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Travel Tales: A Guest Post from Author Pam Mingle

Last month, I shared my review of Kissing Shakespeare by Pam Mingle, which *yay* hits bookshelves today! The time travel tale focuses on Miranda, an aspiring actress, who is roped into going back in time to help save Shakespeare from making a decision that could change the world as we know it. Author Pam Mingle […]

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December 28, 2012 - 1:11 am

Mya - This book sounds great!

August 30, 2012 - 9:00 am

Travel Tales: Welcome to the 60s Oh Oh - […] that we see a lot in books and movies. And one that I am absolutely fascinated with. After reading Kissing Shakespeare, I thought more about about time travel in books and how it helps us to learn about these certain […]

August 26, 2012 - 12:04 am

Magan: Shelve It -- August 26, 2012 - […] your reading adventures alexa: alaska with kristilynn (guest post) giveaway: kissing shakespeare by pam tingle (time travel) alexa: getting to your destination (through reading) novel sounds: let’s go visit harry potter […]

August 20, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Caitlin - I would have to say Salvador Dali, just because I can imagine the crazy things we could talk about.

August 20, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - I’d be torn between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jane Austen. They’re both brilliant writers and to get to speak to them for even a moment would be amazing!

August 19, 2012 - 2:12 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Love this post! If I could go back in time, I’d meet Michelangelo! I was in Florence, Italy in May and got to see the original David. And I saw the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rome in April! That man was a total genius. I’d LOVE to take art lessons from him and discuss his methods. Heck, sitting and watching him for hours would be enough for me!

August 18, 2012 - 12:26 pm

kala - I would have to pick my favorite painter, Lee Krasner, her work is so amazing!

August 17, 2012 - 10:19 pm

Nisha - This book sounds great! Can’t wait to read it! If I could meet anyone I would have to say Amelia Earhart – I’ve always had this interest in her and her story.

August 17, 2012 - 10:56 am

Elizabeth - Would love to read this!
I would have to say I would love to go back in time to meet Eleanor Roosevelt. If for nothing else, then good quotes. 😉

August 17, 2012 - 10:26 am

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Great guest post! This made me even more excited to read Kissing Shakespeare. Which is saying something because I love the cover, Shakespeare, and romance. So, really, this book has been calling to me for a while now. 🙂

As for the question, I don’t know! It’s difficult because there are so many choices. I think I would like to meet Cleopatra, simply because I’ve been fascinated by her since I was a little girl and read her Royal Diary upwards of 10 times.

August 17, 2012 - 1:39 am

Kristen - Oh, this book sounds SO fun! I haven’t heard of this one yet. Great guest post! 🙂

I would want to meet/be best friends with Jane Austen if I were to go back in time.

August 16, 2012 - 9:02 am

Travel Tales: Where We Come From - […] sounds: soundtracking your reading adventures alexa: alaska with kristilynn (guest post) giveaway: kissing shakespeare by pam tingle (time travel) alexa: getting to your destination (through reading) novel sounds: let’s go visit harry potter […]

August 16, 2012 - 2:29 am

Emilia S. - I would actually love to meet Nicholas Flamel. I am really curious to what information and stories he has to offer. I think I would want to get to know him more.

Thanks for the giveaway :)!

August 15, 2012 - 11:54 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Thank you Pam for this awesome guest post! It’s definitely a pleasure hearing a little bit more about Kissing Shakespeare – I honestly can’t wait to read it.

August 15, 2012 - 9:18 pm

K. Bo Baron - Great post! If I could go back in time I would want to meet Jane Austen! She is one of my faves! I really want to read Kissing Shakespeare!

August 15, 2012 - 11:11 am

Kim - I would want to meet William Shakespeare and ask him how he came up with all his plays.

August 15, 2012 - 5:19 am

VeganYANerds - I really love reading about how authors come up with their stories and it was interesting reading about Pam changed her story – it really sounds lovely, I remember your review 🙂

August 14, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Cari Bella - I have several people I’d love to go back and meet – Joan of Arc, Emily Dickinson, Tennyson, and so many authors. It would be so cool to get to talk to them and hear their stories.

August 14, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Caroline - Interestingly, I find I’d rather speak with well-known people today than with people from other times. I’d probably travel back to around 2004 or so, and meet up with Taylor Swift before she got famous.

August 14, 2012 - 10:03 am

Tara - Round 2… 🙂 I would go back in time and meet Cleopatra. I’m fascinated with Egyptian culture and just to be in that time period alone would be amazing.

August 14, 2012 - 9:59 am

Tara - Great guest post! I loved learning how Pam decided on her protagonists and the time travel element. I’m putting Kissing Shakespeare on my TBR list as we speak 🙂

Magan: Shelve It — August 12, 2012

Hello, friends! I’m tuning in for another Shelve It today. I apologize that I’m not doing a vlog for this one, but it’s a crazy, crazy weekend of work for me. I made another trip to the library and received a surprise book in the mail from Simon & Schuster this week… From Simon & Schuster: […]

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August 13, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The books you got this week look really great! Happy reading. And yay for Travel Tales – there’s going to be more awesomeness from all of us this week 😉

August 13, 2012 - 10:56 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I recently read Miracle and liked it!

