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Monday, October 19, 2015

What's Your Book Fate? {giveaway}

To celebrate the release of her charming new middle-grade book, A Tale Of Highly Unusual Magic, author Lisa Papademetriou is asking bloggers and readers to discuss their book fate.

A Tale Of Highly Unusual Magic
by Lisa Papademetriou
October 6, 2015
Harper Collins
Bestseller and author of the popular middle grade series Confectionately Yours Lisa Papademetriou is back with a magical, page-turning adventure for readers of all ages—a touching tale about destiny and the invisible threads that link us all, ultimately, to one another.

Kai and Leila are both finally having an adventure. For Leila, that means a globe-crossing journey to visit family in Pakistan for the summer; for Kai, it means being stuck with her crazy great-aunt in Texas while her mom looks for a job. In each of their bedrooms, they discover a copy of a blank, old book called The Exquisite Corpse. Kai writes three words on the first page—and suddenly, they magically appear in Leila's copy on the other side of the planet. Kai's words are soon followed by line after line of the long-ago, romantic tale of Ralph T. Flabbergast and his forever-love, Edwina Pickle. As the two take turns writing, the tale unfolds, connecting both girls to each other, and to the past, in a way they never could have imagined.

A heartfelt, vividly told multicultural story about fate and how our stories shape it.


“Magic! It’s everywhere—in music, in moths, in an old handwritten book. But the real magic is the exquisite storytelling that sweeps us along until the last wonderful page. This is a book that leaves shimmers in the very air.” — Kathi Appelt, New York Times bestselling author of The Underneath and Keeper

“Lisa Papademetriou’s prose and sense of place dazzles the ear and eye, while the adventure and mystery binds us from page to page. Now that’s sleight of hand!” — Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor Winner

“A beguiling tale of... enduring love and nascent self-discovery.” — Kirkus Reviews

 “A rollicking adventure of forbidden love and magic”  –School Library Journal

“Begging to be read aloud… a fun book for middle-grade readers, and it will surely inspire them to read—and write—more.” –Booklist


In A Tale Of Highly Unusual Magic, Kai and Leila's lives and fates are forever changed by a book called The Exquisite Corpse and author Lisa Papademetriou has asked us to answer the following question:

What is your book fate—what book has changed your perspective, your heart, your life? 

There are SO MANY books that have changed my life in a million different ways. My earliest memories of truly loving to read are filled with The Berenstain Bears books. Then as I got older, I discovered other amazing books--The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Anne of Green GablesLittle Women, The Baby-Sitter's Club series-- then when I became a teenager, I started reading more "grown-up" books-- Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Lord of the Rings, etc.

But, the one book/series that has changed me the most as a reader, changed my perspective, heart, and life, is one that I think many people will choose: the Harry Potter series! I didn't start reading this series until my late teens/early twenties and they forever changed the way I view the power of books and stories. By the time I started this series, I had given "kids books" up and this series made me fall in love with middle-grade and young-adult literature again. It rejuvenated my imagination. It made me believe in magic again. This series came into my life by total chance (I didn't seek it out) and I really believe it was true book fate that brought us together :)

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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic!
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-ends 10/26
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Maria Malaveci said...

The Book the Bronze Horseman ♥

Carl Scott said...

Reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road in high school changed the way I see the world and made me want to travel all over.

Molly Mortensen said...

I know I'm probably not alone, but Harry Potter is the book that changed my life the most. It's what got me back into reading.

Unknown said...

Wonder changed my life! Choose kind!

Unknown said...

I would say The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes changed my life completely!

Lynnette said...

The first book I can remember really diving into was Watership Down. It created a love of fantasy that has not ended.

Slowsly said...

There have been so many books that have had a huge impact on my life. But my reading adventure began when I was 4 and discovered Golden Books. Every one of them influenced my love of reading.

aLilLacey said...

It was a book I read in middle school called Dragon's Milk. It was the first fantasy book I really remember reading and the first book with such descriptions of things that I was in awe of what a book could do.

Rebecca said...

When I was really young my mother read me "The Giving Tree" and we talked about what the story meant. It became one of my favorite books of all time.