Jan 15 2018

#BoutOfBooks 21 Read-a-Thon #RAT Book Review and Wrap-Up

#boutofbooks readathon Jan 2018

I’m took part in the Bout of Books 21 Read-a-thon from Jan 8 to 14.

My goal for Bout of Books 21 was to read and review 3 books.
I managed only two.

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, January 8 and runs through Sunday, January 14 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


Book Spine Poetry

Stack books so that the book titles make a sentence or a short poem. Funny, serious; anything’s good! Take a photo and post it on your blog or tweet it with hashtag #bookspinepoetry #BoutofBooks

The day 7 challenge was to leave a review.

Book Review

LOST!: A themed anthology 2017 4 star rating image on the blog of @JLenniDorner

It was a good anthology. There are a lot of stories featuring religion, grief, or friendship as major plot points. (I am one of the authors in this book.)

My favorites (in order of publication) :
Christmas Letter by Robin Currie — I like this for the raw honesty the character hangs on to in the end.
The Ambassador by Caroline Grace — This chilling story feels very plausible. Excellent read.
Sea Princess by Autumn Fenton — Excellent imagery. Very realistic.
Matilijas by C. Lee McKenzie — Very powerful and well-written.
Nan’s Spirit by J Lenni Dorner — I wrote it, so yes, I love it. Hopefully it makes people think.
Scattered Debris by Jaimi-Lynn Smith — Anyone have some extra tissues? Is there a cardiologist in the house? My heart needs to be sewn back together, please!
The Lucky Ones by Susan Van Sciver — Whoa. This is fantastic writing! I’m not sure how it didn’t win. I hope this author publishes a book, because I want to buy it.

This book had some authors that were new to me. There were also some stories with diversity.
try something new square 2018 book reading challenge

Challenge Progress

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
LOST!: A themed anthology 2017

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