Tag Archive: #FirstReads

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 28 2015

#TackleTBR Read-a-thon Wrap-Up Post #FirstReads #NewToYouRC

#TackleTBR template from @TresSherm. Progress made, but not finished: Total number of finished books: 6 Titles of finished books: Sam’s Story, The Richest Man in Babylon — Six Laws of Wealth, The Invasion of the Tearling, Pirate Dave and his Randy Adventures, The Colorado Kid , Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection …

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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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Jul 23 2015

#FirstReads #NewToYouRC Book Review of How to Develop Story Tension: 13 Techniques plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages by @amydeardon

How to Develop Story Tension: 13 Techniques plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages by Amy Deardon My rating: 4 of 5 stars It was informative. The book itself is much shorter than portrayed. There is “extra” content. But the titled content is straightforward and well-explained. A useful book. …

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Jul 04 2015

Reviews of Books Read in June #firstreads #NewToYouRC

As promised in my goal post, here are the three books that I read in June. Reviewed at last! All of these authors were new to me (though they are not debut authors by any standard). I also managed to cross two off my 2015 reading challenge — A popular authors first book (according to …

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May 29 2015

Goals for June #WriteClub2015 #WW #FirstReads #NewToYouRC #NewAuthorsRC2015

  Here are my current goals and review of goals from the past:   The BIG MAIN GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) Survive at least another 40 years     2015 Goals:   Have 5000 Twitter followers ~ currently at 4390  — up 146 from last month! Update / redo what-are-they.com Download …

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May 11 2015

Review of The Imaginary Friend by @kellyhashway #boutofbooks #FirstReads #NewToYouRC

  Time Devoted to Reading I will be reading all week.   My Goals To finish three books by May 17, 2015.   Updates Monday Number of books I’ve read today: 1 Total number of books I’ve read: 1 Books: The Imaginary Friend by Kelly Hashway   My Review:   The Imaginary Friend by Kelly …

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Apr 26 2015

Portrait of a Lone Wolf by @Katalina_Leon #Book Tour #BookReview #FirstReads #NewToYouRC

Book Info   Series: Black Hills Wolves Book: Portrait of a Lone Wolf, Novella, #7 Publisher: Decadent   Book Blurb   A mixed-blood Native American wolf-shifter, abandoned by a teenage mother and ignored by an absentee father, Rio Waya has never fit in or felt worthy of love. But when he comes home to the …

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Apr 24 2015

A Goal Update to Gear up For #WRiTECLUB and Book Reviews #FirstReads #NewToYouRC #WorldBookNight

Here are my current goals and review of goals from the past:   The BIG MAIN GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) Survive at least another 40 years     2015 Goals: Publish something every week on this blog (Hmm… minor defeat!) Have 5000 Twitter followers ~ currently at 4244 — up 84 …

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Apr 11 2015

Book Review #firstreads #NewToYouRC and Vocabulary Words of Missing Sisters by Gregory Maguire

Missing Sisters by Gregory Maguire It’s an interesting read. There are strong references to the 1960s, which is when the book takes place. The book didn’t end as I suspected it would, which makes it intriguing. The characters felt real. There are scenes where the descriptions are very poetic. Excellent symmetry between the opening and …

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Jan 30 2015

Update of Goals, Dreams, and Plans

Here are my current goals and review of goals from the past:   It isn’t enough just to have a good list of goals. There also has to be a plan, some way to execute them. I feel strongly about my reading goals. Last year I didn’t keep track of everything I read, and I …

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Jan 27 2015

Using #writetip and #querytip to Express Myself plus a Book Review of Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson

  This will be split into three parts. The first will include a review of a book I finished reading on Jan 11. The second part will include tips from the Fellowship of Fantasy Writers tour. And the third will be tips from me. I’ve done this post using images so that you can PIN …

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Jan 25 2015

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin #FirstReads Book Review

I read this book because it was the Fantasy Faction book club” selection this month. My complete thoughts are on the forum, which contains spoilers. This book has gods and mortals, and ends with a great twist for both. There’s more going on in this story than normal. A few of the character names refer …

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Jan 24 2015

I made #timetoread WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014

My review of ” WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014 “ Special Notes: I am one of the authors who won a spot in this anthology. Proceeds from sales of “WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014” will benefit cancer patients in writing courses. Review:   There is something for nearly every fiction reader in this collection. My personal …

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Jan 10 2015

2015 Reading Challenge: #FirstReads

2015 Reading Challenge: #FirstReads   I was invited to join this through a friend on Goodreads.     Challenge Level: Lover     : Choose to read 26 – 50 New Authors   This is a list of authors I have not read before, but am planning to read this year.   J. Lenni’s reading-challenge-firstreads book …

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