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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Book Trailer for COHF Debuts Tomorrow

Ooooooh Mundie Moms, the City of Heavenly Fire book trailer will be live tomorrow!!! There are not enough exclamation points to express our true level of excitement. Here's what Cassie had to say on her tumblr:

The book trailer for #CoHF is almost here! Tune into CBS @TheInsider on Friday 5/16 at 7pm ET for the reveal!


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I think the world in which we're apart of is awesome. Why? Because it's so diverse. I can't imagine our world being anything but. I love how diverse our society is. No one person is alike. While we may have similar likes/dislikes, beliefs, and no forth, not one of us is exactly alike. Can you imagine how boring it would be if we all were exactly alike, like all the time. Life is diverse. No one day will be like the other, well unless you're stuck in the movie Groundhog. Please tell me someone besides me has seen that movie. haha

To me the word DIVERSITY means differences, acceptance, and being proud of who you are. The dictionary's definition of Diversity is: "the state of being diverse; variety; a range of different things." I feel that books need to do a better job at embracing diversity.

In our day in age we have this incredible selection of books. Unlike when I was growing up, you can now find just about any kind of book you're looking. So why is there an issue with diversity in books? Diversity in books should be a given. At least that's what I think. Books are amazing. Some books reflect the world around us, others allow us to imagine our own incredible worlds that we'd want to escape to for a bit, other's give us perspective, teach us something, and provide us an education. Regardless, books offer so much to the reader. Whether it's to escape real life for a bit, to be a shoulder to lean on, a place to find our voice, or to gain experience from, books are essential.

Growing up a reader, books made an impression on me at a young age. They taught me things, and introduced me cultures and different ways of life that existed outside of my own. I was amazed, and fascinated to learn anything and everything I could from reading. My kids now have this amazing selection of books to choose from. I only wish I had a fraction of the selection they have when I was growing up. Though there is a vast, beautiful selection of books out there for readers young and old alike, the selection of diverse books is still incredibly small. Sadly I feel that selection is often times hard to find in the ever growing YA and MG book world.

We need more diverse books for kids and teens so that everyone can grow up reading something they can relate to, or see themselves in. We need more diverse books so that a reader doesn't have to feel alone. We need more diverse books so that no one has to feel like they're the only ones. We need more diverse books so that when someone is looking for a book, they don't have to feel isolated because there is no book out there for them. Our society struggles enough with being openly accepting of diverse people. Why not start the change in books. It's funny how overly accepting we are of characters in books, but not so much people in real life.

"Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." Ola Joseph 

City of Lost Souls Read-A-Long: Chapter 14

Hello & welcome to day #14 of our City of Lost Souls Read-A-Long. You can find out more about the read along and find the schedule here. There is no right or wrong way to participate. Your comments can be as long or as short as you'd like them to be. 

Today's discussion is about the Chapter 14: As Ashes

Chapter 14
  • I really liked getting to understand Jocelyn a little bit more in this chapter. After reading about her looking back on the day she married Valentine, her love for Luke, and the mistakes she's made with Clary, I realized that Clary and her are a lot of like. They are passionate, driven, and once they strongly believe in something, they'll risk everything for it. I admire them for it. I loved seeing Luke & Jocelyn interact and talk about how long they've loved each other for. I admire Jocelyn for admitting her mistakes, even though at the time she thought she was doing the right thing. Did your feelings or thoughts toward Jocelyn change at all after reading this chapter?
  • It was a sweet moment reading about Jace holding Clary. Do you thing Clary was really drugged at the club? 
  • Sebastian is making me mad. I feel like I should know what he's up to, but then just as I feel I've got it figured out, something happens in the chapter and then I feel like I'm back to square one and have no idea what he's doing. We know he's up to know good. What do you think Sebastian is up to?
Please DO NOT POST SPOILERS. There's some fans who are joining the read-a-long who are reading Clockwork Prince for the first time.