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2015 Diversity Reading Challenge Books Young Adult

The Adventures of Isabelle by Nicole Cutts @SuccessDoc

I have a friend, who kicks BUTT.  She has a PhD in awesomeness and she is a success coach. She’s coached me for years, which isn’t easy, I tell ya, but she perseveres nonetheless. DOCTOR NICOLE CUTTS. Besides running small countries, Dr. Cutts runs a success coaching business called Vision Quest Retreats.   At VQR Doc helps us women open up a can of whoop ass on our lives to become Even More Awesome (EMA).

One of the ways women can become EMA is to go on a heroine’s quest. It’s kinda like a hero’s quest except that, hey, we’re chicks and we don’t need heroes to rescue us.

Did you hear that?

We don’t need heroes to rescue us from our dilemmas.

And that’s the premise of Doc’s book: The Adventures of Isabelle: The Embryo Goddess and the Morpho

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Now don’t let the spacey title fool you. There may be a few cosmic references, but it’s not too trip hoppy. Princess Isabelle is born and through a series of events learns that she must go on a quest, a heroine’s quest. So she packs her horsie and her trusty pooch to seek her future.

Now where have you heard that premise before? Lots of places, right? Young women go on quests all the time but they’re usually in search of true love, or some kind of romantic gobbledy gook like that. Heck, even Katniss kicked ass but was all goofy eyed over Gale and Peeta Bread. Like many of us, Doc wanted to see a different kind of heroine.

Doc shows us that girls don’t hafta compromise. I can’t wait to follow Princess Isabelle’s adventures.

Wanna be EMA (even more awesome)? Grab this book and tweet her.

Now get out there and be EMA!!

 

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Self Published Authors Wanted!

Self Published Authors Wanted!

Are  you a self published author? Have you written a great book, novel, short story, novella, or picture book and want to tell the world about it?

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The answer is: on a blog just like this!  More and more readers trust book bloggers as a source of finding their next great read. They like us and as a result trust our judgement based on shared interests.  It’s kind of like the alliance Katniss and Peeta form with other champions in the Quarter Quell, without the menacing monkeys.  Readers who come to An Unconventional Librarian like middle grade, Young Adult, and children’s books.

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Blogging from A to Z: I Need Allies like Katniss #atozchallenge

I need Allies!

Friends, I need your help. Actually, I need your alliances.  Just like Katniss makes alliances in Catching Fire, I need a team of allies on my side.  You might know, I’m a member of the Blogging from A to Z team, see the post here, and for this great challenge to be successful I will need some help to get the job done.

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Here’s the deal, like Catching Fire, we will be part of a team who will work together to get things done and to survive.  Unlike Catching Fire, there is no Quarter Quell, no one gets eaten by feral animals, gets electrocuted, or drowns.  As the Unconventional Alliance, you will help me keep up with my duties with the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, make a few friends (allies), and consume large quantities of cake.  I was a helper last year and it was incredibly fun to see the inner workings of a spaceship giant blog hop like Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Want to be part of the Unconventional Alliance? Here are the requirements:

  • Be willing to participate in the Challenge in April
  • Can carve out extra time to help with the Challenge late March through April
  • Know how to use Google + (or be super willing to learn, stat!)
  • Keen sense of humor and ability to take whatever comes without freaking out (unlike Katniss)

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Young Adult

In the #CatchingFire Race, I’m Team GALE

In the #CatchingFire Race, I’m Team GALE

It’s no secret that I love young adult (YA) books. Right now, I think they’re the best stuff out there.  I’ll choose a YA over adult anytime.  Picture books trump all, however, but that’s another post.

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I’m sure many of you are as excited as I am to FINALLY FINALLY watch the much anticipated followup to The Hunger Games!  While many of you were tucked in your jim jams, my super secret movie crew and I braved the crowds and fought our way into opening night showing: on  a school night!

I will not provide any spoilers but I will say this: IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT.  WORTH IT.  Even though I’m on my 65th cup of coffee right now, because I stayed up way past my bedtime, Hollywood delivered.  To be sure, there were some changes from the book (as always) but I felt that Hollywood kept the spirit of the story alive.

Even now more than ever, I am Team Gale.  Regardless of what you think of Peeta (he is a nice boy.  too nice), Gale is THE MAN.  No -matter that is brother is THOR. Gale is a man’s man who protects Katniss’ family even when most men would have been like “what the what?” after seeing his woman kiss another man on the big screen.  Would someone please send GALE into the Hunger Games so we can get it done right?

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Naturally, I’ve reviewed this series.  Check out my other posts:

As you can see, I’m crazy about the series.  Or just crazy! I’d love to hear what team you’re on or your thoughts on anything Hunger Games!

May the odds be ever in your favor

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