Call For Submissions: 25 Days of BookRecs – Booked All Night

By now, many bloggers have received an email from us requesting titles and reviews for our winter event 25 Days of Book Recs. We thought we’d open it up to all bloggers.We’re collecting book recs from now until November 1, 2019, to post starting on December 1, 2019. If you’re a book blogger and would like to be a part of our event please fill out the form below.Here’s what we’re planning:multiple bloggers contributing a book rec and review on the Booked All Night blogall posts will link back to your blog and you are welcome to share your post a week after it appears on Booked All Nightpreviously posted 4 & 5-star reviews are also welcome for submission (please link to the Booked All Night post after publication)multiple bloggers from the same blog are welcome to submit a review/book rec each (the more the merrier)we ask that when your post goes live that you share and promote it the day it goes out like you would any other postas Booked All Night is a middle grade and YA book blog, we’ll only be taking book recs for those categories (and some new adult)If you’re interested please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

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Hunger Games Movie Marathon – Booked All Night

Welcome to the 75th HUNGA GAMES! Even before  Suzanne Collins announced her prequel we were itching to go back to Panem. To kick off our Summer Movie Marathon discussions we watched all four Hunger Games movies… and about 7 hours worth of special features.Join us for an in-depth discussion on Panem and fandom interaction.

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George Lucas As A Genre OR Circumstance Is Not Magical Realism

Side note: I totally thought that we’d be publishing Rebecca’s interview sooner than July but since The Friendship Lie doesn’t publish until August, we’re holding onto it. Super fun. Still a good discussion episode though!

This week we talk about George Lucas as a genre of fiction and genres in general. Join us next time for an INTERVIEW (we do love doing those around here) with Rebecca Donnelly.

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Welcome Back & The Hate U Give

We’re back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it’s totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give.

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Tricked – Booked All Night

Things are changing at Fairy Tale Reform School.At least, that’s what Gilly’s heard through the Enchantasia rumor mill. Word is, notorious trickster Rumpelstiltskin has taken over management from Headmistress Flora, and he’s locked down the school tighter than the Pied Piper’s pants. Not that this news concerns Gilly. She’s been released from FTRS and is now suffering through attending Jack of All Trades School, where she gets to learn about different kinds of shoe leather and ways to measure feet. Truly riveting stuff.But when Gilly’s little sister Anna gets whisked off to FTRS thanks to her troublemaking new friends, Hansel and Gretel, Gilly knows she’s got to get Anna out of there. There’s only one thing to do; make some serious trouble and get thrown back into FTRS.It’s time to out-trick a trickster.

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6 Superfluous Books for Panem Fans

Just in case you missed it over at

Booked All Night

While the Hunger Games prequel is as of yet untitled and isn’t even set to release until May 2020, we’ve got some time to think and worry about whether Suzanne Collins will JK Rowling the world of Panem. Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that but just in case–we’ve got some suggestions for additional guides and cookbooks.

Capitol Fashion: Revolutionary Ideas by Cinna

Everyone needs a power outfit, why not one to die for? Too soon? Been ten years, but still too soon?

Get your face punched in for your radical designs with this guide to Capitol Fashion from the Capitol’s hottest designer: Cinna.

Prose & Poise: A Guide to Public Speaking by Effie Trinkett

Chins up, smiles on! It’s time to perfect your diction and posture with Effie Trinkett. It won’t matter who you’re introducing into the game because everyone will be watching and listening to you.

Including the drunk…

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Ringo And The Chamber Of NOT PEEING ON THE LEASH

Okay, so, almost a year ago (it will be a year in May, oh my), we adopted Ringo. We had some hurdles to get over, like separation anxiety, reactiveness, and leash frustration. But in addition to that-Ringo doesn’t pee on lead.

You heard that correctly.

All the grass in the world couldn’t tempt this adorable boy. Even when I drop the leash, he gets ready to go–looks at it–and then rights himself so he doesn’t. At first, we worked off the you don’t go unless you go on the leash plan. But he’d hold it for days. Really just about a single day and just go the next morning, but still, he was holding it until he really had to go. After he got a bladder infection, we stopped that approach entirely. And moved onto the next one: you have an hour to pee or you don’t get treats. We even restricted his food so that he got all of his calories from us for doing what he was supposed to do.

Nevertheless, he refused to pee.

So now. Let me lay out this 101 point plan that our trainer came up with that we will be working on from now until what may be the end of time:

1.We stay by the door, Ringo goes off leash to pee where he feels like.
2. Next day, we take a step closer.
3. Closer.
76. We attach a D clip to his collar and go back to step one.
77. We attach a little bit of leash to the clip and go back to step one.
78. We attach a little bit more leash to the clip and go back to step one.
99. Once the little leash is the size of our leash for him we try using his potty command.
100. …?
101. Profit.

It may not seem like a big thing but one point that scares me is that he can’t travel with me yet. I can’t go to conventions, or workshops, or residencies without him. Which means I’m missing out on professional opportunities because of my anxiety.

Well, because of Ringo’s bladder and my anxiety.

That and trying to play with literally every dog he sees are standing between us and going for his certification. So wish us luck.

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