New Look!

Hey guys,

Over the past couple of weeks I have been brainstorming how to make Fuelled by Fiction more appealing and eye catching. Today the new logo went live! I hope you like it!

xo

Gone Girl Movie This Friday!!

Guysguysguys,

If you're anything like me and read entertainment magazines and blogs etc., you've been hearing about the adaptation of Gone Girl for a while. Entertainment Weekly is one that I subscribe to and they have featured Gone Girl on the cover twice! Now that we are nearing opening night (four more sleeps!),  I thought I should put my two cents in!

When the adaptation of Gone Girl was first announced, fans of the book went nuts. When it was announced that Gillian Flynn herself would be writing the screenplay, fans went even more nuts. Then there was that infamous quote from the director and fans went nuts again... but in a negative way: “Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by [the screenplay]. He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.'” 

Good News! New Tour Date!

Hey guys,

I have some good news! The new tour date for Butternut Summer is October 7th. Mark it in your calendars, everyone! :) While Butternut Summer could stand on its own, I recommend you try to get your hands on Up At Butternut Lake first!

On the topic of book tours, I have two to add! In December I will be hosting a stop on the tours for both Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin (15th), and The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde (TBD)! For more info on what's coming up here at Fuelled by Fiction, check out the Upcoming page, or click here.

Hope you're having an excellent weekend!

XO

Indian Summer

Hey guys,
It is a beautiful day today! It's warm, the sun is shining, it's Saturday, what more could you ask for? American authors have taught me that a day like today-- unseasonably warm and sunny-- is called an Indian Summer. It feels like summer, but it really isn't. I think it's cool that has a name. However, it's probably racist. Anyway, have an excellent day! I hope it's sunny wherever you are.
Happy reading!
Xo

"Butternut Summer" Book Tour Postponed

Hey guys,

Unfortunately the Butternut Summer book tour is being postponed to a later date. That date is TBD, so keep a look out for updates! It should be sometime in October. On the plus side, I just recently read the first book in the Butternut Lake series and it was really enjoyable! I am very much looking forward to Butternut Summer! 


While on the topic of book tours, don't forget about the other two book tours coming up in October! You can look forward to Ghost Horse by Thomas McNeely on the 16th, and Olde School by Selah Janel on the 29th! Read more here!


Happy Reading!


XO

MY LIFE IS FOREVER CHANGED

Something amazing and life changing happened to me yesterday while watching YouTube videos from Book Riot. I was introduced to this seriously amazing website called Book Outlet (bookoutlet.com in the US and bookoutlet.ca in Canada). What is Book Outlet, you say? How can a website change your life, you say? Well, let me tell you! Book Outlet is a website that sells bargain books. Bargain books are new, unread books that the publisher sells at a reduced rate. generally publishers do this to get rid of extra stock. This extra stock might be generated because they printed too many copies, or a bookstore bought too many copies so they returned some, or because a book has come out in paperback and they are trying to get rid of the hardcovers. It's a beautiful thing. I just bought three new books for less than ten dollars! The books were all released within the last year or so, too!

Thank you Book Riot (www.bookriot.com). And thank you Book Outlet.

Xo happy reading (and online shopping!)

From the Page to the Screen: This is Where I Leave You

I had very high expectations for this film. Not only is it based on an excellent book, but the author of that book, Jonathan Tropper, also penned the screenplay! This knowledge gave me hope that the film adaptation would not make any strange deviations from the excellent work of fiction that is This Is Where I Leave You. To top it all off, the film boasts comedic heavyweights such as Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. How could you go wrong? The answer? You couldn't. I loved it.

Book to big screen

Going to see This Is Where I Leave You tomorrow! So excited! I'll let you know what I think and how it compares to the book!
Xo
Happy reading (and watching!)

