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To celebrate the release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD, HBO® is bringing this season’s most action-packed episode plus never-before-seen bonus content to the big screen for exclusive fan screenings in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Fans will have the opportunity to experience Daenerys’ dragons in full force as she rains down fire and blood on the…

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Posted: December 8, 2017, 10:21 pm
I read this book this summer, and it left such an impression on me that I chose to re-read it again for Anti-Bullying Week (and the anti-bully reads readathon). Sarah Churchill (yes, that Sarah from BookTube) started a readathon a few years ago, which focused on anti-bully books. I have to tell you guys that it was absolutely one of my favorite weeks, because my reading focused on a cause that is…

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Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:01 pm
Thanks to Bleeker Street we have another great giveaway for our Chicagoland readers!  The Man Who Invited Christmas looks super fun and like a great holiday movie. And if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be your favorite author and have all those characters floating around in your brain, this movie seems like it may give us a small glimpse into that. The movie is based on Les Standiford’s…

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Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:10 pm
  Thanks to Universal Studios, we have a copy of the newly released bluray of Atomic Blonde and the graphic novel that created the crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton! Learn more about Atomic Blonde at, check out the trailer below, and snag your own copy on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Now.   GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Use the…

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 11:33 am
I was super honored to be invited by Lionsgate to an early screening of Wonder in Chicago earlier this month. I was excited to see the movie, but then to find out that Daveed Diggs was going to be doing a Q&A after the screening, it became a MUST attend event. This “review” will come to you in 3 parts.  Part 1, the review, part 2 Q&A recap, and part 3, GIVEAWAY! Big thank you to Lionsgate for…

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Posted: November 16, 2017, 11:27 am

Expelled By James Patterson and Emily Raymond Giveaway thanks to JIMMY Books

Thanks JIMMY Books for sharing Expelled with PTB and our readers (and sponsoring this giveaway). I think so many of us forget or don’t realize how much social media can get us in trouble. It’s such a part of our lives now, especially for teens, and one bad choice by you or someone else can totally change our lives forever. I’m curious to see how Patterson and Raymond deal with this subject in…

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Posted: November 11, 2017, 11:31 pm

Y’all Fest 2017 is Almost Here!

For those who are are going to Y’all Fest or those who want to try and order signed copies, here’s some deets you need to know. Full Signing Schedule YALLFest VII Nov. 10 – 11, 2017 Upper King Street, Charleston Hi — see below for special information on Cassandra Clare and Jason Segel’s book signings. Cassandra Clare signing Sat. Nov. 11, 11 am – 1 pm Courtyard Tent behind Blue Bicycle, 418 King…

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Posted: November 4, 2017, 3:21 pm

#TBT to 2013 and the release of Allegiant by @vrothbooks! Epic night at the Tivoli! thanks to @andersonsbookshop for hosting!
@epicreads @margotmwood

Posted: October 26, 2017, 3:37 pm

#sharethewonder Final Movie Trailer + Poster + #WondertheMovie Portrait Creator

I can’t believe that WONDER, the movie, is almost here! Let’s take a look at the final trailer and those perfectly cast actors:   Now, here’s the fun part — you can make your own Wonder image, here. Stacey made one:   And I did, too. You guys have to try it; it’s way too fun:   Don’t forget to buy tickets in advance! And follow Wonder the Movie on facebook | twitter | instagram.    

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Posted: October 24, 2017, 10:43 am

The Legend of Luke Skywalker Blog Tour: Spotlight

Today, we’re featuring The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu. Most of you know that some of us are huge Star Wars fans, ahem, okay me. 🙂 And that every new book is like a glimpse into back stories and corners of our favorite sci-fi world. With the release of The Last Jedi just around the corner, what better way to help ease the wait than to read a little more about one of our favorite Jedi,…

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Posted: October 23, 2017, 4:14 pm

#UnboxingFridays: Fall & Winter 2017 Preview | ALA Book Haul

When Stacey returned from ALA’s conference this summer, she filmed a fun preview video of all the Fall and Winter YA book releases. Well, it took me a little time to edit it (because life got in the way), but hey, this is perfect timing because it is Fall and there’s always time for a giveaway, right? Right! Check out Stacey’s video and the instructions below on how to enter the giveaway (PTB’s…

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Posted: October 6, 2017, 10:01 am

The Wizard of Lies Blu-ray Review

I think most of us who were aware of the world and were watching the news in 2008 remember  Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. And I think most of us were like, wow, that sucks, but because we didn’t know anyone impacted or weren’t impacted ourselves, we just kind of moved on. We forget that there were real people behind this news story. Everyone from Bernie Madoff to his family to those whos…

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Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:34 am

Woot @lbardugo is in the house! #languageofthorns #midnighttales @imprintreads @fiercereads @schulerbooks_chapbookcafe (at Schuler Books)

Posted: September 30, 2017, 8:20 pm

At @schulerbooks_chapbookcafe for @lbardugo’s #languageofthorns #midnighttales signing in MI! (at Schuler Books)

Posted: September 30, 2017, 7:03 pm

LOVE #TheLanguageofThorns pre-order thank you gift! The pin is beautiful! Can’t wait to see @lbardugo again tomorrow at @schulerbooks_chapbookcafe
@macmillankidsbooks @fiercereads

Posted: September 29, 2017, 10:50 pm

Cookiesaurus ReX

Hilarious and Very cute! I am a nanny for two, 2 yr olds and they loved watching( listening) to all the funny “costume” changes Cookiesauras makes.

Posted: September 29, 2017, 10:57 am

BRAVE by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal

Title: Brave (The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3) Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Info: December 11th, 2017 Synopsis: Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars. It’s more than that, though. Something dark…

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:47 am

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding By Alexandra Bracken Giveaway

We are SUPER excited to be working with Disney-Hyperion again because it allows us to giveaway a book by one of our favorite people! So a big thank you to Disney-Hyperion for this giveaway and for a copy of these goodies. (you can see me unboxing them HERE) Alexandra Bracken has jumped into writing middle grade with a spooky story perfect for reading this fall! The Dreadful Tale of Prosper…

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Posted: September 14, 2017, 10:31 am

WONDER WOMAN: Warbringer Blog Tour – Review

Wonder Woman is one of those iconic characters, that, even if you haven’t read the comics/graphic novels, you know who she is. And then the recent movie pushed Wonder Woman even further into the pop-culture sphere. Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman lives up to what’s come before and sets the bar for everything that comes after. Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a total stand alone story. You don’t have to…

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Posted: September 13, 2017, 10:30 am

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