Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Release Day Blitz | Dear Dwayne, With Love

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I am so excited that DEAR DWAYNE, WITH LOVE by Eliza Gordon is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Eliza Gordon, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for an awesome DEAR DWAYNE, WITH LOVE Prize Pack courtesy of Eliza and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.





Title: Dear Dwanye, With Love
Author: Eliza Gordon
Pub. Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 380
Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Find it: AmazonAudibleB&NTBDGoodreads

Wannabe actress Dani Steele’s résumé resembles a cautionary tale on how not to be famous. She’s pushing thirty and stuck in a dead-end insurance job, and her relationship status is holding at uncommitted. With unbearably perfect sisters and a mother who won’t let her forget it, Dani has two go-tos for consolation: maple scones and a blog in which she pours her heart out to her celebrity idol. He’s the man her father never was, no boyfriend will ever be—and not so impossible a dream as one might think. When Dani learns that he’s planning a fund-raising event where the winning amateur athlete gets a walk-on in his new film, she decides to trade pastries and self-doubt for running shoes and a sexy British trainer with adorable knees.

But when Dani’s plot takes an unexpected twist, she realizes that her happy ending might have to be improvised—and that proving herself to her idol isn’t half as important as proving something to herself.

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This is a work of fiction. While Dwayne Johnson p/k/a The Rock is a real person, events relating to him in the book are a product of the author’s imagination. Mr. Johnson is not affiliated with this book, and has not endorsed it or participated in any manner in connection with this book.



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review: The Outsiders

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Title: The OutsidersAuthor: S.E. Hinton
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: April 24, 1967
Source: Borrowed from School

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy New Year

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Happy Belated New Year, everyone!

Yeah... it's a typical Erin move for me to wish you all a happy new year almost ten days into the new year. What can I say? I'm a procrastinator. I'm working on that!

Anyway, let's get to talking about how I'm going to handle reading and blogging this year. Shall we?

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Street Team: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

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Title: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily
Author: Laura Creedle
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 26, 2017

When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger’s, she’s intrigued—Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn't hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful.

When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?

This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hey, Erin! Where Have You Been?

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Hi, everyone!

I know I haven't blogged or checked in with you for  a while, but for good reason. In August, I started a long-term teaching assignment. I was extremely busy reading and planning lessons for seventh graders, and boy... what an experience it was!

While I'm out of the classroom now, I'm hoping to find something long-term again. I've gone on three interviews in the past three weeks, and I'm finding a lot more opportunity now that I have that big experience on my resume. Who knows... next year might be the year I finally have my own classroom.

For now, I'm hoping to apply for more jobs, get substitute days in, start subbing at more schools, and just improve my resume. I'm also hoping to start reviewing again soon.

See you all soon!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blog Tour: The Cresswell Plot + GIVEAWAY

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Title: THE CRESSWELL PLOT Paperback
Author: Eliza Wass
Pub. Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Disney Press
Pages: 48
Formats: Paperback
Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads

The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty dark.Castella Cresswell and her five siblings-Hannan, Caspar, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem- know what it's like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father.

Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. But, at school, they're still the freaks they've always been to the outside world. Marked by their plain clothing. Unexplained bruising. Utter isolation from their classmates. That is, until Castley is forced to partner with the totally irritating, totally normal George Gray, who offers her a glimpse of a life filled with freedom and choice.

Castley's world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father's grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven. With time running out on all of their lives, Castley must expose the depth of her father's lies. The forest has buried the truth in darkness for far too long. Castley might be their last hope for salvation.