Queries are pitches, both for you and your book. And they need to be good. Agents and publishers get too many to count, and only have so much room.
Have you ever read anything by a Portuguese author?
What could the opinion about USA of one of the oldest countries in Europe be? There’s an object parked on the moon, but curiously, the unfolding of the story does not take place in New York, but rather, in Lisbon suburbs and in a small village between Portugal and Spain.
The main character, Gustavo, does not get along well with his parents-in-law, and his wife does not like Gustavo’s friends.
A genre-busting book that includes adventure, thriller, dystopia, utopia and an exciting love story.
It became the most downloaded book in Portuguese last April, and it has now a good English translation (I would say, better than the original).
Ready for a totally new point of view?
I’m Icebreaker694 and I’m currently hacking on this blog to bring you… YA Books Around the World一a list.
(I’m not really hacking, I don’t even know how. ) I’ve compiled a list of YA books that take place in different countries/continents around the world. If you like any of the books seen today, I hope you go to check them out!
Also give the owner of this site a follow while you’re at it.
It’s a good place to start.
The Girl at Midnight
Here is a book for all yo u fantasy lovers. A bit of T he Girl at Midnight takes place in New York City, but Echo travels to a few other countries around the world (I can’t remember them at the moment, I don’t have the physical copy with me).
The Sun Is Also a Star
The Sun Is Also a Star is a favorite of mine. It also takes place in New York City, but you get to wander the city a bit more as Natasha and Daniel adventure together to make most of their only day together.
The Crown’s Game
Here is another fantasy book for those who enjoy reading about magic. T he Crown’s Game takes place in Russia around a Victorian time period.
Black Widow: Forever Red
About half of this book takes place in the US (New York City and Philadelphia) but the other half takes place in Russia (I don’t know how many cities Ava visits but I distinctly remember Scandinavia and Moscow. Correct me if I’m wrong.)
I’ve brought in Cassandra Clare’s TID series again! C lockwork Angel and the rest of the trilogy take place in a Victorian period in London. Which is my favorite period of all time to read about.
Lock & Mori
Lock & Mori take place in a modern day London, but with a modern Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty. For those who like contemporary Sherlock stories, this may be a book you might want to check out. The sequel is also available now.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
This book takes place in 1940 in an island off the coast of Wales. Of course a majority of this book is purely fiction, it’s still a great book to check out.
That’s it for today, I’m sorry I didn’t get to cover many other countries. If you know of any books that I haven’t mentioned you can comment here or on my site: Icebreaker694. Also be sure to follow this site hosted by Sam! And also I’d like to thank her for having me on once again. Bye!
I’m so excited to be a guest post on RiverMoose-Reads! I’d like to thank Sam for having me on here!
I’ve composed a list for all of you to enjoy! I’ve once made a similar post for this for anime, but now I’m doing it for YA books! But this post was actually hard to make since most of the books I’ve read will be getting a series. But still I hope you enjoy reading this, and here are standalones that I think should get a series/sequel!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I really liked this book a lot, and even though I’m pretty satisfied with the ending, I’d still like to have a second book. Will Cath fangirl about something else? How is Cath’s relationship with her and her sister going? Also I would want more Levi moments!
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I know I’m probably cheating with another Rowell book, but I really think that this book should get a second one. The ending is bittersweet, and leaves off at a “sort of” suspenseful moment. I’d like a second book just to see if they fare after that ending.
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
To be perfectly honest I really want all of Morgan Matson’s books to have a sequel. But I want one more for this book in particular. It leaves off at Amy finally moving away, and Roger promises to see her again, so I’d like to know if they ever fullfilled that promise. Morgan Matson doesn’t make sequels because she likes the characters to live in her mind and assume they’ll end up together. I really like that method too, but as a reader, I really want a second book.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
I wanted to spice things up with a fantasy book!
It’s the Forbidden Wish #1, so it implies that there might be a second book, but I haven’t heard of anything. I was actually fine with how this book ended, so I’m not pushing for a sequel as much, but I would still be very happy if Khoury decided to make a sequel/series out of this.
That’s really all the books I could find, hehe, but I still hoped you enjoyed this post! And go follow Sam’s site for me, will you? It’s really amazing, you won’t be disappointed! 😀
That’s it for me, bye!
