Month: October 2015

The Prize Fighter and the Lady by Frederick Atwood

The Prize Fighter and the Lady by Frederick Atwood
Posted on October 22, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this book! Roberta was probably my favorite character. Due to the style of the writing, she wasn’t the central focus a few times, and I missed her. What was interesting was that with each character, it felt like they were the ones that you were supposed to root for, but they all had flaws or kept making bad decisions. At times it was like a test. I liked that there was no clear-cut main character, no clear-cut winner in every scenario. The relationships between the characters were so tangled up that […]

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Romancing Brimstone by Brit McGinnis

Romancing Brimstone by Brit McGinnis
Posted on October 20, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this book a lot! I’ll tell you what I liked about it. I always like when paranormal books have surprisingly human aspects or themes. I like how much this book was about marriage and the relationship between man and wife. I liked how aspects of religion tied into it, both confirming and denying things people have been taught to fit the message of the book. It was very creative. Next I’m going to talk about the central conflict. If this would be a spoiler to you, skip the next paragraph. I […]

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Baad Dog by Sal Conte

Baad Dog by Sal Conte
Posted on October 19, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this book! It was very short but definitely thrilling for nearly the entire thing. I’d love to see this as a short film. The idea seems almost laughable—a dog that turns from perfect pet to evil killer. But when you learn that the dog is mechanical, a robot—suddenly it seems all too plausible. This story had just the right amount of buildup and good pacing. I was also never quite sure what was going to happen. That dog was a tricky one. I think the kids had the most important part. […]

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First editing project completed!

First editing project completed!
Posted on October 17, 2015 in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Hey friends! I am so pleased to say that I finally completed my first freelance editing project and it was absolutely wonderful. The author that I got to work with was fantastic and left this super nice testimonial: Awesome Book Assessment was excellent. As a traditionally published author, I was a little nervous about taking my first step into the world of self-publishing, because I wasn’t sure I could find the quality of editing I’ve previously enjoyed with my publishers. I’ve worked as a copy editor for many years, so I was very critical when […]

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Letter from Hell by M. Lee Mendelson

Letter from Hell by M. Lee Mendelson
Posted on October 17, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 2 Comments

Main points This book was interesting. It was definitely entertaining and more than a little eerie. There were a lot of confusing bits but it all gets cleared up at the end. I liked the premise. I didn’t know it until the very, very end but the whole book is meant to be the ‘letter from hell.’ Anyway, it wasn’t a linear letter at all. Time jumped around A LOT. Sometimes it would be someone’s backstory. Then it would be someone else’s, but shorter and much more sped up. Other times it would be shorter […]

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Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Posted on October 16, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style:  The writing style changes a little in this book because it’s told mostly from the point of view of a bird, so thoughts are short and things kind of just happen with very little thought in general. But it’s really cool because it seems like that’s just how a bird would think. Honestly I never thought I’d read something from a bird’s POV before, at least not something this realistic. It’s quite interesting. Plot: It’s kind of slow in some parts and there’s a lot of extra stuff that a bird […]

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On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Posted on October 15, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

  Main Points Writing Style  Similar to the first in the series, My Side of the Mountain. Simple at times, elegant at others, never overstating anything. Story (spoilers) I must say I liked the first one better, because there was so much more information. This book was less about Sam making a living out of nothing and more about following his sister. Even Frightful doesn’t get to do much, because she is kidnapped and then set free at the end. So basically her time of fame is in the first book.But it was pretty entertaining to […]

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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Posted on October 14, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

  Main Points Writing Style This seems to be a manual more than fiction, but it does a pretty good job of blending information and story. It really was an addicting read. So many new things were happening all the time, and I learned SO MUCH. The style was simple at times, elegant at others, but never boring. StoryThis book is definitely a book I would take with me if I ever wanted to survive in the wild. It’s basically a wilderness survival manual, along with Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Swiss Family Robinson, […]

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Book Review: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Posted on October 12, 2015 in Book Review / 2 Comments

  Main Points Writing Style  The writing style was fairly simple, at times even childish. It wasn’t captivating, but, like Fablehaven, I liked the story/plot enough to look past it. Story The plot certainly kept moving, that’s for sure. Sometimes the transitions were a bit rough and certain things skipped over, and those were distracting (I had to reread some pages to be sure of where I was), but it wasn’t too predictable and I did want to keep reading.I also want to note that there was virtually no love interest or anything of that […]

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Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Posted on October 9, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

        Main Points Writing Style  I liked the dialog, even if there wasn’t much of it. It was entertaining. The setting descriptions were adequate (I did skip over some of it though, setting descriptions tend to bore me). The character descriptions were fairly typical. The location transitions were a bit too abrupt, however. One minute you’re here, the next minute you’re somewhere else entirely. It wasn’t distracting, but it was definitely noticeable. Story (some spoilers) It was a very interesting story. Painful at times (quite often, actually, but that’s just how it […]

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