Calling All Outlander Fans!

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to spread the news about a project I’m working on. I’m helping out a family friend who is a travel agent and has a tour to Scotland in the works based off the Outlander book/TV series! Super exciting stuff so I just wanted to kinda of do an ad for her, and see if some people are interested and/or would like to help promote it!

If you’d like to help out, I’m recruiting any fans to write what they love about the TV or book series! If you’re interested you can email me at ideklinz.books@gmail.com 🙂

The blog is still fairly new, it’s called Outlander Lasses and it’s hoping to grab readers and travelers to book a trip to Scotland and see some sights that reference the book series and television show! There’s an itinerary already lined up and it includes

  • Edinburgh sightseeing
  • Blair Athol Distillery and Folk Museum
  • Clava Cairns & Urquhart Castle
  • Down Castle & Culross Palace
  • Aberdour Castle
  • Blackness Castle
  • Hopetoun House & Midhope Castle
  • and so much more!!

If you’re interested, please contact us to book your travel today! Kate DeLosso Travel has the Outlander tour scheduled from September 23rd to October 1st. Spaces for this trip are limited! Register today! For more information, contact Kate by phone at 610-361-0535 or by email at kate@katedelosso.com.

ALSO: please remember to email me if you’re interested in writing up a blurb about your love for Scotland/Outlander books or TV series! Stretch your fingers on those keys and help us out!

Thank youuuuuu!! And pass along if you can 🙂 ❤ Linz

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2015 YA Runs a 5K is BACK!

So I know I’ve done a few running posts recently, my review of Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda Kenneally as well as my road to running post, I’ve got another one I’d like to share with you!

Last year I was lucky enough to find on my Twitter feed news about some awesome people were combing TWO of my favorite things: reading and running! AND in the process we get to help out some people—the more readers in the world, the better! Melody Simpson is one of the ladies in charge of starting a campaign, YA Runs a 5K, and it’s awesome!

Even if you’re not a real runner, you can still participate in walking or jogging or running and your support still matters and that’s what counts! Last year participants who signed up were running The Color Run and this year I’m even MORE EXCITED: SUPER. HERO! I’m a geeky girl at heart so I’m SO SO excited to sign up!

If you’re in the Philadelphia area on June 6th, 2015 I urge you to make sure you can sign up! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Besides running and reading now they’re throwing in superheroes? Beyond awesome!

To find out more about it, please check out the links below:
Be a superhero and help out this great cause 🙂

The Super Run – June 6th, 2015 Navy Yard, S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
YA Runs a 5K – Tumblr website with more info on the race details and more about registration
Announcement for the 2015 Run YA Runs a 5K will participate in!
Also follow Melody on Twitter for more info @melodysimpson

Happy running and I hope to see some faces in the Philly area on race day!

Bout of Books 12 ….Happy Reading in 2015!


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. 

Bout of Books

Challenges/Giveaways

Monday 1/5
Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt — Caught Read Handed
New Year’s Resolutions — The Book That…

Tuesday 1/6
Top 10 Recommendations — Trees of Reverie

Wednesday 1/7
Character Coupling — Writing My Own Fairy Tale

Thursday 1/8
The Synopsis Challenge — LuLo Fangirl
Create a Playlist — Daring Damsels

Friday 1/9
Describe Your Book in Pictures — The Book Monsters

Saturday 1/10
Literary Quote Challenge — Gone with the Words
Rewrite the Story — A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Sunday 1/11
My (dysfunctional) Book Family — Auggie Talk
#insixwords Challenge — Falling Down the Book Hole

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 1pm CST (TZC)
Wednesday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Books that I’m aiming to read for Bout of Books 12 Challenge are:

Wish me luck!! A big goal but I’m ready to get my read on! xx Linz aka The Kid

Isla Is Coming…Isla Is Coming!!

Can you believe a book we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! On August 14, 2014, Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After will hit bookshelves and I’m jumping for joy! The longly awaited and highly anticipated novel will now complete her companion series that starts with Anna and the French Kiss (my personal favorite) followed by Lola and the Boy Next Door. So….are you ready to get your Happily Ever After, readers??