B’s blog is over at Icebreaker694 and she is lovely and amazing so you should go check her out!
5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health
My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.
I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.
Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so thankful for all of the professionals and treatment programs that have helped me over the years, I truly believe that writing has been the main catalyst for positive change in my life. So today I would like to share with you five reasons that I believe writing to be extremely beneficial for mental health.
- Writing encourages self-reflection.
Dealing with mental illness can be a very isolating and numbing experience. It can be hard to talk about, or even think about, the emotions that mental illness produces in your life. Writing through these struggles is such a healthy option because it causes you to reflect on what is really going on in your heart and mind at any given moment. Using writing as an outlet of self-reflection can help you pinpoint the root of your challenges so that you can later address them.
- Writing promotes rational thought.
If you struggle with mental illness, chances are you are plagued by a bevy of irrational thoughts on a daily basis. But the good news is that writing literally promotes rational thinking. While your irrational thoughts reside in your amygdala (the part of your brain that powers your “fight or flight” response in stressful situations), writing requires you to use a different part of your brain—the part that promotes calm, logical thinking! So you can think of writing as a weapon that actually combats your mental illness for you!
- Writing alleviates anxiety.
The result of using writing to promote rational thinking is simple: it alleviates anxiety! Because writing forces your thoughts into the logical portion of your brain, it allows you to see more clearly so that you can identify the source(s) of your anxiety. When you recognize your triggers, symptoms, and emotions, you can evaluate your experience by looking at the facts. Writing these things down this will help you to realize that you are not in life-threatening danger, as your amygdala would have you believe. It will allow you to breath a sigh of relief, reducing your anxiety!
- Writing generates revelation.
The easiest things to write about are the things in life that you have experienced personally. And as you write about your experience, it opens up the bigger picture that you were not able to see in the heat of the moment. Writing through your mental health journey allows for amazing moments of personal revelation that may never happen otherwise!
- Writing kindles a sense of accomplishment.
Mental illness causes you to constantly question your own value and worth. Chances are, if you are in the middle of a mental health battle, you probably deal with feelings of failure every single day. It’s important to include some activities in your life that can give you a sense of accomplishment. Writing is a great way to do so. To write anything—a journal entry, a poem, a blog post, a prayer, a memoir, etc.—is a great accomplishment. Completing it will remind you that you can achieve great things when you don’t give up.
Have you ever used writing to improve your mental health? Have you found it effective? If so, what would you add to this list?
Talasi Guerra is a mental health blogger at braverthanbefore.com. She is also the Director of Children and Family Ministries and Graphic Designer at First Baptist Church in Lloydminster, Canada. She loves to travel, play strategy board games, and create! Follow Talasi on twitter @talasiguerra
Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies, and it is a much loved Studio Ghibli movie. I recently showed the movie to my cousins and one of them (you may know her from the Harry Potter: As Told By My 9-Year Old Cousin post I did a while back) wrote a review for me to put on my blog!
So I am writing another post for rivermoose’s blog. Yay! So I am writing a movie review for (drum roll please) Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli. Let me tell you, if you haven’t seen the movie in my opinion you should see it after this blog post. So my rating is five stars. I give it five stars because it’s funny, happy and not too sad. So I am trying to do a challenge to at least tell a summary in five sentences. (Which is at least a paragraph, because paragraphs are 3-5 sentences long.) There is a girl named Chihero. She finds a bath house that she has to work at because her father and mother are pigs. She sees witches, spirits (not creepy) and dragons. See the movie to find out what happens! Oh! How’d you like that? It was four sentences! You should really watch the movie. And if you want more of me go to mustloveunicorns.wordpress.com but I got to tell you it’s just started!
Isn’t she adorable?
Also, this is the first post I’ve uploaded since I got back from camp, the last couple you’ve seen (actually everything of the past month and quite a few of the upcoming month) we’re written and scheduled before I left. I’ll be writing more now that I’ve gotten back, and I’ll be writing all about camp, supercon, Pokémon Go, etc. But you’ll have to wait about a week, since tomorrow I get my wisdom teeth out… Joy.