Category Archives: Literary Road Trip

Rejuvenating Literary Road Trip

Ok, I admit I’ve been a little (alright, a lot!) remiss when it comes to posting about Literary Road Trip.  Has it been so long that you don’t recall what this wondrous celebration of local authors is about?  Here’s a refresher:

The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it – book reviews, author interviews, giveaways – as long as you’re working with an author local to you.

How it works:

  1. Stake your claim! Post a comment  (if you haven’t already) and let me know what State, territory, region, etc. you’d like to showcase on your blog.
  2. Post content on your blog
  3. Add a link to your posts to the Literary Road Trip linky.
  4. Each month,  I’ll add new links submitted to a Road Map post that navigates readers through who has posted and what.

More information can be found on the official Literary Road Trip page.

I’d be remiss not to mention Serena, a really incredible blogger who has kept up with her participation in Literary Road Trip despite my failures to post updates. Kudos to you, Serena!

 

Literary Road Trip: June/July Link Round Up!

The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it – book reviews, author interviews, giveaways – as long as you’re working with an author local to you.

For those of you who did a blog post on a local author, be it a review, interview, guest post, etc., please link it up here!  June flew by so quickly & here we are nearly through July! Therefore, this month’s link round up will contain links from both June and July.

I’ll tabulate all the posts & post a compilation of all the “road stops” in early August.

Please follow the following format Blog Name (Author Name/State) & the direct link to your post.

Literary Road Trip: May Link Round Up!

The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it – book reviews, author interviews, giveaways – as long as you’re working with an author local to you.

For those of you who did a blog post on a local author, be it a review, interview, guest post, etc. during the month of May, please link it up here! I’ll then do a post summarizing all of these great posts next week!

Please follow the following format Blog Name (Author Name/State) & the direct link to your post.

Literary Road Trip: March/April Literary Road Map

Following are the literary road trip stops for the months of March/April.  Be sure to check them out! Find out more about an author you already know or discover a new author!

Swapna from S.Krishna’s Books reviewed Law of Attraction by DC Author Alison Leotta.

Indie Reader Houston reviewed Pym by Mat Johnson, a Texas author.

Coleen from Books in the City reviewed A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei, a NY author.

Word Lily reviewed Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, a Nebraska author.

If you have a post, review, etc. focusing on an author local to your area, be sure to enter your link into the Mr. Linky that I post at the end of each month!

Literary Road Trip: April Link Round Up!

The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it – book reviews, author interviews, giveaways – as long as you’re working with an author local to you.

For those of you who did a blog post on a local author, be it a review, interview, guest post, etc., please link it up here! I’ll then do a post summarizing all of these great posts next week!

Please follow the following format Blog Name (Author Name/State) & the direct link to your post.

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Literary Road Trip: March Link Round Up!

The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it – book reviews, author interviews, giveaways – as long as you’re working with an author local to you.

For those of you who did a blog post on a local author, be it a review, interview, guest post, etc., please link it up here! I’ll then do a post summarizing all of these great posts next week!

Please follow the following format: Blog Name (Author Name/State) & the direct link to your post.

Literary Road Trip: January/February Literary Road Map

Following are the Literary Road Trip stops for the months of January/February.  Be sure to check them out! Find out more about an author you already know or discover a new author!

 

Super Librarian does a review of a book by Susan Crandall, set in South Carolina.

Jenn from Picky Girl features  Jim Sanderson, a Texas author.

Tribute Books features Cheryl A. Kashuba, a Pennsylvania author.

Word Lilly features Tosca Lee, a Nebraska author.

If you have a post, review, etc. focusing on an author local to your area, be sure to enter your link into the monthly link-up post, and I’ll include it in next month’s literary road map!

Literary Road Trip: January & February Link-Ups!

The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it – book reviews, author interviews, giveaways – as long as you’re working with an author local to you.

I apologize to all of you who have been submitting links to your Literary Road Trips via my Literary Road Trip Page; the Mister Linky Widget has gone all wonky & won’t let me access the links. Instead, from now on, I will be doing monthly posts for link-ups!

So, for those of you who have done a blog post on a local author, be it a review, interview, guest post, etc., in January or February please link it up here! I’ll then do a post summarizing all of these great posts next week!

Please follow the following format Blog Name (Author Name/State) &  the direct link to your post.

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Virginia is for…Book Lovers: Veracity by Laura Bynum

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (January 5, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1439123349
  • Source: Publisher

In 2012, a viral infection sweeps the country and wipes out half the population.  A new government rises up from the ruins, called “The Confederation of the Willing.”  The Confederation provides the only food, supplies and resources availablle.  Given this additional power & control, they begin to make a few changes.  Speech and behavior are now controlled by “slates”, computer chips embedded in the necks of all citizens. When a forbidden act is performed, or a red-listed word spoken, the individual is punished, sometimes even killed by an electrical shock.

Fast forward to 2045. The Confederation still exists, now providing sex and drugs to its willing populace.  Harper Adams is a “monitor”, working directly for the Confederation.  She has a special gift, she can see auras and read the thoughts of others.  This gift gives Harper a unique advantage; she can see just how manipulative the Confederation is and begins to wonder if there is a better life. When the word “veracity”, also her daughter’s name, is red-listed, Harper knows she can stand for this no longer.  Harper discovers the Resistance, an underground group set on overtaking the Confederation, willing to give up her own life in the name of freedom.

Compared to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood,Veracity gives the reader a chilling look at the future. The freedom of speech we have is one that we often take for granted. Imagine not being able to say things such as poem, or courage.The characters Bynum has created are strong, well-developed; characters you want to survive, to win.  Veracity is a book that will stick with you long after you read the last pages. This book would be the perfect book club book; there are dozens of themes to be discussed.

Check back tomorrow for a special guest post by the author of Veracity, Laura Bynum.

Virginia is for…Book Lovers is a feature hosted by Jenn’s Bookshelves which spotlights local Virginia authors.  If you are a Virginia author, or publicist for a Virginia author, and would like to be a part of this feature, please contact me!

Literary Road Trip: May-June Literary Road Map

I’m a bit late with this post (ok, I haven’t done one since April) but what can I say? Life happens!  I hope to get back to doing this on a monthly basis!

Following are the stops for the months of May-June.  Be sure to check them out! Find out more about an author you already know or discover a new author!

Candace from Beth Fish Reads did spotlights on the following Pennsylvania authors:

Teresa from Teresa’s Reading Corner focused on these Colorado authors:

Kathy of Bermudaonion’s Weblog posted about the following South Carolina native authors:

If you have a post, review, etc. focusing on an author local to your area, be sure to enter your link into the Mr. Linky on the main Literary Road Trip page, and I’ll include it in next month’s literary road map!