Saturday, February 23, 2013

Something for the Young (and young at heart)!

I love to read and write.  Anything that promotes young people to read and write I am 150% for it!
Today while reading a blog I follow, IceyBooks : 

In one of the comments I saw this link, and look what I found.


I think this is great!  A way to learn and have fun at the same time.
Also to meet people who like what you like.
So if you are a teen, why don't you hope over and check it out.
You will even have a chance to win your entry!

This is the schedule they have:

The keynote address by Newbery Winning Author Shannon Hale will be free for anyone to watch. It will be on March, 16th, 2013 at 9 a.m. MST. A subscription to the Live Broadcast costs $4.99 and includes the following:

9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.—Writers Cubed: Welcome

9:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.—Keynote by Newbery Award winner Shannon Hale (Princess Academy)

10 a.m to 10:45 a.m.—Tyler Whitesides (Janitors) Class: Imagine and Create.

10:55 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.—Janette Rallison (My Fair Godmother) Class: Bad dialogue can kill a story.

12:50 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.—NYT bestseller Kiersten White (Paranormalcy) Class: Plot Like a Villain.

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.—J. Scott Savage (Farworld) Class: Finding Your Voice.

2:50 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.—Journey to Publication Panel: Tess Hilmo, J. Scott Savage, Cindy Bennett

3:35 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.—NYT bestseller Aprilynne Pike (Wings) Class: World-building is the invisible foundation to your book.

4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.—Writers Cubed: Winner of the First Chapter Contest and closing remarks

It really sounds interesting!


You adults out, there do not worry, it is open to adults too, everyone is welcome.  

Here is the site to check it out!

Hay I might even see you there if I do not have to work!

Aj 
books@fortheloveofalicesfamily.com

Friday, February 22, 2013

Great Giveaway!

Here is a great giveaway, why don't you check it out!


It is being thrown by Bookworms Avenue YA Reviews!

You can chose one of these books if you win!


And than you can join me for the 

2013 Standalone Reading Challenge



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Now I found this at The Book Owl, check it out this blog is very good!

Aj
books@fortheloveofalicesfamily.com


Note:  Sorry forgot to answer question!  The question is  

Q: We always talk about books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?


Now that is a loaded question, most of the books I give away are to children (I believe the earlier they read the better.)  At Christmas alone I gave over 10 books as gifts, one was "Scooby Do" sorry but the rest were all Christmas stories.  There were 3 books I bought that I bought 2 of each (and gave away one set and kept the other) Liked them so much wanted a copy of each for myself!  (plus there are stories in them I have never heard of before)
They are: 
100 Classic Storie

 50 Bedtime Stories

 and Classic Animal Stories

Have read some of the stories but only read when need a distraction from the books so not thinking of one book while reading another (use romance novel the same way)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WoW Waiting on Wednesday! Incognito


Okay I know Jill put a book not yet published but today I want to put a book I really want to find!

Many years ago I read a book, I believe it was called "Incognito" which was originally written in french.  I had the book for a few years and tried to read several times, but could not get into it.  One day I picked it up and couldn't not stop reading. (Guess I was ready to read it!)  

I was a fantastic book, and I would like to read it again now.  The problem is I no longer have the book or know who the author was.  It took place around I believe WW2 (or 1 - it has been over 30 years since I read it) The one thing that really sticks in my mind is at the end it said that the book was true but because of the nature of the book it would more than likely be classified as fiction and written in another language (The main language was to be German I believe but translated to french)  I loved this about the book because it made you think that the story was real and not fiction.  

If you have read this book can you please tell me who the author is, so I can get it again, I really would love to read it again now that I am older.




What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate?  Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link by clicking the above icon!  I don't think that the here will work but you can try if you want.


