Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blog Tour: And We're Off

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Title: And We're Off
Author: Dana Schwartz
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date:  May 2, 2017
Copy Provided by Penguin Random House

Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in!

Unfortunately, Nora's mother, Alice, is less than thrilled about the trip. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge

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Hey, everyone! Today I've got a different kind of post for you, so if you're a parent, aunt, uncle, or elementary or middle school teacher, pay attention! This is all for your kids and the amazing talent they already have within their brains!

Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge is here to bring out the creative writer in kids aged 5-12!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Librarian

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Hey, everyone! I've got a special surprise for you today!

Today, Christy Sloat and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for The Librarian, which releases June 17, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover after the jump and enter to win some awesome swag!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Review: The Names They Gaves Us

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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Source: ARC from Bloomsbury

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Reading Challenge Update: April 2017

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Hey, everyone, and Happy May Day! Unfortunately for me, there wasn't any spring celebration today, but we did get a huge thunderstorm, and some funnel clouds were spotted in the area. Cool, huh?

Anyway, if you're new to The Hardcover Lover, I try to keep my readers updated with the reading challenges I'm participating in through a monthly update - The Hardcover Lover's Reading Challenge Update. I've been pretty busy lately, and haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to my reading challenges, but I do have a small update for you this month...

And So The Adventure Begins | Erin Condren Life Planner Review

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Okay... so I usually don't stray too far away from book blogging, but today, I wanted to share with you, my lovely readers, my newest obsession - The Erin Condren Life Planner.

Yes, I know it's not exactly bookish, but I have been using this planner to not only keep track of life but to also keep track of my blogging ideas and needs. So technically, this could be considered a bookish post...