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Random Stuff on The Bookish Brunette

Holidaze Hammock

The awesome Sutton Shields is having a SUPER AWESOME and HUGE Christmas Giveaway! [from Sutton Shields website] It’s time for Holidaze Hammock’s first giveaway! Since this whole idea is based on the classic Bing Crosby film, Holiday Inn, it seems only right that our first Holly Hootenanny Giveaway be chock full of good, old-fashioned holiday fun!Continue Reading

Interview with Cole from Alice in Zombieland

Interview with Cole from Alice in Zombieland

I was lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with the sexiest zombie slayer this side of the UNIVERSE… I know right?? As IF you guys didn’t already know who I was referring to- Cole from Alice in Zombieland was gracious enough to let me drool all over him … undress him with my eyes  ask him aContinue Reading

Book Review: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

Book Review: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

  The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice Published: May 1999 by Plume (first published 1983) From Goodreads: From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. In the traditional folktale of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of aContinue Reading

Commence Obsessive Countdown

Commence Obsessive Countdown

I get obsessed about a lot of things, but nothing quite approaches my Halloween obsession. Like, my son was supposed to be born in early November, but I forced him out on Halloween through SHEER WILL because I wanted my kid to have a Halloween birthday. I also wanted him to quit giving my spineContinue Reading

Between Bookish Time Warp (4)

Between Bookish Time Warp (4)

Shhhhyea and only 3 days late… because I’m a rockstar like that. Between Bookish Time Warp is where Loretta @ Between the Pages & I shamelessly flaunt the other’s awesome all over the blogophere, flash any other super awesome posts, giveaways, or random whatever by other bloggers (or authors!) we’ve come across during the week,Continue Reading

Zombie Theory 101: Prions

Zombie Theory 101: Prions

Last week, I took a brief hiatus to swim, sunburn, and get a little reading in. You can imagine my surprise when not one but two books I read referenced prions: DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel has prion-zombies, and LOSERS IN SPACE by John Barnes has a brain destroying drug that affects prions. (And bothContinue Reading

Book Review: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

  Fever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #2) by Lauren DeStefano Published: 2/21/2012 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing From Goodreads: Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind. Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch overContinue Reading

Books If Only… Judging Book Covers

Books If Only… Judging Book Covers

To me book covers are VERY important. (no way right?) Because I am a visual person. I know we make light of the fact that we’re “cover whores” and whatnot. But it’s really much more than that. The saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” What? ← Then all covers should look likeContinue Reading

An Inside Look at First Round Edits

An Inside Look at First Round Edits

I’ll admit it: I still get a kick out of this whole publishing thing. I get an edit letter; I squeal. I get a cover; I squeal. I see it on a bookshelf; I squeal. I walk past random people on the street; I squeal and thrust signed bookmarks at them. I think you getContinue Reading

Married With Zombies Read-A-Long: Week 5

Married With Zombies Read-A-Long: Week 5

Married With Zombies Read-A-Long: Week 5 discussion questions by Missie @ The Unread Reader 1. In Chapter 21, David and Sarah venture into a grocery store to try to find some essentials. Show us a picture of the top three items you consider your essentials when you go shopping.          2. Sarah and DavidContinue Reading

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