Category: Book Reviews

Jan 12 2019

Book Reviews and Day 6 of #BoutOfBooks has a Dreamcast (Not the Video Game System)

Drawing from The Alchemist

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Dream cast Share your dream cast for a book that hasn’t been adapted yet I read that as Dreamcast… Perhaps that is why I decided to go with a book that has a videogame system as a big part of the plot twist/ meet cute: Strangely, Incredibly Good by …

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Jan 10 2019

Rave #BookReview During #Boutofbooks 24

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Synopsis Rewrite Take a favorite book and re-write the synopsis (book description) from the point of view of the non-main character It was difficult to pick which book I wanted to use for this. I’m going with this one because I think I can do the challenge well using …

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Dec 31 2018

Blogging All About These Sparkling Last Book Reviews of 2018

PA foods in the book I Saw Santa in Pennsylvania by JD Green

This is it! The last post of book reviews this year. I had planned to read and review 50 books this year. I only managed 32. (That’s a 64%.) #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #BeatTheBacklist (TBR before 2018) = weather Some reading goals from 2018, updated for the last time: Read 8 Speculative Fiction books — 10 …

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Dec 30 2018

The Definition of Honor and a Book Review

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The noun HONOR is defined as strong admiration for someone for a distinct reason. I submit to you that the definition of HONOR is actually the ability to crush those under you because your peers and superiors consider it your right to do and believe that you would crush them the same way they would …

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Oct 25 2018

Four Book Reviews

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe I enjoyed the discussion of Chess. Hoyle (a game I’ve never heard of) comes up next, which I’m guessing is like poker, based on the book’s description. Telling me about a library in Paris… that’s always a quick way to entice this reader! I learned …

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Sep 24 2018

Fun Readathon! Wrap-Up for #TackleTBR and #BookReview Times Two

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 9/21: Challenge & Giveaway at Wishful Endings Challenge: Initials Challenge This challenge is to find books to represent your initials. J— L — D — The Jakkattu Vector by P.K. Tyler; Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn by Jean R. Soderlund; Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie 9/22: …

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Sep 20 2018

Book Review #TackleTBR #Punchbowl of Books #NationalPunchDay

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s Challenge: IT WAS HERE, ON MY BLOG! Punchbowl of books! List three to five books that “mix well together” even though they’re from different authors and maybe even different genres. Here’s my answer= The five key ingredients to J Lenni Dorner’s punchbowl of books: base – A NYC celebrity …

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Sep 06 2018

Book Review on #ReadABookDay to #BeatTheBacklist #PlutoLives

My backlist is host to a wide variety of books from many genres. This one happens to be from the non-fiction science section. The Universe (Collins Discover)- August 8, 2006 – by Peter Grego Overall, a pretty good book. It felt like a mini-textbook to me, like the ones from school days in the 1980/90’s. …

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Aug 24 2018

Exciting Readathon #Reading and #BookReview Results on Challenge Days 2 to 5 of #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Challenges: Day 2= Book Plot Emoji Tell the plot of a book with emojis. See below! Day 3= Literary Villain Who are your favorite literary bad guys? Maven Calore Ryzek Noavek Aro, Jane The Eyes in the Shadows The Chandrian Dexter Day 4= Book Trip Share books set in places you …

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Aug 20 2018

Readathon #Reading, #insixwords, latest #BookReview — Announcing Day 1 of #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Today’s challenge: Introduce yourself #insixwords Logophile #Leo with a birthday tomorrow. During Bout of Books 22, one of the challenges was to find a book from the year you were born. I posted a book I dug up from 1979. For Bout of Books 23, I finally read it! Day of …

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Aug 12 2018

Best-selling Book Review and a Crazy Update

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard I love the lightning in the diamond glass crown on the cover. Everything that I felt should have happened and needed to happen came through in this speculative fiction/ urban fantasy/ future fantasy book. Though I would still like to know how some blood becomes silver, even though I realize …

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Jul 10 2018

#BookReview and Day Ten of #NaNoProMo is About Book Club Marketing

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! What experiences have you had with book club marketing as an author? “If you join solely to promote your book, website, or group and do not enter any of our discussions, you are spamming our group and your self-promoting …

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May 21 2018

Reviews #BoutOfBooks and #BlogTour #BookTour

I read three books during this read-a-thon. #boutofbooks #bob22igchallenge wrap-up = 3 books read King's Cage @victoriaaveyard V-card @aliciamichaelsauthor 500 low glycemic index recipes (Logue) A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on May 21, 2018 at 9:02pm PDT King’s Cage #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic This book has important (though unnatural) weather, and therefore counts toward …

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Mar 26 2018

Review of Be Insta Famous – Social Media Journal

This was one of the items in the A to Z pre-challenge survey prize pack. Be Insta Famous – Social Media Journal- Doodle Book https://t.co/zDjOqZMygp — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) March 23, 2018 I filled out some of the pages from the book here: My Likes: Writing Books Trees Supporting Diversity Debut Authors My Dislikes: …

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Feb 26 2018

Reading Red Blog All About It Challenge and Book Review

There’s some beautiful red in that #AtoZchallenge logo. Jeremy does fantastic work. Check out this red license plate my friend spotted! Red letters on a red car showcasing a red state. Crabs on boxer shorts. Maybe that’s not well thought out, eh? Hey look, a stocking for ME! Ho ho ho. This is my favorite …

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Jan 26 2018

Got Goals hop and Review-a-thon

gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za How has 2018 been treating you? I’ve been reading about the Cape Town, South Africa water drought crisis. That’s terrible! I’ve yet to see anything that suggests how to help (as an ordinary person from another country). Though, short of chipping a chunk of glacier off of Antarctica and hauling it up there, I’m …

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Jan 15 2018

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

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 …

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Dec 31 2017

Book Review-a-thon

paranormalbookreviews-kelly.blogspot.com/p/review-thon.html #FlightsOfFantasy #DiversityBingo2017 #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #NewToMe2017 Ghost Stories of the Lehigh Valley by Charles J. Adams III, David J. Seibold #NewToMe2017 A good book with several stories I’ve heard around before, and some I’ve encountered myself. I do wish my Lenni-Lenape people were portrayed better in this book though. The Rusty Nail Bar in Palmerton …

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Dec 19 2017

#NewAsh and Book Reviews

#NewAsh The New Adult Scavenger Hunt Be sure to visit TODAY to learn what I like most about December! You’ll also have a chance at a $5 Amazon giftcard! newadultscavengerhunt.com #FlightsOfFantasy #DiversityBingo2017 #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #NewToMe2017 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes I think many people would benefit from reading this book, as it offers a …

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Sep 25 2017

#TackleTBR WrapUp 2017

The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. It runs from September 11th through 24th 2017 with the goal of diminishing our to-read pile of books. All books in any format and source count and you do not have to be a blogger to participate. There are challenges and giveaways as well. You …

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