Category: Book Reviews

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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Aug 29 2015

The Queen of the Tearling #Book #Review (extensive version)

Amazon.com Widgets This feels like a debut author novel. There are many pages of long blocks of text. Different scenes are told from different points of view. This is a publishing anomaly that breaks many “rules” agents, editors, and respected writing sites and books have taught as the standard for this era in publishing. Including …

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Aug 19 2015

#boutofbooks 14 MASH #bookreview #writetip and #query update with thanks to @NaomiLHughes

QUERY UPDATE! Thanks to Naomi Hughes @NaomiLHughes, I have a new and (fingers crossed) awesome query letter. Here’s the main part: Thoughts? DAY 3 Here’s my MASH for the Rocky Top Real Talk #boutofbooks challenge. I looked for an online version of the game. Sadly, the categories were not customizable. (If someone finds one that …

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Aug 18 2015

#BoutOfBooks 14 Day 2 #BoutOfBooksHunt and #BookReview of Writing Fantasy Heroes

Goal Template Time Devoted to Reading: I will be reading all week. I read for 4 hours today. #BoutOfBooksHunt Amazon.com Widgets My Goals: I intend to finish two books that I started reading already. I will read at least one book on the craft of writing. I hope to read one book aimed to improve …

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Aug 17 2015

#FictionalWorldTravel #BoutofBooks 14

Today’s challenge is from Between Library Shelves. List 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one you currently reside in. List the books of choice and display them how you wish. BE CREATIVE! Use the hashtag #FictionalWorldTravel From my Goodreads to-read shelf. Eat My Globe: One Year to …

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Aug 15 2015

Goals for #BoutofBooks 14

Goal Template Time Devoted to Reading: I will be reading all week. My Goals I intend to finish two books that I started reading already. I will to read at least one book on the craft of writing. I hope to read one book aimed to improve health. I desire to read a fantasy book. …

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Aug 07 2015

Fantasy Blog Tour for the War of Six Crowns Books

The Vanished Knight by M Gerrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Callan is a wonderful rare character. She’s a foster child in England. But she might be from a fantasy world. The book sits on the edge between Portal and Urban Fantasy. The relatable story of this “Anne-like-luck” girl getting a new family that …

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