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50 Book Challenge: Get Reading in 2014!

50 Book ChallengeThe start of a new year typically means half your energy is going towards getting over your post-holiday depression and the other half is going towards making the half-baked effort of accomplishing your resolutions. We have a solution for both!

In 2014, we challenge you to put down the clichè goal sheet. No weight loss or being more organized or socializing more with clowns you hardly want to see in the first place. (Am I right, people?) This year,  instead of wallowing in your own world, dive into another. Or 50 others to be exact.

This new year, change your game. Sign your name in the comment section and holler at us each time you finish a book. Make a resolution that’ll keep you in fantasy worlds until next Christmas. After all, there’s nothing a good adventure can’t cure.

So, what’s your first book going to be?

Best & Worst Holiday Present for the Bookworm on Your List

Animal Holiday The holidays are a rather hectic time: there’s winding down work with the boss drinking a little too much eggnog, holiday pounds pouring on (and holding on with an iron grip), and the extended family filling your laundry room with soiled clothes (seemingly all of their dirty clothes from the last decade). That’s quite enough stress without having to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. The Writer’s Bloq Team has decided to take one anxiety off your back. (Sorry, you’ll have to deal with your great-grandfather’s underpants on your own). Here are some nice and naughty presents for the bookworm on your list: Read The Rest

New Release: Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice

Archangels are extinct and the world is inhabited by a half-human/half-angel race called Nephilim. But one Archangel remains – a child born of fire known as The Legend. 21-year-old Nephilim Scarlett Porter is starting her Angel training at the infamous Blackbell Academy, so she doesn’t have time to worry about dreams of mysterious dark angels. The last thing she expected was Read The Rest

Thanksgiving: A Time to Give Thanks, A Time to Dread

Turkey Day HorrorAhh, Thanksgiving. A time for love, thanks, and family overstaying their welcome. We know Turkey Day can be rough. That’s why, this year, we have gathered a few Thanksgiving horror stories to make you feel better about your own. Feast your eyes:

Cynthia Love: I’m Australian and married an American. My first year of marriage I did Thanksgiving – the full works. In the middle of the meal my cat strolled into the dining room with a live rat in his mouth…. and released it. All hell broke loose.  (via.)

Barbara Maclay Cameron: We once planned to eat Thanksgiving dinner out at a restaurant (unusual for us), but a snowstorm hit and we couldn’t leave the house. We ate Stouffer’s frozen French bread pizzas (remember those?) for Thanksgiving dinner!  (via.) Read The Rest

Scare Your Wits Away This Halloween

Screaming womanTruth be told, Halloween makes a couple of us over on the Bloq Team quite sad.  If being too old to trick-or-treat isn’t rough enough,  we also can’t seem to find a book that creeps us out as much as Goosebumps used to. So this year, we’re not waiting around for a scream to fall into our laps. Here’s a list of the scariest books for grown-ups (according to some brave readers) in no particular order: Read The Rest

Happy Birthday, old Scotty! (That’s F. Scott Fitzgerald to you)

Fitzgerald Birthday

September 24th marks the birthday of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose stories are considered some of the primary groundworks of American literature as we know it. The works listed below are some of his greatest contributions to current impressions of the Jazz Age and the lives of the rich and famous following WWI:

5.) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one of the 150 or so short stories that Fitzgerald wrote for magazines in order to supplement his income. Read The Rest

Calling all children’s book authors!

Hungry, hungry caterpillarAttention children’s book authors: exciting opportunity!

Writer’s Bloq has a meeting with a big publisher coming up in just a few weeks to pitch our collection of children’s books. We’re seeking stories that make children think, giggle, and wonder, books that make adults feel like children. Have a question about the opportunity? Email us. Have a book you’d like to publish? Just send it our way! Have a friend who writes children’s books? Let them know. We promise to pitch you well, and soon you might just be reading your own book to your kids or nieces or puppies to put them down to bed.

Let’s get you discovered like that very hungry caterpillar. Submit!

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