Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Matinee




Today's Saturday matinee is:


Racing Stripes











What are you watching this weekend?


Friday, April 29, 2016

Wizards, Witches, and Muggles, Oh My!




Wizards, Witches, and Muggles, Oh My!

The votes are in, and in a remarkable landslide, J.K. Rowling has been identified as the top author of Reader’s Legacy! To celebrate Ms. Rowling’s literary triumph, we looked into our Goblet of Fire and pulled these out 10 magical phrases; sure to guarantee any Potterhead the Hogwarts acceptance letter they’ve been waiting for!

1. “It’s no good crying over spilt potion.” – Meaning there is no use in worrying about events that have already taken place, and that cannot be undone.

2. “In the name of Merlin.” – An expression of bewilderment. EX: “What in the name of Merlin, are you doing?”

3. “Like bowtuckles on doxy eggs.” – Meaning to stick to someone or something, incredibly close. Used in a sentence, “She took to potions like bowtuckles on doxyeggs.”

4. “I’ll take Cadogan’s Pony.” – Meaning to make light of a dark situation.

5. “The fire’s lit but the cauldron’s empty.” – Meaning someone seemingly functions in a proper manner, but is actually socially inept.

6. “The tip of the dungheap.” – Synonymous to the muggle idiom, ‘Tip of the Iceberg’, it symbolizes a smaller piece of a larger picture.

7. “To have a hairy heart.” – Meaning, someone bitter. To have a cold and unforgiving way about you.

8. “Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.” – Meaning to not plan on anything expected to happen in the future, as said to Harry Potter by Dumbledore in ‘The Half-Blood Prince’.

9. “Hanged for a dragon as an egg.” – A larger punishment for a minor offence in order to bring the point across stronger to the offender.

10. “Time is Galleons.” – Meaning, time is money.

As an added perk of Reader’s Legacy’s Rowling celebration, we will be holding a special 20% off sale for each of her novels from April 25th to April 30th – ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling. 
The sale not only celebrates J.K. Rowling, but was also brings attention for a special grant program we have created in order to give away 1 million physical books in support of literacy programs! Spreading a love of books, and ending illiteracy around the world is 100% possible, and with the help of reader’s on the site, we believe will be one step closer to achieving that goal! Get in on this sale HERE: https://www.readerslegacy.com/jkrowling/



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: McGrave's Hotel by Steve Bryant with Giveaway

 
Welcome to the cover reveal for
McGrave's Hotel by Steve Bryant
presented by Month9Books!
Be on the look out for this upcoming title!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
McGraves Hotel FINAL eBook Feb 29 2016
 
It’s 1936, and nearly twelve-year-old JAMES ELLIOTT is a bellhop at McGrave’s Hotel, there a year since the night his parents died while on a spy mission into Nazi Germany.
JAMES craves a goodbye message from his parents, but is distracted by troublesome guests who require his help.
Assistance with locating a missing and priceless mummy, wrangling mutant spiders, and attaching the head of a bridegroom is just the kind of hospitality guests have come to expect while at McGrave’s hotel where guests are dying to check in.
But over the course of one frightful evening, James will team with Death’s daughter to fight Nazi sympathizers, monsters, and the undead in this riveting, deathly, historical adventure story unlike any you’ve read before.
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McGrave's Hotel by Steve Bryant Publication Date: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
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Steve Bryant is a new novelist, but a veteran author of books of card tricks. He founded a monthly internet magazine for magicians containing news, reviews, magic tricks, humor, and fiction, and he frequently contributes biographical cover articles to the country’s two leading magic journals. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Literary Must-Haves for Book Lovers




Literary Must-Haves for Book Lovers
Do you read past your bed time?  Find yourself begging, “Just one more chapter!”?  Have an emotional break down when your favorite character dies?
 
Then say it loud and say it proud: I LIKE BIG BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE!
Here is a list of must-have pieces for every literature lover.


1. Harry Potter



Represent your Potter pride with this tank.





