Category Archive: Book Reviews

Jan 27 2017

Goals and Book Reviews and Bingo #NewToMe2017 #FlightsOfFantasy #DiversityBingo2017

Bucket List. 2017 Resolution: This year I resolve to finish at least one of my big writing projects. 2017 Goals: Finish a big writing project Keep Supporting Diverse Books Be part of 5 blog hops/fests Keep rocking the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome Contribute more to the #atozchallenge Enter 4 writing contests Participate in …

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Jan 09 2017

My #BoutOfBooks 18 Wrap Up and Book Review #NewToMe2017 #FlightsOfFantasy

Testament: The Trial by Edward V’Kanty @Edward_VKanty This book has strong and very explicit violence, sexual content, and drinking. It is not for the faint of heart. However, if you want a book that blends historical fiction (1665), fantasy (assuming one counts possible witchcraft and voodoo as fantasy), and erotica (including and especially the more …

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Jan 08 2017

My #BoutOfBooks 18 Book Reviews #BoBBookToMovie #BookSpinePoetryBoB #BoBIfYouLikeThis

Days 3, 4, 5, 6 Book to Movie Have a book you think would make an excellent movie? Now’s your chance to share it! Go as big or as simple as you want. Share fanart, casting choices, or just a book or series you think would be OUTSTANDING on the big screen. Use the hashtags …

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Jan 03 2017

My #BoutOfBooks 18 Day 1 Book Review and #InSixWords

Reader, SpecFic Writer, Debut Author Interviewer #InSixWords #BoutOfBooks — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) January 3, 2017 Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho @ohjoy — #DiversityBingo2017 What a fantastic book with which to kick off 2017! I picked this up on a whim during an Amazon sale, and …

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Dec 29 2016

Book Reviews from December #NewToYou2016

Cosmic Seasoning: A Collection of Short Stories By L.G. Keltner July 29, 2015 This collection of speculative fiction stories was very fun to read. I enjoyed the “Polite Letter of Complaint” with the line: I would never insult such a rotund, mentally-deficient, greedy despot such as yourself. There are some news-relevant, deep stories mixed in …

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Nov 29 2016

#NewToYou2016 Book Reviews, Goals, and NaNoWriMo Ate My Brain

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6442 — UP 108 from last month Download the update for my blog theme Keep Supporting Diverse Books Be part of 4 blog hops/fests. Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads Rewrite and edit my urban fantasy novel, then get the new …

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Oct 28 2016

Nightmare Before Nanowrimo – Goals, Book Reviews, and Flash Fiction for Spooktoberfest

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6334 — UP 47 from last month Download the update for my blog theme Keep Supporting Diverse Books Be part of 4 blog hops/fests. Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads Rewrite and edit my urban fantasy novel, then get the new …

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Sep 27 2016

#TackleTBR Day 15 Wrap Up, Book Reviews, and Childhood Favorite

DAY OF THE CHALLENGE/DATE = Day 15, Sept 26 Book Read: The Soul of Wit By Oloris Publishing Pages Read: appx 29 (word count divided by 475 = page count for a 6″ x 9″ book ~~ Words: 16,550) Review: *I am one of the authors in this anthology. This is a short, easy read. …

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Sep 23 2016

#TackleTBR Day 12 Update Book Review of The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle The Thing Beneath the Bed by Patrick Rothfuss

DAY OF THE CHALLENGE/DATE = Day 12, Sept 23 Book Read: The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed Pages Read: 72 Review: This hilarious short story is fantastic. It isn’t for children, as it says, unless the child has a very dark sense of humor perhaps. There are three …

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Sep 14 2016

#TackleTBR Day 3 Update Book Review The Perihelix by @jemima_pett

DAY OF THE CHALLENGE/DATE = Day 3, Sept 14 Book Read: The Perihelix by @jemima_pett Pages Read: 307 Review: Willis Group Holdings can’t catch a break. In 2009, after spending millions of dollars, the iconic Sears Tower in Chicago was renamed Willis Tower. But in the far, far, far future of The Perihelix, the building …

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Aug 29 2016

#boutofbooks Bout of Books 17 Day 7 and Wrap-up plus #OABookclub read

I finished SIX books during Bout of Books 17! I read On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King This was the #OABookclub pick for August. http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2016/08/august-oabookclub.html I enjoyed the book, especially toward the end when Stephen King went into details about being hit by a van and the long …

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Aug 26 2016

#boutofbooks Bout of Books 17 Day 5 and Goals

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6228 — UP 53 from last month Download the update for my blog theme Keep Supporting Diverse Books Be part of 4 blog hops/fests. Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads 1 down! 1 planned for this weekend! Rewrite and edit my …

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Aug 25 2016

#boutofbooks Bout of Books 17 Day 4

I read Rich Dad Poor Dad. A motivational book on the philosophy of finance. You need to learn what an asset is and how to acquire enough of them to have a steady passive-income — the book drives that lesson home, but doesn’t exactly give a step-by-step guide on how precisely to do it. (Though, …

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Aug 24 2016

#boutofbooks and #shelfie4boutofbooks on Bout of Books 17 Day 3

I finished reading: This book is more political and sociological than it is financial. Be ready for the financial side of the pro-choice/ pro-life debate. It isn’t about morals, religion, or emotion– it’s numbers and data (though the other points are brought up). It will make you wonder if abortion is a costly and violent …

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Aug 23 2016

#boutofbooks Day 2 Bout of Books 17

Read- Masters of the Nonsenseverse: A Get Fuzzy Collection by Darby Conley Another fantastic collection. It’s clear that Darb has a thick, rich vocabulary and isn’t afraid to use it. Bravo. There are some jokes that reference the 2012 presidential election (Bucky is a Republican, Rob and Satchel are liberal Democrats). This collection had several …

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Aug 22 2016

#boutofbooks 17 Bout of Books Day 1

Need help? We have #boutofbooks experts: @Kelsenator @JLenniDorner @Odrah @palmerspageturn @sharlenesays & @yogikai — Bout of Books (@boutofbooks) August 23, 2016 To kick of #boutofbooks 17, I read a book by a debut author I’ve interviewed. The power, energy, and feel of rock concerts seep out of the beginning of this New Adult book. Can …

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Jun 30 2016

OA Book Club Review @OpAwesome6 of Me Before You #NewToYou2016

The writing itself seems to be well done. The characters are fleshed out properly. I could have done without the head-hopping chapters. Will talks about Paris, and what it’s like to know he’ll never be able to experience it the same way again. It’s the reason most of us don’t spend inordinate amounts of times …

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Jun 17 2016

Summer 2016 Mini Bloggiesta -Review of books by @RoxanneRhoads @angelaackerman @beccapuglisi #NewToYou2016

Check out Tsu, Booklikes, and Booktropolous Check out The Book Blogger Directory, Book Blogger List, YA Book Blog Directory, and The Indie View Contact @RoxanneRhoads about making a connection between her booktour service and my Operation Awesome Debut Author Spotlight My two reviews are below. On my sidebar, I centered the WHAT-ARE-THEY video, reordered some …

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Jun 03 2016

Book Review of Friends and Lovers By @csolet_pen

A good short story that shows how much one bold statement, one brave moment, can change a life. Believable characters. Good flow. Well-written and easy to read.

May 30 2016

Review of Sign of the Green Dragon by @cleemckenzie #NewToYou2016

I received this ARC free from the mailing list. My review and rating are honest. This was an exciting adventure book for young people. There’s diversity in the characters. Emotion was well-done. The settings are spectacularly fleshed out. (I want to live in the cave house!) If you cut down an early Harry Potter book …

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