1.Giselle @ Xpresso Reads106.Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor211.JCs Book Haven
2.Jaime@ Two Chicks On Books107.Mel@thedailyprophecy212.Christina @ Allodoxophobia
3.Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit108.Tina Says213.Bree @ Coffee Bean Bookshelf
4.SQT @ Fantasy Lovin' Reviews109.Read, Breathe, Read (YA)214.Rachel Writes Things
5.Kim & Cyn @ Book Munchies110.Millie @ Millie D's Words215.Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile
6.Hayley G @ Booking It With Hayley G111.Lisa @ Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews216.Tam @ Baileys AndBooks
7.Danny @ Bewitched Boowkworms112.Anis @ Met in Eleven217.The Irish Banana Review
8.Merin @ Read and Reviewed113.Julie @ Manga Maniac Cafe218.Annie @ Tar Heel Bibliobabe
9.Margie @ Bumbles and Fairy- Tales114.Lisa @ Lost in Literature219.El @ So Bookalicious
10.Kimberly @ Turning the Pages115.Jessica @ Book Sake220.Kelley @ Another Novel Read
11.Traci @ The Reading Geek116.ODell @ Book Twirps221.Ashley @ Book Labyrinth
12.Aman@ Enticed by Books117.Treasured Tales for Young Adults222.Amber @ Bookwhirlwind
13.Jenni @ Alluring Reads118.Diana@Bookventurers223.Cat @ Addicted2Heroines
14.Deidra @ Simply Books.119.Jen @ The Starry-Eyed Revue224.Ciara @ Lost at Midnight
15.Chey @ The Hollow Cupboards120.Jessie Marie @ The Daily Bookmark225.Melody @ Adventures in Bookland
16.sonya @ sonythebooklover121.Katie & Krisha @ Inkk Reviews226.Book Hounds
17.Monica @ A Southern Girls Bookshelf122.Hafsah @ IceyBooks227.Book Hounds YA
18.YA Bliss123.Carina @ Fictional Distraction228.Daniela @ The Cozy Armchair
19.Sabina @ Delirious About Books124.Fi @ Bookish Outsider229.Clementine @ Early Nerd Special
20.Jess @ Gone with the Words125.Jenea @ Books Live Forever230.Shortskie @ Rondo of a Possible World
21.Richa @ City of Books126.Fara @ Tumbling In Books231.For Those About to Read (YA)
22.Books of Amber (YA)127.Lolita @ Lola's Reviews232.Blythe @ Finding Bliss in Books
23.Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads128.YA Novelties233.Megan (Simply Books)
24.Joana @ The Boundless Book List129.Brenda@proseandkahn234.Darlene@ Peeking Between the Pages
25.Tracey @ YA Book Addict130.Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!235.A Book Obsession..
26.Dani C @ Paulette's Papers131.Diane@BibliophilebytheSea236.Amanda @ i solemnly swear
27.Kai @ Amaterasu Reads132.Libby Blog237.Sarah @ YA Love
28.Steph @ Poetry to Prose133.Christy @TheReader Bee238.Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books
29.Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts134.Liberty Ann @ Sniffer Walk Books239.Michelle @ In Libris Veritas
30.Cleo @ Booklopedia135.Bob @ Beauty in Ruins240.On My Bookshelf
31.Brad @ BookYAReview136.Emz @ Icy Cold Reads241.Samantha @ Reading- AndCoffee
32.Kat @ Wit and Sin137.Wickedly Delicious Book Blog242.Halee and Haylie @ Confessions of a Book Addict
33.Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews138.Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction243.Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy
34.Laurel- Rain @Story Corner139.Nadia @ Life of A Total Book Nerd244.The Autumn Review
35.Bec @ Ransom Reads140.Harlie's Books by Liberty Ann245.Go Flash Go
36.Andrea @ The Bookish Babe141.Lucy @KRWLucy246.Ellen @ Always YA at Heart
37.Adriana @ Reading Fictional142.Jen @ Jenuine Cupcakes247.paige @ all we have is stories
38.Eric @ Frodo's Blog of Randomness143.Jennifer @ Book Den248.Megan @ The Book Asylum
39.Naiche @ The Book Girl Reads144.Dina @ All The Stacks249.Erika @ Living for the Books
40.Janhvi & Sarika @ The Readdicts145.Suzanne @ Off the Page250.Surrounded by Books Reviews
41.Joli @ Actin' Up with Books146.Becky @ A Reader's Devotion251.Casey @ brokenxbookworm
42.Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf147.Christina @ BookTasty252.Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase (@OverstuffedBook)
43.sara @ ramblings of a booknerd148.Erika @ Rescue Reads253.Cana Elene @ Place of Reads
44.Christina @ A Reader of Fictions149.Michelle @ These Words Tell a Story254.Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart
45.Faye @ The Social Potato150.Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts255.Mary @ Travels with Mary
46.Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings151.Petra @ Petras Bokblogg256.Cathy @ Addicted to Books
47.Shaheen @ Speculating on Spec Fic152.Kaitlyn @ The Bookworm257.Bailey @ IB Book Blogging
48.Lisa & Kelly @Book Mark Belles153.Meg @ A Bookish Affair258.Jess@ FueledbyFiction
49.Lindy@ A Bookish Escape154.Alicia's Wednesday Read259.Eli @ Eli to the nth
50.Christin @ Portrait of a Book155.Liza @ Reading with ABC260.Chelsea Maya @ Books Turn Brains
51.Ellen @ Elle-Osophy156.Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot261.Christine @Buckling Bookshelves
52.Raina @The LUV'NV157.Laura @ My Sexy Escapes262.Vicky @ Scorching book reviews (Adult Blog)
53.Tash @ Confessions From Romaholics158.Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy263.Jessica @ Read My Breath Away
54.Aseel Naji @ My Crazy Book Obsession159.Kendal @Kinx's Book Nook264.Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time