August 12, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Paige - Ditched and Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters were so good! I hope you enjoy everything!

My IMM =)

Paige @ Comfort Books

August 12, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Tara - Miracle and Freshman Year are both great books! Miracle is an emotional whirlwind, while Freshman Year is just plain cute and fun. Great choices and I hope you enjoy!

August 12, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Hooray for the library! I’m an Elizabeth Scott fan but haven’t even heard of Miracle before. I have no idea how that happened; definitely adding this one to my list! It sounds thoroughly intriguing.

August 12, 2012 - 5:12 pm

VeganYANerds - Yay, I’m so glad the books arrived, I really hope you love both of them, they’re 2 of my faves of 2012!

Also you got some great books from the library, Freshman Year… and Miracle sound SO good! xox

August 12, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Liz - I always love all of your recommendations….I feel like I’m always in a rut after I finish a great book. Checking out your Shelve It’s solve the problem. 🙂

Travel Tales: Setting the Scene

Welcome to our first official post in the TRAVEL TALES event we are hosting with Elena from Novel Sounds and Alexa from Alexa Loves Books! This is where we make each other completely depressed, daydreaming about places we want to visit in books but can’t — whether it’s because of time, that green stuff, or […]

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August 12, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- August 12, 2012 - […] + Alexa is doing a birthday giveaway! + Alexa wrote a review of A Mutiny in Time. + Alexa wrote about different types of transportation in books in From Here to There. + Elena wrote about places she’d like to visit in Harry Potter. + Estelle & I discussed books that really set the scene for us and made us want to go there. […]

August 11, 2012 - 2:50 pm

elena - Love the way you formatted this post! I’ve never read the Mary Poppins series but it sounds like fun. Hooray for adventure. Your Nancy Drew story is so great, Estelle! I used to be OBSESSED with that series and remember being baffled when they ‘upgraded’ her and made her 17! I totally agree with all your picks, Magan! I would love to visit the castle in ToG and yesss to ice cream in Second Chance Summer.

August 10, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Randi M - I’ve read Cinder and many many Nancy Drew books out of these, but I completely concur with visiting London and any kind of castles. I’ve been meaning to read Second Chance Summer, and I think a lake would be a nice place to spend the summer, even though the reason her family’s there is a heartbreaking one.

Great post, ladies! 🙂

August 9, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Kristen Evey - Oh, these are so fun! Out of these I’ve only read Mary Poppins (um, yes please let’s jump into chalk drawings and go on awesome adventures!) and Nancy Drew. From the setting descriptions of the others I want to read them too, especially Cinder and Throne of Glass. 🙂

August 9, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - So I’ve adored the other girls’ posts and this one is no exception. I’m loving this idea. 🙂

Estelle – Somehow I made it out of childhood without reading Mary Poppins! It’s always been a book I felt I should read (& I certainly know enough people who swear by it), but it’s never been a top priority for me unfortunately. It wasn’t until the Olympics that my interest in it resurfaced. Thankfully I work in a bookstore and can easily get my hands on a copy.

Oh, Nancy Drew. ♥ Unlike Mary Poppins (which I didn’t even know was a SERIES!!), Nancy Drew is very familiar to me and was a massive part of my childhood. I couldn’t wait to get home from school everyday and curl up with another Nancy Drew book. Despite the sheer number of books, I’ve been wanting to go back and reread the series.

Magan – Oh my gosh Cinder. That’s my go-to recommendation at work (I’ve even pushed it on a few coworkers :)).

I’m SO excited for Throne of Glass! I have yet to see a single negative thing said about this book.

August 9, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Roxy - Ooh I love all the books you have mentioned. I actually read Moonglass on the beach and I felt so connected with the book and when I was younger I always, always read Nancy Drew. No matter what. As for Second Chance Summer, I’m reading that right now. It’s amazing! I always love Morgan Matson’s books! 🙂

August 9, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Hooray for traveling through books! I think it’s great how we can visit new places, even when we’re stuck at home or at work or on the subway.

I love all the settings that you guys mentioned in your post! For the ones I’ve read (Cinder, Nancy Drew & Throne of Glass), I would definitely be interested in checking out some of the places mentioned in those books. And for the ones I haven’t, they sound SO GOOD. I really need to get on with reading those books!

August 9, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - That logo is awesome, FYI.

Estelle – I am a NANCY DREW FANGIRL. I love love your inclusion of Nancy Drew on this list! I am totally with you – sometimes thinking of books and their settings really just reminds me where I was when I read them!

Magan – dude, Second Chance Summer. What a vividly beautiful book. I loved how Morgan Matson described the flags that would be waved on each pier – that stands out to me so much!

August 9, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh yes to Crystal Cove! Jessi Kirby told me next time I’m in Cali she’d take me on a personal tour… I say we all make this happen 🙂 haha

Cousins Beach from The Summer I Turned Pretty is another beach type setting I’ve always wanted to visit; however, it’s not real 🙁 I know, so sad.

I am DYING to see this glass castle that’s mentioned in Throne of Glass. Eeeeep!