Aug 19 2015

#boutofbooks 14 MASH #bookreview #writetip and #query update with thanks to @NaomiLHughes

QUERY UPDATE!
Thanks to Naomi Hughes @NaomiLHughes, I have a new and (fingers crossed) awesome query letter. Here’s the main part:
Query for Fantasy book by @JLenniDorner copyright 2015
Thoughts?



Bout of Books


DAY 3




@JLenniDorner MASH for the #boutofbooks challenge

Here’s my MASH for the Rocky Top Real Talk #boutofbooks challenge.
I looked for an online version of the game. Sadly, the categories were not customizable. (If someone finds one that is, please let me know!)
As you can see, I MASHed my way to Penn State (which is where I really did go to college) and majored in Philosophy (nope, I majored in English), I married my favorite author– myself (hilarious), and settled down in Philadelphia (which is true for part of the year) where I live in my mansion (ha ha ha… sure I do). And I’m a psychologist now. (Don’t look to carefully at that diploma.) I am having 237 children with myself. (Hermaphrodites unite!)
Each of my 80 girls and 157 boys purchase my books and write reviews because I’ve used my psychology powers on them! And, when that fails, I beat them with long philosophical debates. #humor


This has been an awesome challenge. Thanks for the laughs. How did yours go, if you took part?



Goal Template

Time Devoted to Reading:
I will be reading all week.
3 hours today so far.



My Goals:
I intend to finish two books that I started reading already. ~ 1 down!
I will read at least one book on the craft of writing. Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
I hope to read one book aimed to improve health.Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
I desire to read a fantasy book.Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
I plan to get two more check marks on my Popsugar 2015 reading challenge.~ 1 down! Please see update below.
Partake in a #BoutofBooks Twitter chat. Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
Visit the Bout of Books challenges.
Add two books to my Amazon Wishlist / Goodreads to-read list as a result of this challenge. Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal



Book Read and Reviewed:
This is the thirtieth book I’ve read this year. My review of @MGerrick1‘s other book can be found on my “Fantasy Blog Tour for the War of Six Crowns” post.

The Heir's Choice (The War of Six Crowns, #2)The Heir’s Choice by M Gerrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Two has the ending I craved after reading the first book. This portal fantasy is well-written. The characters are interesting. A story with unexpected twists and turns. I enjoyed it immensely. Book Three will be on my reading list for sure.

I’d like to take a moment to showcase one of the fantastic character relationships created in this book. In this scene, a character transforms/ grows up. It not only shows the sort of relationships this author has written, but also the brand of humor that is sprinkled throughout the story.
Scene from The Heir's Choice by @MGerrick1 reviewed by @JLenniDorner



Here’s a scene where the author managed to describe a physical characteristic in a fun and inventive way without reliance on just adjectives for a color. Many new writers struggle with this, so consider this a #writetip:
Scene from The Heir's Choice by @MGerrick1 reviewed by @JLenniDorner


This last scene just happens to be my favorite scene in The Heir’s Choice.
Scene from The Heir's Choice by @MGerrick1 reviewed by @JLenniDorner



In case you wondered, yes, I did get permission from the author to put those exceprts in this blog post.
Permission email from @MGerrick1 to @JLenniDorner Aug 2015
Why does the age matter? Because that’s ONE MORE CHECK on the Popsugar Reading Challenge!



Books to Read:


TWO prizes are up for grabs on my blog this week! An $8 (US) Amazon e giftcard and a Kindle ebook.

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Popsugar Reading Challenge Update @JLenniDorner

New Authors seeking New Escapes 2015 reading challenge

#NewToYouRC read something 'new' to you in 2015 and review it
#FirstReads book by an author that @JLenniDorner had not read before



We should make a social connection.


@JLenniDorner on Twitter WhatAreThey on Facebook pages Author J Lenni Dorner on G+ JLenniDorner on Pinterest Author page of J Lenni Dorner on Amazon friend J Lenni Dorner on Goodreads 

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    • Misha on August 20, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Thanks lots for the great review. 🙂
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    1. Thanks for the great story!

    • Misha on August 20, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Also, your story sounds like something I’d love to read. 🙂
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    1. I promise that one day I shall give you that oppertunity. 🙂

  1. You’re doing well on the reading challenge. Are you stuck on any of those categories?
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    1. Thanks.

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