Cozy up with your favorite Quidditch player. 






Just in case Hogwarts starts delivering their acceptance letters via text.

***Attention Harry Potter Lovers: In honor of J.K. Rowling being named the Top Followed Author on Reader’s Legacy in 2015 we’re holding a 1 week sale on ALL of her books. From April 25th-30th, 2016 any Rowling book is 20% off AND double the LitCoins will be loaded into your account just for purchasing. Click the link to check out this limited time offer! ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling***



2. The Hunger Games



Get this bracelet and may the odds be ever in your favor. 





Let’s be honest, Seneca Crane’s beard is the real winner of the Hunger Games. 





But what do we do about the tracker jackers? 



3. Lord of the Rings


The one fire pit to rule them all.




You’ll love these leggings like a hobbit loves second breakfast.



4. Alice in Wonderland

Now you can go to Wonderland every night. Bedspread.




“I’m not crazy. My reality is just different from yours.” -Cheshire Cat.


5. To Kill a Mockingbird




…and stick it in my awesome tote, thanks.



6. Sherlock Holmes



Nothing says ‘high-functioning sociopath’ like these Baker St. cuff links.





*ring ring* Detective Holmes, is that you?


7. The Great Gatsby




Why Daisy Buchanan, you are simply radiant tonight!



Ain’t no party like a Gatsby party because a Gatsby party don’t stop until two people are dead and everyone is disillusioned with the jazz age as a whole.


8. The Chronicles of Narnia




So how does it work if you keep your map of Narnia in your wardrobe? Do you fall into Narnia when you go to put it on? Narnia-ception.




Three cheers for The Great Lion!



9. Pride and Prejudice




Is it just us, or did Mr. Darcy give you unrealistic expectations of love too?





Never leave home without your Jane Austen!


This wisdom from the 18th century still holds.


10. Where the Wild Things Are



I think they’re hiding in your hair!





Capture the wild side of parenting with this matching set.


And for all of the book lovers that can’t choose just one novel to rep!



How’s THAT for a full-fandom?


You other readers can’t deny; when a book walks in with a good plot base and a big spine in your face you get sprung!




Deep breathe in. Ahhhhh books!


As an added perk of Reader’s Legacy’s Rowling celebration, we will be holding a special 20% off sale for each of her novels from April 25th to April 30th – ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling. 
The sale not only celebrates J.K. Rowling, but was also brings attention for a special grant program we have created in order to give away 1 million physical books in support of literacy programs! Spreading a love of books, and ending illiteracy around the world is 100% possible, and with the help of reader’s on the site, we believe will be one step closer to achieving that goal! https://www.readerslegacy.com/jkrowling/










Tuesday, April 26, 2016

5 Must-Read Books for Harry Potter Fans





5 Must-Read Books for Harry Potter Fans

Harry Potter is one of the most popular book series ever written!
Its whimsical characters and magical adventures have captured the hearts of millions. If you’re a Potter Maniac, you probably think that no story can compare those of the mystifying Hogwarts and the boy with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead. But have you read these spellbinding masterpieces?
***Attention Harry Potter Lovers: In honor of J.K. Rowling being named the Top Followed Author on Reader’s Legacy in 2015 we’re holding a 1 week sale on ALL of her books. From April 25th-30th, 2016 any Rowling book is 20% off AND double the LitCoins will be loaded into your account just for purchasing. Click the link to check out this limited time offer! ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling***


 
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – http://bit.ly/1NygYMp

Like Harry Potter, this series comes in 7 installments and features a secret world full of wonders, its magical inhabitants, and the child-heroes who must save it from destruction.







2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – http://bit.ly/1VeZwof

A prequel to the famed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, this delightful classic takes readers far from reality as it follows a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins on an unexpected and perilous quest to help his friends reclaim their home, which has been taken over by a gold-loving dragon.






