‘Runner’ by Sunparlour Players
Love this song…
What’s This Book About?
September, 1983. Fourteen-year-old Bo, a boat person from Vietnam, lives in a small house in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto with his mother, Rose, and his four-year-old sister, who was born severely disfigured from the effects of Agent Orange. Named Orange, she is the family secret; Rose keeps her hidden away, and when Bo’s not at school or getting into fights on…
copyright Lost In a Great Book, 2014
For those in the literary community, April is a wonderful month because it’s when we celebrate poetry in all forms. Too often poetry is left behind or neglected in favour of the weighty tomes of full length novels or heartily researched non-fiction. At school as a student and as a teacher, I loved poetry units, and I always discovered a new poem or poet to…
Congratulations! I am a huge fan of Gayle Forman’s beautiful novel If I Stay—it made both my heart and eyes cry, a lot—and I am looking forward to becoming a fan of your portrayal of Mia in the movie adaptation this August when I see it myself.
BUT as a YA author, I am concerned about your…
What a fantastic list – thank you.
My birthday is nigh and I thought it would be fun to give away one of these fancy blogger boxes (designed by the amazing kayte-ghaffar) to celebrate. The branded wooden box contains three candles (soldier: siberian moss, summoner: rainwater, saint: orange chili) for those long Ravkan nights, and a sampler that includes the prologue and first three chapters of Ruin and Rising.
To win it, just reblog with hashtag #ruinandrising or tweet with the tags #ruinandrising AND #fireandfrosting (you do not need to tag me in the tweet!).
I’ll choose the winner at random this Sunday, April 6th. Which is also (ahem) my birthday and the season premiere of Game of Thrones.
And yes, this is an international giveaway because birthday.
(photo credit to balibaby4)
This is an amazing giveaway! And… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
It’s no secret that I love books. They are a huge part of who I am, not just because I’ve been a voracious reader my entire life, but because I’ve been fortunate enough to build my professional life around books as well. Working in a library and in a bookstore means that I am surrounded by people who also love books – a pretty great way to spend your day, actually. Several months ago I professed…