Fools For Books Giveaway– You’ll want to read these or share these!!

What can I say, there’s just something about us humans that love a good laugh [ahem, at somebody elses expense of course]. Merrymakers have been enjoying the celebration of pranks for centuries and there are many theories out there about where the unofficial holiday took birth. April fool-like shenanigans resemble soirees like the Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi celebrations in India and the Medieval Feast of Fools (still celebrated in Spanish speaking countries). But my favorite theory is that our modern day hoopla-holiday came from- wait for it- Canterbury Tales. Yeah, you read that right. In Chaucer’s 1392 classic, the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” is set Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two”. Best scholarly assumptions are that there is a copying error in the extant manuscripts and that Chaucer actually wrote, “Syn March was gon”, meaning that the passage originally meant 32 days after April, i.e. 2 May. Readers apparently misunderstood this line to mean “March 32″, i.e. April 1 and in Chaucer’s tale, the vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox. Anywho- that might not be the best answer as to where this pesky month-opener came from (Britannica’s stab at it suggests it may have originated in France when the Gregorian calendar, which moved New Year’s Day from March 25 to January 1, was adopted in 1582. Those who continued to celebrate the end of New Year Week on April 1 were referred to as fools).

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Prepare yourself with Divergent themed party! (P.S The Movie Rocks!)

Yes folks, gear up and prepare yourself to wait in line for the DIVERGENT MOVIE in less than 24 hours!! We just got back from a sneak peak and you’re going to love it! We’ve all been waiting for this, and since the unexpected failure of “Vampire Academy” “Beautiful Creatures,” or “Mortal Instruments,” I, personally needed this movie to be a success (and it was).

We’ve put together this list for those of you hosting a Divergent party tomorrow! Haha, and are last minute planners like us =)

Greet your friends with Amity Orchard Hard Cider! Bringing Up Burns has cleverly created a label to stick onto every beer bottle so that whoever drinks them would be “chillaxed.” (wink wink) If only I had time to do something similar…

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Show up wearing this make up that makes you POP! Be sure to wear your matching clothes and shoes. Personally, I like Candor, but Erudite and Dauntless are the way to go if you really want people to make notice!

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Be creative and make some themed snacks. I couldn’t find who thought of this originally, but as far as I can tell, it was done at a school party for the premiere of the Divergent book. Sour candy and pop rocks for the Dauntless, honest cookies for Candor, selfless biscuits for Abnegation, and just good old cupcakes for Erudite. Amazing!

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And to pump up the ambiance, why don’t you all give yourself a Divergent Quizz and see how well you know the book?

  • What does the Abnegation’s serum do?
  • Who is the leader of the Bureau?
  • Who learns that they aren’t really Divergent?
  • Where was Tobias’ (four) mom from?
  • Who volunteers to break into the weapons lab?

Got all these right? Challenge yourself to these quizzes! Goodreads Divergent Quizz

Happy Divergent Day! =D

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Hikikomori and the Rental Sister – for those who needs a break from YA romance.

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I don’t know where to start my review of this book. So, let me just start from the beginning. Please understand that this review contains MANY spoilers!  New York, US, where the whole story takes place, fictionally of course. Thomas is a Hikikomori, or in other words a recluse- a person who withdraws himself to one […]

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This week’s Movie Monday includes: Emma Watson to star in The Queen of the Tearling, a new YA book adaptation. Goosebumps gets closer to hitting theaters, with Jack Black and Odeya Rush on board to star in the film! Robert Schwentke is set to helm Insurgent, while Akiva Goldsman does a script re-write. And finally, the wonderful new make-up line that Sephora is […]

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Celebrating Black History Month- 10 Great Young Adult Books

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Ten Awesome Valentine’s Day Gifts for Booklovers!

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Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Awesome Valentines Day Gifts for Booklovers! Valentines Day is just around the corner and I’ve found some pretty awesome gifts for book lovers! Check out these fun, unique and unconventional ways to say you I love You! I’d be thrilled to get any of these gifts and am just simply amazed […]

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Catfish duo to Direct YA Movie “Nerve”! “Red Rising” & “Noggin” Get Optioned- New “Divergent”Trailer!

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