Recently with all the anticipation mounting a few bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you fun Stephanie Perkins goodies! A readalong, fun posts in retrospect to the books, oodles of joy, maybe even giveaways? Let the fun begin! I’ll be joined by Judith from Paper Riot, Andi from Andi ABCs, Meg from Cuddlebuggery Book Blog, and Jamie from the Perpetual Page-Turner. We are so looking forward to the release that we’ve decided to do a blog tour and would love for you all to participate in helping with the readalong of the books before Isla gets into our hands! The readalong starts on July 31 and ends August 20. Don’t forget if you’re following along to make sure you use the hashtag on Twitter #IslaIsComing Also fellow bloggers will be doing guest posts as well…all in good preparation, people! The tentative schedule starts with Judith hosting the Anna and the French Kiss readalong, Meg hosting the Lola and the Boy Next Door readalong, to then end with Jamie hosting the Isla and the Happily Ever After readalong (the one we’ve all been waiting for!!)

If you want in, add your name to the link-up below and add the button that Meg made to your blog linking back to one of us. Time for all of us to get our Happily Ever After on.

 

 

***Please give credit to Andi for the Readalong schedule if posting, as well as Meg via the awesome graphics

Summertime Series

Hi All!!

FInishing this past weekend in the US as Memorial Day which is usually dubbed the unofficial, official start to summer, I’m going to try something brand-spankin’ new!

That’s right! It’ll be beach weather soon…well beach weather that lasts, vacation time, sunny days, and lazy afternoons; and what perfect way to spend this gorgeous time than to crack open that book for some fun, summer-y reads!

I’ve received and purchased a few copies of highly anticipated books and I decided to avoid the spoils and savor them on days I can enjoy them. Altogether I’ve chosen seven books (four paperback; three hardcover) and will spotlight them for the three big summer months: June, July, and August. Tentatively right now I’ll be completing two per month, depends on which month I decide to read the extra 🙂 Without further ado, I give you the picks for Summer 2014!

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Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
Wish Your Were Italian by Kristin Rae
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Now a I know a bunch come HIGHLY recommended so I’m very excited to start them and cannot wait to share my comments after I’ve read! If you’ve already read some or all please share your thoughts in the comment section! I’d love to hear because I’m not sure which to start with 🙂

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Alsooooooo I’m so so excited that on Saturday (5/31) I’ll be going to BOOKCON aka Power Reader day for BEA!!! I can’t swing it the whole time but I’m going to get a little taste–perhaps I can get more time next year but I’m very stoked to be able to go! Looking forward to networking, meeting up with some awesome bloggers–finally in person!–and score all the books I can!

Linz aka The Kid xx

Check out what’s new!

Hey all!

Oh man have I been busy!! Way behind on book thoughts but I added two new pages that are really cool to the blog: the Book Corner and Bookish Events!

A glimpse into what’s been hanging out on my shelves for the Book Corner and the awesome authors & events I’ve been able to attend. Check them out 🙂

 

xxLinz

brief update!

Update & announcement…

So I’m trying to come into my own as a blogger, especially book blogger and it’s difficult because I want to establish an identity. My blog layout needs work, but I can figure that out as needed but my persona is what I’ve been trying to think of.

Recently at ALAMW I saw several bloggers walk around that all knew their game, had themselves established and I just don’t feel like I’m there yet.

I already have a personal blog (which gets neglected FAR too often) but eventually I’ll see if I can merge the two. That being said, I’ve been leaning towards rocking my twitter roots to help get things going.

Sinister Kid is an amazing song by one of my favorite bands, The Black Keys, which I incorporated into my Twitter name. I have have select friends whom all refer to me as The Kid because of that name so voilà. And I love bookish things sooooo behold my merger: abookishsinisterkid.wordpress.com

*throws confetti* Pretty sure I’m going to be sticking to this one for a while…so yep, that’s my news!

Until next time
xx Linz