3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – http://bit.ly/1qCCSJj

Told in 3 parts, this is the story of Bilbo Baggins’s nephew Frodo who, with the help of some unlikely allies, must travel to the ends of the earth to destroy an ancient ring, before its evil power brings his world to ruin.





4. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – http://bit.ly/1YDW3NQ

This endearing story tells of an imaginative young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a world full of whimsical (and more-than-slightly backwards) characters, where nothing is practical and anything is possible. Alice and her topsy-turvy friends return in the sequel, Through the Looking Glass (http://bit.ly/1rcoVmm).





5. The Inheritance Series (Eragon) by Christopher Paolini – http://bit.ly/1WbUnfs

4 fantastic novels tell what happens when a farm boy named Eragon finds a mysterious dragon egg, it hatches, and his life is eternally changed as he becomes the last known Dragon Rider…and the primary target of a rising evil empire.








These are just some of the countless wonderful fantasy novels out there. By expanding your literary horizons you will gain a deeper love of reading, and acquire a tasteful appreciation for other authors/genres – even ones that may not be your favorite. Check out these books, or one of your own finding, and tell us what you think!

The sale not only celebrates J.K. Rowling, but was also brings attention for a special grant program we have created in order to give away 1 million physical books in support of literacy programs! Spreading a love of books, and ending illiteracy around the world is 100% possible, and with the help of reader’s on the site, we believe will be one step closer to achieving that goal! Get in on this sale HERE.
As an added perk of Reader’s Legacy’s Rowling celebration, we will be holding a special 20% off sale for each of her novels from April 25th to April 30th –ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage Book Tour

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About the Book

ameliacoverTitle: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage
Author: Evonne Blanchard
Genre: Children’s Book / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help. His sister is very sick. The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune. With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest. More items are needed to buy the crystal. But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens. Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Author Bio

Evonne PhotoEvonne Blanchard was born and raised in England. She has also studied and worked in France. She met her husband, an American whilst they were both volunteering at a children’s orphanage in Guatemala.
She resides in the North Shore (Boston, Massachusetts) with her husband and their two daughters, Lydia and Gwendolyn. Other additions to the household include a naughty dog called Lola, a lovely cat called Arthur, two hamsters (which they are careful to keep out of the cat’s clutches) and lots of fish!
Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures is a series of ten exciting space adventures for children, ages 5-9.
Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace
Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage
The author is currently working on book three of the series, ‘Amelia, the Merballs and the Merabel Catapult.’

Links

To preview or buy the book, click on the link below:
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie with Giveaway

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Welcome to the cover reveal for

The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie

presented by Tantrum Books!

Be on the look out for this upcoming MG title!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Epic Viking

 

This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their ancestral homeland: the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. Even with Granny Miller’s storytelling to pass the time, the pair manage to find trouble. In less than twenty-four hours of their arrival, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown. Granny isn’t very pleased.

But when everyone except them goes Viking, the three turn to Granny’s epic tales of the legends of Yondersaay, The Gifts of Odin, and King Dudo the Mightily Impressive for clues. But not all stories end happily, and Ruari, Dani, and Granny will have to write their own happy ending.

The Princess Bride meets Vikings in this enchanted tale of high adventure, buried treasure, villainous treachery, violent ends, and – of course – true love. Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s debut middle grade novel, THE EXTREMELY EPIC VIKING TALE OF YONDERSAAY, is a humorous and heartwarming story for readers ages 9+.

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The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Books

 

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Irish actor and writer Aoife Lennon-Ritchie studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, the Universita di Catania in Italy, University College Dublin in Ireland, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Aoife holds diplomas, degrees and a Masters in the multiple fields of business and information technology, English and classic literature, theatre and creative writing; she looks forward to doing her PhD in Film and Media. Always searching for new adventures, Aoife has lived in the UK, France, Greece, Italy, and several US cities, including Chicago, New York and Pittsburgh. She speaks three (and a half) languages. Although she was once an investment banker, she much prefers acting, fencing, writing, and being a mum. She currently lives in Cape Town with her handsome husband and two small children.

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