55.Axie @ Books are Bread (YA)160.Kristin@ Blood,Sweat, and Books265.Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits
56.Gizmos Reviews161.Anna @ Anna Reads266.Amanda @ Books & Band- aids
57.Rae (The Book Hoarder)162.Ashley @The Quiet Concert267.Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook
58.Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal163.Gin @Addicted to Words268.Lea @ YA Book Queen
59.Sandra@ Rather barefoot than bookless164.Emily @ Read Your Bookcase269.Christina T @ Reading Extensively
60.Debra's Book Cafe165.sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books270.Skye @ Skye's Scribblings
61.Nazish @ Nazish Reads166.Cynthia@A Blog about Nothing271.Jessica Lee @ A Midsummer Night's Read
62.Becky @ Stories & Sweeties167.Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf272.tributebooksmama
63.The Twins Read168.Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours273.Lisa @ writing stuff and nonsence
64.Jessica@a GREAT read169.Jessica @ Peace Love Books274.Kristina @ Ever and Ever Sight
65.Julie @ Books and Insomnia170.Alison @ aalisun reads and writes275.Tara @ Fiction Folio
66.Rebecca @ Lyrical Letters171.Michelle Shouts Random276.Cecelia @ Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
67.Megan@ The Book Babe172.Michaniya @ Finally Accepting Me277.Michael @ The Bookshelf Review
68.Marti @ The Story Behind the Book Cover173.Karissa's Reading Review278.Sarah @ Literary Meanderings
69.Nikki @ Books Most Wanted174.Rie @ Mission to Read279.Lily @ Lily Pond Reads
70.Night Readings175.Joli @ Actin' Up with Books280.Candace's Book Blog
71.Debby @ Snuggly Oranges176.Kristen's Book Nook281.Kim @ Quintessentially Bookish - Beautiful Creatures
72.Kat @ The Aussie Zombie177.Diayll @ Mother/Gamer/ Writer282.Joy @ Books and Life
73.Abbi@ Christian Novels178.Kelly @ Radiant Shadows283.Justine
74.Jessica @ *Booked Up!*179.Beth @ Free Spirit Books284.Megan @ A Trail of Books
75.Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada180.Arianna @ Wandering Librarians285.Bluestocking
76.Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs181.Maria@ Queen of the Night Reviews286.Isabel @ Sab The Book Eater
77.beth @ YA Vixens182.Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives287.Nevaeh
78.Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray183.Christina @ Confessions of a Book Addict288.Kimberly @ Love YA Books
79.Cricket@ Little Library Muse184.Courtney @ Fuzzy. Coffee.Books289.Ankita @Booklok Coffee
80.Tanja & Glass @ Ja ─Ź itam, a ti?185.Octavia @ Read. Sleep. Repeat.com290.Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination
81.Carina @ Carina's Books186.Amy @ Book Loving Mom291.Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
82.Lucy @ The Reading Date187.Stephanie @ Bookfever292.Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle
83.Luna's Little Library188.Amy's Book Den293.Henrietta @ Leisure Reads
84.Lindsay @ Me on Books189.Patrick @ The Bookshelves294.Jamie @ Miss Bookaholic
85.Helene @ Helene's World of Books190.Em @ A Beautiful Madness295.Jude @In Between
86.Claire @ Claire Reads191.Talk Supe296.Kate @ Midnight Book Girl
87.Christianna @ The White Unicorn192.jaime @ Fic Fare297.Kacii @ The Kooky Bookworm
88.Annabelle @ Sparkles and Lightning193.Meaghan @ Feeling a Little Bookish298.Holly @ Bookish Musings
89.Laura @Bookish Treasures194.Kathy @ A Glass of Wine299.Shayna @ Bibliophilia: A Love Story
90.Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads195.Anna@ Books to Brighten your Mood300.Tiffany @ Book Cover Justice
91.Melissa @ Sweet Treats and Thrilling Tales196.Catherine @ bookclublibrarian301.Debz @ Debz Bookshelf
92.KM @ One Page at a Time197.Katie @ Blook Girl302.Kathy @ Ms. Martin Teaches Media
93.Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm198.Sam @ SIK Book Reviews303.Kathy @ Inside of a Dog
94.Louisse @ The Soul Sisters199.Amber @ Fall Into Books304.Tiffa @ The BritishBook Nerd
95.Nomi’s Paranormal Palace200.Rachel @ Rachel Reads305.Christine @ Rainy Day Reads
96.Patty @ Patty's Book Corner201.Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads306.Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
97.Laura @ Blame it on the Rain202.Shane @ Itching for Books307.Marie @ Marie Loves Books
98.Jess& Donna @ Book Passion For Life203.The Book Monsters308.Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea
99.Zenia @ The Obsessive Reader204.Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth309.Carrie @wvredreads
100.J.D. Brown205.Brandi @ Blkosiner's Book Blog310.Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews
101.Sio & Des @ Totally Bookalicious206.Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know311.Jenn @ I Read Good
102.Emma and Anoeska @ Boekenzee207.Kristen (BookNAround)312.Megan @ Books i View
103.Rashika @ The Book Owl208.Ashley @ A Girl in Bookland313.Aj
104.Vivienne @Serendipity Reviews209.Holly @ Words Fueled by Love314.You're next!
105.Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor210.Emily @ Falling For YA  

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