Tag: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Sep 26 2019

Book Review #TackleTBR Magic at Midnight by Ronel Janse van Vuuren @miladyronel

I have finished reading Magic at Midnight by Ronel Janse van Vuuren @miladyronel ! 🎉 It has been a difficult month. I applied for a special event this month. Had my application idea and information last month so I’d be ready as soon as it was open. Somehow, it opened on the site but I …

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Aug 26 2019

Exquisite Readathon #boutofbooks 26 Wrap-up and #BookReviews #ODFS


Bout of Books 26 I was “birthday kidnapped,” and as such, I fell behind on update posts. Here’s a wrap-up! Exciting Readathon #Reading #insixwords Day 1 Recap #boutofbooks 26 #WEPFF #WEP #Poetry and #BoutofBooks 26 Day 2 Recap with Adaptations and Favorite #books Challenges: Wednesday 8/21 Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover View this post on …

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Aug 07 2019

Book Reviews on Book Hooks, and Tigers, and They Could Have Named Her Anything ~ Oh My! #bookreview

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During a recent conversation with a Twitter friend, I took a screenshot of my Kindle app, the library page showing the most recent downloads. Does it seem like I have an abnormally high number of books with women on the cover? 10 out of 16, or 63%, have women on the cover. It’s really just …

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Jul 27 2019

A Review of and Thoughts on “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”

I’m jaded. (J’s gonna go on a rant. It might upset some of you. There’s probably an X icon you could click to leave at any time.) I had read “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume before, as a sixth or seventh grader, because I had female friends who read it. …

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Jun 17 2019

The Infinite Pieces of Us #BookReview #Bechdel #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BeatTheBacklist


The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane Amazon Kindle genres: #14 in Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fiction eBooks #13 in Teen & Young Adult Romantic Comedy eBooks #9 in Teen & Young Adult Romantic Comedy GOODREADS GENRES: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Romance Publication Date: November 1, 2018 #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BeatTheBacklist Author I …

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May 17 2019

The Magic Misfits #BookReview and #BoutofBooks 25 #BookRecommendation #MustRead #FavAuthor

@penminion Jamie.Writer signed copies books #boutofbooks

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: If you like this, try that. Put your recommendations hat on, #boutofbooks-ers. For this challenge, pick a book, author, or trope (or whatever!) from your TBR and suggest similar books. View this post on Instagram Challenge: If you like this, try that. #bookstagram #books #boutofbooks #BoB25IGphoto #reading #readathon #reading📖 …

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May 15 2019

#BoutofBooks 25 Favorites and #Fandom #GeekingOut and #DiverseReads

#WeNeedDiverseBooks #DiverseReads Fractions of Existence by @JLenniDorner

Bout of Books 25 OMG!!! Guys, I’m geeking out over here. I may have mentioned my love of the Red Queen series. (“By ‘mention’ you mean not shutting up about it?” Umm… yes…) Today, this happened: I’ll grant you that she’s tagged in the tweet, because it’s my bookish favorites and NATURALLY I put one …

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May 13 2019

Raving about Readathon Love for #BoutofBooks 25

#InSixWords #boutofbooks My autobiography in six words: rebel, strange, author, man, American, Lenape

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: Introduce Yourself #insixwords Instagram: #bob25igphoto #boutofbooks View this post on Instagram Currently reading: The Magic Misfits Vol 1, Grumpy Old Gods, #WriteClubDFW entries #boutofbooks #BoB25IGphoto #bookstagram #NPH A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on May 12, 2019 at 4:05pm PDT Day of the challenge: Day 1 What …

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May 05 2019

Sunday Stealing 15 Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. Name three things you love about yourself. I love that I’m a writer. I love sharing stories with the world. I love that I decend from the Lenni Lenape. I’m proud of my heritage. I love that I support communities of bloggers, readers, and writers. …

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Apr 26 2019

We Need Diverse Books #WeNeedDiverseBooks #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for We Need Diverse Books Is the book your reviewing diverse? Are there diverse main characters? Does the author mention having a diverse identity? Diverse: “The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, …

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Mar 31 2019

#BookReview Masquerade: Oddly Suited #IWSG Anthology

Masquerade: Oddly Suited #IWSG Anthology 2019 by L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, Deborah Solice, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Chelsea Marie Ballard, Anstice Brown #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor (there are two first-time authors), Author I Haven’t Previously Read I enjoyed reading the ARC copy of Masquerade: Oddly Suited I was given in exchange for …

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Mar 28 2019

They Called Me Wyatt by @NatashaTynes #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #BookReview

They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #BookReview Author I Haven’t Previously Read, Debut Book, MC returns to hometown Trope, Speculative Fiction book, Diverse book Expected publication: June 11 2019 by Rare Bird Books I received an unedited ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Siwar is a Christian …

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Feb 19 2019

Worldbuilding #AtoZChallenge Book Review, Tour, and Blog Hop

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Welcome back! It’s day twelve of this great event. This blog will have reviews and tour stops on February 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 27, and 28. Today I’m featuring a fellow book-about-creating-settings author: Rebekah Loper We’re talking about the book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building …

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Feb 18 2019

Wheels of Time #AtoZChallenge Book Review, Tour, and Blog Hop #Fantasy #ChildrensBooks #wheelsoftime

#quote Wheels of Time by Nidhi

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Welcome back! It’s day eleven of this great event. This blog will have reviews and tour stops on February 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 27, and 28. Today I’m featuring fellow fantasy author: Nidhi GS We’re talking about the book Wheels of Time. First up, my …

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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 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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Oct 11 2018

Feeling Support

In my Escape the Hate post, I discussed how I felt, as a diverse person, being lumped in with profanity and violence. And that, as a supporter of the We Need Diverse Books movement, I wouldn’t join a certain writing contest. Never in the post did I identify the place, contest, or those running it. …

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Sep 28 2018

Pumpkin Spice Goals and Dealing with Blows

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Yesterday, I posted about the latest blow to my soul. I won’t rehash it here. On the upside, a friend of a friend is considering creating an opposing anthology that would allow diversity, just to prove that you can have a “clean read” G rated anthology AND everything and anything covered in the …

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