Technical Difficulties

Hey guys,
I'm experiencing some weird technical difficulties with my menu, so I've temporarily reverted to the default Blogger list of pages. Bear with me while I get this fixed!
xo

This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper 
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 6th 2009 by Orion

When the head of the Foxman family dies, his last wish is that his family gather together at home and observe the Jewish tradition of sitting shiva. Stuck together in their childhood home for seven days, each member of the Foxman tribe carries their baggage along with them. But no one knows you like family, and blood is thicker than water. 

A dark comedy about family, grief, love, and what holds us together, This is Where I Leave You is a funny but astutely poignant tale of a dysfunctional family, each eccentric member seeking happiness, and none of them managing to achieve it. 

Coming to the Big Screen This Fall

Who's excited for all the books hitting the big screen this fall? I know I am! The season kicks off next Friday with books like This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper! The cast of this film adaptation boasts comedic heavy weights such as Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, and promises to be a hit. In anticipation, tomorrow I'll be posting a review of Tropper's bestseller. Check back tomorrow, and later next week, for my thoughts on both the book and the movie.

Happy Reading! (And Watching!)

Commenting

Hey fellow fiction lovers,

It has come to my attention that commenting on my posts has been kind of a hassle. I've just installed a new commenting system, so from here on out commenting on posts should be easier. Please let me know what you think about it! You can find my email address under the "contact me" tab! 


Happy Reading! (And commenting!)

TLC Book Tour: Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Southern Fiction
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins (first published November 19th 2013)


 Note: As a tour host selected by TLC virtual book tours, I received a complimentary copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K…
I’ve never had an angel on my right shoulder; I was born with a pointy-tailed devil who crept back and forth across my neck to get his whispers into both my ears. I didn’t get a fairy godmother or even a discount talking cricket-bug to be my conscience. But someone should have told me. That afternoon in the Circle K, I deserved to know, right off, that I had landed bang in the middle of a love story. Especially since it wasn’t— it isn’t— it could never be, my own.

Look What I Spotted at Target!



This Target Club Pick is my book tour tomorrow! Check back tomorrow! And don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Get Pumped!

Here is the synopsis of Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson: 

"Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.

Well, That Sucked.

I just made a horrible and kind of embarrassing discovery--most of my links under the library section didn't work. I fixed them so now they do work. But man, was that tedious. And lame that it took me until now to notice! Sorry, folks! 

Please don't judge me...


Happy reading! 


(and now you can actually read my archived reviews...)


xo

"Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Genre: Historical fiction, Contemporary fiction
Paperback, 294 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins)

Orphan Train is a #1 NYT bestseller, and has spent 53 weeks on the bestseller list. Not only so, but it's also been a very popular choice for book clubs. According to BookMovement, it's the top book club pick of 2014! I thought, Hey, if that many people are reading it and enjoying it, I should see what all the fuss is about! So I picked up a copy and read it over the long weekend. Here are the results: 

Vivian Daly is a 91 year old woman with a hidden past. Molly is a 17 year old girl living in foster care with community service to complete. As they cross paths in the present, we learn about a little girl named Niamh (pronounced Neeve) in the 1930s, orphaned in New York City, and sent to the Midwest on an “Orphan Train.” Chronicling a dark, forgotten part of American history, Kline explores the possibility of second chances and what it means to belong.

Upcoming Book Tour: Someone Else's Love Story

Hey guys,

On September 8th I will be hosting the book tour for Joshilyn Jackson's novel Someone Else's Love Story. I'm really excited about this one, and I hope you are too! It's going to be lots of fun so don't forget to join me! Speaking of fun, let's let the fun begin by starting the giveaway for Someone Else's Love Story! You have 8 days to enter. Remember, the more entries you have the better chances you have of winning! The "tweet about the giveaway" option is one that you can repeat daily for more entries! 


If your not sure how the giveaway widget works, you can find the lowdown here!


Lighthouse Island Giveaway!

Hey guys,

I just wanted to give a shout out to Bethany B.! She is the lucky winning of the Lighthouse Island giveaway! When you've read the book Bethany be sure to let me know what you think :)


Happy Reading,

Beth