Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Blog Tour & GIFs For THE NOVEMBER GIRL By Lydia Kang

The November Girl 
 Lydia Kang
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.
Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there’s no one here but me. And now him.
Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I’m half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can’t protect him from the storms coming for us.

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5 to 7 GIFs telling the story along with comments by author

The world building in The November Girl was easy—because it’s contemporary and it’s already exists! 

The book takes place on Isle Royale, on Lake Superior. But the hard thing was—I’d never been there. 

So there was a flurry of research, Google Earth perusing, book buying, and image hunting that I had to do to learn all about the area, the weather, the transportation, and what life was like on the island. Once I’d had a really good grasp, and I could literally see and feel my way around the island in my mind—then I wrote it. 

Months later, I found a local who frequented the Island and could beta read the facts about the island for me, and then—finally—in August of 2016, I got to visit! It was breathtaking. So unspoiled, so lush and wild and beautiful. 

And to top it all off? I was so sick on that trip. I’d gotten a terrible cold, and I felt just like Hector on that island (who gets sick in the book as well). It was kind of perfect!

Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children.

·         Three (3) The November Girl Swag Packs. 

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