Great Bookish News (3/7)

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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Great Bookish News (2/28)

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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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Erika Kelly’s Song Naming Contest!!!

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On February 14th we debuted the original song from Slater to Emmie from Erika Kelly‘s fabulous book, You Really Got Me. It was untitled and now’s your chance to show your creativity, and also have a chance to win an Amazon gift card and more!

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Music behind the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series by Debra Anastasia

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I am so thrilled to have Debra Anastasia on the blog today to discuss the music behind the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood. This is one of my absolute favorite series of all time.

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Blog Tour: Mended by Kim Karr with Review, Excerpt, Teasers and GIVEAWAY

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Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the Wilde Ones’ latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.

After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in pop music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.

Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all. 

When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance at reclaiming the powerful love they thought they had lost forever…. 

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For Love of Books and Music…

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Music is a very important part of my life. I practically live with my ipod attached at the hip, and panic attacks ensue when I happen to forget my ipod at home.. So when two of my passions, music and books unite? That’s my little piece of heaven right there.

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Sweet Saturday: Friendship, Forgiveness and Healing…

Happy Saturday peeps!

I had a rough week emotionally…we all have those at least now and then. The good news? That I’m getting through it. Sometimes when you’re in the middle of feeling hurt, or less than, or whatever it is you’re feeling that isn’t feeling good…it seems like you’ll feel that way forever. Happily, that just isn’t true. Time really does heal, and you begin to find your way back. At least that’s how it is for me. I’m the type of person who withdraws from others when things aren’t going well. That’s what I did this week. I withdrew and read. Reading also helps me heal because it takes my mind away from the bad stuff, so I’m not dwelling on it. I’ve said before that music is always like a soothing balm when I feel wounded. It might be the words that speak to me…it could be the instruments. I listened to a lot of different music this week as well. I’m really lucky in that I have some very good friends who reach out to me even when I withdraw…they check on me, and they let me know that I’m important to them…that I matter. . This Sweet Saturday post is dedicated to them…with love and gratitude. Lastly, to the person who caused the pain, and who didn’t reach out to say I’m sorry, who didn’t reach out at all…I forgive you. In the end…I think that helps me to heal most of all.

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Booking Through Thursday: Soundtrack

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Do you ever try to pair music with the book you’re reading? Do you ever try to pair music with the book you’re reading? Find mood music that fits with your story?

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Sweet Saturdays: Hope…

Sweet Saturdays

Everybody has their own way of dealing with stress, bad news, feeling sad…some people seek out a close friend, others a crowd. Me? I tend to withdraw and try to go it alone. It isn’t that I necessarily want to be alone, but rather that it’s hard for me to share that part of myself. I bury myself in a book, music, and in poetry. I’m fortunate that I have some very good friends that are able to “read” me well. They won’t let me isolate myself too long, and that’s a good thing.

Today I’m sharing a poem, and a couple of songs that I turn to when I’m not at my best. I tend to listen to sad songs when I’m feeling that way, and I’ve often been asked the question…doesn’t that just make you sadder? Nope…for some reason it doesn’t. It makes me feel less alone, less sad somehow, knowing that others have felt the same and survived it…

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