Author Interview!!! Jennifer DiGiovanni

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Hi guys! This is Kester blogging! I enjoyed reading My Senior Year of Awesome a lot, and fortunately, I was able to contact the author Jennifer DiGiovanni and interview her!

1. What is your book “My Senior Life of Awesome” about?

In the book, Sadie is voted as “Most Likely to Marry” a boy she’s never even dated or liked in *that* way. Rather than let her classmates decide her fate, she and her best friend try to come up with a list of truly awesome high school achievements to be completed by graduation.

2. What inspired you to write this book? Are the ideas in the book from your own high school experience?

The idea for this book came to me when my sisters and cousins started discussing their “turning 30” bucket lists. The idea of a story focusing on a senior year bucket list came to mind. I…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Time Passes and so does my Love

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Welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday of the year! This week’s topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.).  This is a topic that I’ve actually been thinking about writing a post about on my own, so it seemed like the perfect time to jump back in to TTT.

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1. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

I think that a lot of people identify with this one. After hearing so much about this I decided to give it a try and I ended up reading the whole series in a week. It was also the first time in a very long time that I had read for pleasure. The series reminded me what…

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This Book is Making me Nervous – Novels that Feature Characters with Anxiety Disorder

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Mental illness on screen is really difficult for me to see especially anxiety attacks and the like.:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I think that we, as a society, have come a long away in beginning to lose the stigma associated with mental illness, but we obviously still have a ways to go. It is hard for people who don’t deal with it on a daily basis to understand, so I thought I’d share some books that I thought realistically portrayed what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder. These are characters that made me feel understood and could maybe help others understand what it’s like.

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Sam suffers from not just anxiety, but Purely-Obsessional OCD. I can not even begin to tell you how much of myself I saw in her (to the point where I think maybe I have some form of undiagnosed OCD). This book is raw and real and was so identifiable to me that I…

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The State of Gluten-Free Advocacy

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February 1st marks my sixth blogoversary for Hunter’s Lyonesse. Much has changed in the gluten-free community through the years, but it’s not all good. We are in a crisis right now and most won’t admit to it. Microcomplaints get more attention than our fellow Celiac/NCGS people who are sick because of companies dealing in shady practices to fit within FDA regulations. Advocacy is by the wayside. People would rather jump on a brand loyalty bandwagon than stand up for our fellow gf community members sick from “gluten-free” products when science shows the products aren’t safe. Vilification of victims and profit is now more important – and more comfortable – than everyone’s health.

No one knows what advocacy is anymore. Not all bloggers are advocates. Bloggers doing only sponsored posts and monetizing their blogs, push product and call it advocacy. That’s not advocacy, that’s an oxymoron.

You get a…

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Excerpts and Sweepstakes: The Union and The Ruins (Books #1 and #2: The Union Series) by T.H. Hernandez

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Union CoverTitle: The Union Series: Book #1: The Union Author: T.H. Hernandez Format: Kindle Edition, 325 pages Published: November 18, 2014 by T.H. Hernandez ASIN: B00P0D4VHU

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After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins.  Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.  When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything…

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Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: THE UPRISING (The Union #3) by T.H. Hernandez

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The Uprising BT BannerThe Union Series has yet another fantastic adventure to add to the collection! Check out TH Hernandez’s latest book, The Uprising! Read more about this new release, as well as Tina’s Thoughts and an excerpt from the book. This Young Adult book and series is one you will not want to miss.

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Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Release Date: January 19, 2016
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Recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound, eighteen-year-old Evan Taylor must find a way to stop the Uprising, an underground movement committed to destroying the Union, before her homeland is attacked.

After spending the last four months in the Ruins trying to get back to the only girl he’s ever loved, nineteen-year-old Cyrus needs to get past his jealousy over Evan’s involvement with Bryce or risk losing her again.

Together, Evan and Cyrus join with their friends to devise a plan to…

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