Blogger of the Month | June

June 19th, 2015

Congratulations to Jalynn of A Simple Life, really?! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Amanda, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Dani Mione (or Elle on Social Media)

Where can we find you on the web?

Book Blog
Travel Blog
Twitter
Pinterest

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

4 years.

Occupation:

I currently work in Disaster in response to the Moore, OK tornadoes in 2013 and the recent flooding/tornadoes this year.

Review writing tip:

If you are reviewing something you didn’t enjoy give reasons to why you didn’t enjoy it. That way if someone is reading your review they won’t turn down a book because you personally weren’t a fan of the genre. Also some authors read reviews and it can help them in their writing, if you thought the character development was lacking say so, also find something positive to say about the… read more »

Blogger of the Month | April

April 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Jalynn of A Simple Life, really?! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Amanda, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Jalynn Patterson

Where can we find you on the web?

Blog: A Simple Life, really?! 

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

4 years

Occupation:

Homeschool Mom to 4 children

Review writing tip: I

keep all with all of my review deadlines by writing them on a physical calendar and mark them off as I get them done. Very old school but it works for me!

Two random facts about you:

I’m currently into corset training. Housewives of New Jersey is a guilty pleasure of mine. Ssh don’t tell anybody! LOL

You’ve just been hired by a circus (yay!) what will you be doing?

If I was hired by the circus I would probably be lion tamer. I have learned to tame my husband over the years. It can’t be… read more »

Blogger of the Month | March

March 13th, 2015

Congratulations to Amanda of Christian Shelf-Esteem! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Amanda, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Amanda Geaney

Where can we find you on the web?
Blog
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

Christian Shelf-Esteem was established in May 2014. I’ve almost reached my 1 year blogiversary!

Occupation:

Wife, mother, farm-maker, crisis pregnancy center volunteer, bible study teacher, and blogger.

Review writing tip:

Find a good editor. I chose my husband because he works for kisses, truly my blog would not exist without his help.

Two random facts about you:

My husband and I were married on Leap Year Day 2004.
I served in the military for 10 years including one deployment to Saudi Arabia.

You’ve just been hired by a circus (yay!) what will you be doing?

Oooh! I think it would be super fun to work in the special effects booth or… read more »

Blogger of the Month | January

January 21st, 2015

Congratulations to Hallie of Book by Book! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Hallie, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Hallie Szott.

Where can we find you on the web?

Book by Book
Twitter
Google+

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

3½ years.

Occupation:

For the moment, I process invoices for a newspaper company.

Review writing tip:

When writing about books I didn’t particularly enjoy, I try to make sure I still find at least one positive thing to say.

Two random facts about you:

—I met my current roommates working in Glacier National Park for a summer.
—I love mustard so much I once drank it to get a free dinner.

You’ve just been hired by a circus (yay!) what will you be doing?

I want to say something exciting, like acrobat or lion tamer, but realistically, I’m much more of a behind-the-scenes person.

Favorite literary character:

Artemis Fowl.

You have a… read more »

Blogger of the Month | December

December 19th, 2014

Congratulations to Joan of Book Woman Joan! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Joan, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Joan Nienhuis

Where can we find you on the web?

My book review blog
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
My other passion is photography

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

I opened a Christian bookstore in 1974 so I have been reviewing books for 40 years. I have been doing so online since 2008, so 6 years.

Occupation:

Retired Christian bookstore owner of 33 years, photographer. (Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, as Amy knows, one cannot help but take photos! I do sell greeting cards and prints at local businesses.)

Review writing tip:

If a book has discussion or personal reflection questions included, I always mention that in my review. As a bookseller, customers frequently wanted to know if a book… read more »

Blogger of the Month: November

November 14th, 2014

Congratulations to Amanda of Inklings and Notions! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Amanda, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Amanda Holmes

Where can we find you on the web?

Blog

Facebook

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

Three. I started just before I received a Kindle for Christmas. While I love my Kindle and having such an extensive library in my purse, I still prefer the old fashioned way of reading a book.

Occupation:

I work part time for my family’s whole grain bakery. I love what I do! I’m able to take my little girl with me, which has been a huge blessing. I think she likes it better than home!

I also teach piano lessons to 9 students and re-upholster chairs. My favorite occupation of all is being a wife and mother!

Review writing tip:

I like to write about how… read more »

Blogger of the Month | October

October 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Kristin of A Simply Enchanted Life! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Kristin, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name: Kristin Lail

Where can we find you on the web?

Blog
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

I’ve been reviewing for three years now. It’s been a journey! I’ve learned so much and been so blessed to have the opportunity.

Occupation:

I’m a work-at-home mom, blogger, entrepreneur and photographer. I’ve run an online shop since 2008 that sells handmade goods, and I officially started my photography business in June, 2014.

Review writing tip:

Always be honest! I once reviewed a book that was poorly written and self-published. Seeing all the five-star reviews on there made me realize that people were not being honest and the reviews were skewed. You can be nice and yet honest. You’re not doing… read more »

Blogger of the Month | September

September 26th, 2014

Congratulations to Heidi of Heidi-Reads! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Heidi, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Heidi Robbins

Where can we find you on the web?

Blog
Facebook
Goodreads
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+

Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

1 year.

Occupation:

Photographer, child care provider.

Review writing tip:

Couch a negative criticism between two positive sentences to avoid coming across too harsh.

Share a random fact about you:

I got an art degree from San Diego State University, and my favorite class was The Art of Bookbinding.

You’ve just been hired by a circus (yay!) what will you be doing?

My secret fantasy has been to be a trapeze artist since reading a vintage book The Long Way Down by Robb White.

Favorite literary character:

Laura Ingalls from the Little House books and Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. My favorite literary couple is Phillip and Marianne… read more »