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url 2015-10-02 04:57
Banned books week
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House - Clive Barker,Neil Gaiman,Malcolm Jones III,Steve Parkhouse,Todd Klein,Chris Bachalo,Mike Dringenberg,Michael Zulli
Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories - Gilbert Hernández
Beloved - Toni Morrison
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
This Day in June - Gayle E Pitman
My Princess Boy - Cheryl Kilodavis,Suzanne DeSimone

Read some of the banned books on the list. 


Some parents objected to the book sexual contents, other parents and adults object because the books are LGBTI friendly.


In a world that we need to teach children diversity and respect, parents are teaching children the opposite because of their religious or personal bigotry. 


Following up reading.


Don’t Take the Freedom to Read for Granted


Seriously. I lived in a place where people crossed border just to buy banned books. So don't ever take that for granted. 

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url 2014-11-22 14:46
Blog Tour Stop for The Union by T.H. Hernandez with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Union BT


Today's tour stop is for The Union by T.H. Hernandez. It will include and excerpt , buy and book links as well as a great Giveaway. I also will include a list of the other great blogs taking part in this tour down below.


The Union 


The Union (The Union Series _1) by T.H.Hernandez


After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins.

Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.

When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself.

Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart.






Cyrus climbs up next to me, stretching out his legs in front of him, and leans back on his hands. “We’ll get you home, I promise.”

I lean my shoulder into his. “I know. I’m not worried.” I don’t want to tell him I’m not ready to leave, it’ll only lead to questions I don’t have answers to. Instead, I lie down and let the warmth of the rock penetrate my skin.

My mind wanders some more, and before long, I’m thinking out loud. “What you said the first night we talked – about fate – I still don’t buy there’s a master plan for my life, but I can’t see this experience as just a bump in the road anymore. When I get home, I want to find a way to help. Send money or something. There has to be more I can do.”

He stares out across the yard, and while I’m pretty sure he heard me, he doesn’t respond.

“What are you thinking?” I ask after a long stretch of silence.

“I…” He glances down at me, his pale eyes searching mine. “I think you’re here for a reason, even if you don’t. And…I’m glad you’re here.”

A fluttery sensation in the pit of my stomach that is both familiar and completely foreign unnerves me. I have an urge to put some distance between us, but I’m not ready to go back inside. Instead, I close my eyes to avoid looking into his. “Tell me about your family.” My eyes fly open and I stare up at him, horrified. “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have asked that.”

“No, it’s fine.” His mouth curves into a slow, sexy smile.

Damn, there’s that weird feeling again. I close my eyes to escape it and listen as he tells me about growing up with Lucien, his parents and younger siblings, Bartholomew and Penelope.

The next thing I’m aware of is Cyrus gently waking me. I sit up and look at him, disoriented. “Oh, God, I’m so sorry,” I mumble and run my hand through my hair. “I asked you to tell me about your family and then fell asleep.”

“Understandable.” A long pause fills the space between us before he continues. “I wanted to thank you for everything. I know the others already said something, but I wanted to thank you personally.”

I only did what any of them would do, so I just say, “You’re welcome.”

Author Bio


When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they're still figuring out life.

When I'm not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I'm obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.


Author Links:


Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram 




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Blog Tour Schedule:


November 18

Coffee Books & Art         Guest Post

101 Ways to Make Love to a Spoon        Excerpt

Her Book Thoughts                       Review

QueenMarkedBookOblivion       Review

Gaga Over Books                           Review

November 19

KindleObsessed                            Review

Reading Addict                Excerpt

Dirty Laundry Review     Review

Siren's Secret Spot          Excerpt

Sincerely, Annie                             Interview

November 20

mustreadbooksordie     Excerpt

Coffee Books & Art         Guest Post

The Readers Corner       Review

November 21

bookshores                      Review

Typical Distractions        Review

Word to Dreams                           Review

November 22

JeanzBookReadNReview             Dreamcast

Bibliophile Mystery                       Excerpt

SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews        Excerpt

People Like Books           Review

November 23

One Last Page Book Blog             Excerpt

Star-Crossed Book Blog               Review

The Caffeinated Booknerd          Excerpt

November 24

Book Reader Chronicles                             Review

Reading Away  The Days             Playlist

November 25

Addicted Souls                Review

Random Redheaded Ramblings Review

November 26

WiLoveBooks                   Excerpt

Tara! Let's Be Happy      Review

November 27

bookshelf dreaming       Review

Contagious Reads           Review

November 28

Ceres books world         Review

Books Need TLC                             Playlist

November 29

Behind Closed Covers    Review

Vera is Reading               Excerpt

November 30

LuLo Fangirl       Review

Book Lovin' Mamas        Review

December 1

Lis les Livres                     Excerpt

Mixed Emotions Book Blog         Interview

Sit Back And Get Cozy    Review

December 2

StarAngels Reviews        Review

InkBerry Books Review

Mixed Emotions Book Blog         Excerpt

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url 2014-08-18 13:36
From io9: Ten Classic YA Novels that would Make Awesome Movies
A Ring of Endless Light - Madeleine L'Engle
My Mother Was Never A Kid (Victoria Martin Trilogy) - Francine Pascal
Daughters of Eve - Lois Duncan
Chain Letter - Christopher Pike
The Grounding of Group 6 - Julian F. Thompson
Clive Barker's The Thief of Always - Kris Oprisko,Clive Barker,Gabriel Hernandez
The Girl Who Owned a City - O.T. Nelson
The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set - Lloyd Alexander
Have Space Suit—Will Travel - Robert A. Heinlein
House of Stairs - William Sleator

I've read only three of these books--Ring of Endless Light, Hanging Out with Cici (now renamed My Mother was Never a Kid, and Have Space Suit Will Travel, but I love each of them enough that I still have my original copies on my bookshelf. Many of the rest of the ten sound great too. From the io9 website article:


Fans have been waiting over 20 years for a movie version of Lois Lowry's The Giver, and we're finally getting one this weekend. But this isn't the only classic novel that's overdue for a movie adaptation. Here are 10 beloved YA novels that would make for incredible movies... and why they probably won't get adapted.


A note: All of these books will be spoiled.



Source: jaylia3.booklikes.com/post/959352/from-io9-ten-classic-ya-novels-that-would-make-awesome-movies
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