time and can teach them an important lesson.

If you or somebody you know might be interested in buying D’Arnold finds a home, whether it’s for your kids, or maybe a daycare your kids go to, feel free to reach out to me, I would be more than happy to pass her info along to you. 

Not sure what book is coming next week, but it will likely be another classmate’s story, so stay tuned!

Wednesday News: February 6

Wednesday News: February 6

Boy oh boy am I excited for today’s news!!

A few days ago I found out that there is a book coming out  from a series that I thought had been finished years ago.

There’s this really fantastic author, Marie Lu, who writes this fantastic series, Legend, which I had assumed was concluded with the third book of the trilogy.

Little did I know, she had a book 4 planned to come out October 2019.

This is definitely on my list to read, and can’t wait to read a Marie Lu book again!

Here’s a story that does a better job of explaining things than I do.

Marie Lu: Rebel

 

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