Aug 26 2017

#BoutOfBooks 20 Read-a-Thon #RAT Book Review and #challenge Love to Hate

#boutofbooks august 2017

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 20 Read-a-thon from August 21 to 27.

You’ll find a challenge over there on Friday, Aug 25, created by yours truly!

Birthday celebrating reader, writer, author interviewer. #InSixWords

My goals for Bout of Books 20 are not just to read a lot of books (I’m hoping to read and review at least 5), but also to connect! So if you’re taking part as well, or if you love to read and have some social media accounts, let me know!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21 and runs through Sunday, August 27 in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


Love to hate

Who’s the character you LOVE to HATE? For today’s challenge, share with us one (or more!) of the characters you love to hate.

We’re narrowing it down to fictional people? (Probably for the best…)

From Space Cats from Space, I #LoveToHate Admiral Fluffybutt.
(My primary reason is that my assistant goes into a fit of giggles every time that name comes up.)

And from The Wise Man’s Fear, I #LoveToHate Felurian.
(See, it’s a LOVE to hate challenge… and if you read the book, you might want to fist bump me for this one.)


Book Review

War and Pieces: Season 1, Episode 1 (Frayed Fairy Tales) by Tia Silverthorne Bach, Ferocious 5, N.L. Greene
4 star rating image on the blog of @JLenniDorner
This is a serial series.

In literature, a serial is a printed format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in sequential installments. — wikipedia

As such, it is just the opening of a book. No lesson is learned. (Except two of the children being scolded briefly.) All the characters are the same at the beginning as they are at the end. It’s just the set up for a book.
And that is why this is very hard to review! I didn’t find any errors, so that’s good. And I’m curious as to what’s next, so that’s good, too.

#FlightsOfFantasy #SpecFic #NewToMe2017 (I have not read these authors or this book before)
#50 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Fairy Tales
#87 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
#215 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales

I’ve always wanted more stories about the Grimm fairy tale character Rose Red (sister of Snow White). This book opens with just that. Rose is happily married, but she longs to have children of her own. Therefore, she bends the rules (or flat out breaks them, really) to improve her fertility odds. How far will she go, and what will the repercussions be of her actions and choices? That’s a question for a subsequent book in the serial series.

Challenge Progress

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow
Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes & Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week by Melissa d’Arabian
The Snowman: Prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries by Yolanda Renée
Summoning a Dragon by Lori Whyte
War and Pieces by Tia Silverthorne Bach, Ferocious 5, N.L. Greene

Hey… has anyone else spotted the “My Kindle Notes & Highlights” on Goodreads? Is that only after you write a review? This is a very handy feature!

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