Category Archive: Book Reviews

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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May 28 2016

Book Review #NewToYou2016 A Broken Race by Jean Davis @CafPress

This dystopian novel has an interesting social commentary. It reminded me of the story of Moses leading his people to the desert. The character number-names were a unique and interesting idea, but took me out of the story at times as I tried to keep everyone straight. There was a lot of reassurance in how …

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May 13 2016

#BoutOfBooks 16 Day 5 #freakyboutofbooks and #IWSG Parallels and #RelayForLife

#freakyboutofbooks on the blog of @JLenniDorner #boutofbooks

I won my copy of this excellent book from Sandra Cox’s giveaway. L. G. Keltner — Felix Was Here — The story reminds me of the Stepford Wives. It also reminds me of the book The Invasion of Tearling, the Lily parts that I loved so much. A great short story that I can imagine …

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May 12 2016

#BoutofBooks 16 Day 4 If You Like This, Try This @jk_rowling @PatrickRothfuss #NewToYou2016

Harry Potter versus King Killer image

  5 stars is NOT enough. Here’s 10. Stop everything you are doing. Call off work, order pizza, hire a babysitter– whatever it takes. You need to read this book NOW. Top priority. Yes, it is that great. If you liked Harry Potter, and have since reached adulthood, it’s time to graduate to The Kingkiller …

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May 11 2016

#BoutOfBooks 16 Day 3 with My 5 Fav Colorful Covers and my 3 @VictoriaAveyard reviews

REVIEWS of books read today: “There is nothing so terrible as a story untold.” Not just writing motivation, but a quote that explains the reason for this story. The lack of world building could make comprehending this difficult for anyone who hasn’t read Red Queen. It’s a good story, an interesting one. Nice romance. In …

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May 09 2016

#BoutofBooks 16 Day 1 #insixwords nemophilist, quirky, determined, dreamer, inspiration’s Master

#boutofbooks 15 January 2016 https://t.co/CODzmX1z5E #insixwordsWriter, Blogger, Lenni-Lenape, persevering, creative — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) January 5, 2016 My #insixwords from January is still accurate! But here are six more: nemophilist quirky determined dreamer inspiration’s Master The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) by Patrick Rothfuss A fantastic book that trickles in like …

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Apr 26 2016

Signed up for #boutofbooks 16

I’ve talked about it in so many posts over the past six weeks (at least) that if you DIDN’T see this coming… well, you must be new here. (Seriously, it’s my Featured Share on Mondays!) I’m very excited to be in the reading marathon. All of April was spent blogging and blog commenting. I’ve written, …

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Apr 10 2016

Allegiant Book Review #NewToYou2016

Allegiant by Veronica Roth My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great book filled with plenty of emotion. There are excellent character arcs. Self-sacrifice, love, family, protection, and survival are all well integrated. Symbolism pops up. Allegiant even manages to be politically relevant to the 2016 election. Humans try to better themselves. They …

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Jan 19 2016

#BoutofBooks #NewToYou2016 Reviews The Maine Woods and Invisible Cities plus Giveaway wrap up

Congratulations to @anbpowers Anita- the winner. GIVEAWAY Blog Hop – Hello my name is https://t.co/QISRa7Ru5D pic.twitter.com/EFR5S9DRgm — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) January 19, 2016 In the “Hello my name is” giveaway, I asked people to describe my blog. Those who did said this: . The Maine Woods By Henry David Thoreau I have not read this …

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Dec 30 2015

End of the year Book Reviews part 2 #NewToYouRC #FirstReads

The Martian This book was impossible to put down. It’s intelligent, hilarious, and suspenseful. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes comedy (especially sarcastic wit), drama, realistic fiction, science, thrillers, or suspense. There’s even a romance between two minor characters. It’s a remarkable book that will restore your faith in humanity. I have farmed …

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Dec 29 2015

End of the year Book Reviews part 1 #NewToYouRC #FirstReads

A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman This book reads the way a TV documentary sounds. Chapter 3 has valuable insights and I wish more people knew these details. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in history, especially early American history. A fascinating factoid from the book: Pennsylvania’s homicide rate …

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Sep 24 2015

Day 11 #TackleTBR Read-a-thon Review of Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection and Bookish Scavenger Hunt

#TackleTBR template from @TresSherm. Day of the week/Date: Day 11 Sept 24 Thursday What I read today: Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection ; A Lenape Among the Quakers Today’s finished books: Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection Total number of finished books: 6 Titles of finished books: Sam’s …

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Sep 21 2015

Day 8 #TackleTBR Read-a-thon Review of The Colorado Kid

Had a great time at the #TackleTBR Twitter chat that was 13 questions long. Thanks @TresSherm and @PrincessicaOB for the good times and perfect pace. #TackleTBR template from @TresSherm Day of the week/Date: Day 8 Sept 21 Monday What I read today: Novelsmithing, The Colorado Kid Today’s finished books: — Total number of finished books: …

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Sep 19 2015

It be Day 6 of #TackleTBR and #TalkLikeAPirateDay so there be a review of Pirate Dave and his Randy Adventures by @robynpeterman

#TackleTBR template from @TresSherm Day ‘o th’ week and date, matey: Day 6 Sept 19 SatARRday What I read this day: Pirate Dave and his Randy Adventures, The Colorado Kid This day’s treasure looted: Pirate Dave and his Randy Adventures Total number of ships in me fleet: 4 Me captured ships be called: Sam’s Story, …

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Sep 18 2015

Day 5 #TackleTBR Read-a-thon Review of The Invasion of the Tearling

#TackleTBR template from @TresSherm Day of the week/Date: Day 5 Sept 18 Friday What I read today: The Invasion of the Tearling Today’s finished books: The Invasion of the Tearling Total number of finished books: 3 Titles of finished books: Sam’s Story, The Richest Man in Babylon — Six Laws of Wealth, The Invasion of …

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Sep 16 2015

Day 3 #TackleTBR Read-a-thon Review of The Richest Man in Babylon

#TackleTBR template from @TresSherm Day of the week/Date: Day 3 Sept 16 Monday What I read today: The Richest Man in Babylon — Six Laws of Wealth Today’s finished books: The Richest Man in Babylon — Six Laws of Wealth Total number of finished books: 2 Titles of finished books: Sam’s Story, The Richest Man …

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Sep 15 2015

Day 2 #TackleTBR Read-a-thon with a Review of @mesummerbooks Sam’s Story

#TackleTBR template from @TresSherm Day of the week/Date: Day 2 Sept 15 Monday What I read today: Sam’s Story, The Invasion of the Tearling Today’s finished books: Sam’s Story Total number of finished books: 1 Titles of finished books: Sam’s Story Sam’s Story by Mary Elizabeth Summer My rating: 5 of 5 stars This short …

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