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Welcome to Bookish News with Tamie and Elena. Check out the news that caught our eye this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Elena Reviews: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon + Εxcerpt + Giveaway

 

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If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story.

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NEW Release: The Law of Moses by AMY HARMON + Giveaway!

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Today is the release day of The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon and I’m so, so happy to be participating in its launch. I’ve gushed a lot in this blog about Amy Harmon and her Making Faces, so you know how much I love her writing. The Law of Moses is a life-altering book. It’s like those tiny boxes that contain the most beautiful jewelry. When you have it in your hands and open it you can’t but be in awe. I won’t say much about it yet, because I’ll review it 12/11, but it is a book you need to add to your TBR list. And it releases today, so that’s the perfect opportunity 😉

There’s also a great giveaway that you can enter. Check it out. 🙂

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Cover Reveal + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

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Today I’m very excited to be participating in the cover reveal of The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon. Amy is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Making Faces, and I can’t wait for The Law of Moses to be released!

The cover is stunning and I’m sure you will all love it!!! There’s also a great excerpt for you to enjoy. Check them out 🙂

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Blogiversary Blowout: Guest Post by Amy Harmon + Giveaway!

 

 

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I’m so happy that Amy Harmon is participitaing in our Blogiversary celebrations! She’s the NYT Bestselling Author of Making Faces, an unforgettable book that will forever stay in my heart.

Today Amy is telling us which scene SHE loves the most in the book and why…

Check it out. 🙂

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Elena’s Picks: Heart-melting Quotes of 2014 (so far)

 

 

Today I wanted to share some quotes from books I’ve read THIS year and that I can’t stop thinking about. Quotes that made me swoon, made my heart beat faster, gave me food for thought…Quotes that went straight to my Goodreads list.

Like I said these come from books I’ve read this year and that will end up on my favorite list of 2014.

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Ambrose Young from Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Hello everyone! You already know how much I love sharing my passion for my book boyfriends, right? 😉 So, today I’m talking about Ambrose Young from Making Faces by Amy Harmon. I read and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book (you can find my review here) and I can’t stop thinking about Ambrose!! You’ll fall head over heels in love with him…

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Elena Reviews: Making Faces by Amy Harmon

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Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She’d been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have…until he wasn’t beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl’s love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior’s love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

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Tell Me Something Tuesday with Elena: You and the Apocalypse…

 

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Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings.

This week’s topic: It’s the end of the world…what books do you grab to preserve for future readers?

Whoa…This week’s topic is very interesting and a bit scary I must confess. I have to be honest, though, and say that with everything that’s happening in the world nowadays, sometimes I do think the Apocalypse is nigh…Hopefully that’s not the case, but what books I’d decide to save if the end of the world happened upon us?

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