Blog: 350 Book Reviews on ThisIsMyTruthNow

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After I finished looking at all the updates on Goodreads, WordPress and my other social media accounts this morning, and posting today’s 365 Daily Challenge blog, I began writing up a few reviews for books I’d read in the past. When I finished, I realized I’d written 350 book reviews in the last 9 months. I was shocked I’d gotten that far already. Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for reading and providing feedback on all the reviews. I’m about 75% complete with finishing prior reads and hope to finish by the end of June. Below are some statistics as well as a link to the Book Review section here. This will help give you some insight into the different authors, books and genres I’ve read in case you want to go poking around in previous posts.  Thank You!

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Welcome to my collection of book reviews. My favorite genres are thrillers and historical fiction. I’ve broken the categories into the following 11 genres: (1) children’s literature, (2) classics [pre-19th century], (3) cozy mystery, (4) fantasy & science fiction, (5) general fiction, (6) historical fiction, (7) non-fiction, (8) other & about TV shows, (9) thriller & suspense fiction, (10) young adult fiction and (11) alternative fiction.

As May 2017, there are over 350 book reviews on my blog and website, ThisIsMyTruthNow. Within each menu, you will find all the books I’ve written a review for organized by genre. I first post the book review on Goodreads and then send it over to this site, where I explore more about the genre, book series and authors. Since I only started publishing book reviews in October of 2016, I have been trying to catch up on everything I’ve read to date. As a result, there are two types of book reviews being posted.

Book Review Type 1 – Full & Detailed

  • For any book I’ve read since I started this website and blog in mid-2016, there is a full and detailed book review containing the following items: author, title, genre, rating, year published, overview of the story, initial thoughts, characters, strengths, areas for improvement, similar books by this author or another author, why I chose the book and some final thoughts. There are also pictures and graphics to help provide a fun and informative review.

Book Review Type 2 – Short Summary

  • Although I have a good memory when it comes to books and authors, I can’t possible remember everything about all 500+ books I’ve read in the last few decades. For anything before 2016, if I don’t have a vivid recollection, I have a shorter version of the review with some general thoughts, the good and the bad of what I remember, ratings, and some recommendations on similar items. These are generally only 1 paragraph long and do not have pictures or graphics.

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Thanks for stopping by and perusing the site. If you aren’t sure which genre the book falls into, you can also search by author in the next menu category called “Genre/Author/Series” or you can enter the book into the “Search” box on the main home screen. If you have any feedback, please share… I love to hear from everyone, as well as get book recommendations. To see my profile on Goodreads, click here.

About Me

For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I’ve visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. <i>Note</i>: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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29 thoughts on “Blog: 350 Book Reviews on ThisIsMyTruthNow

    therobinsnest2017 said:
    May 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    What a crowing achievement!! I would to thank you first for following my puny little blog and second thank you for the mystery blogging award nomination. I am in no way, shape, form or fashion in comparison to you when it comes to writing skills but, I appreciate your support. It means a lot!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 25, 2017 at 1:28 PM

      Thank you. And you are welcome. I only started blogging about 9 months ago, but I’ve spent a lot of time focused on it in the last few months. It won’t always be like this. I didn’t see a whole lot in the first 3 months in terms of interaction, feedback, awards or tags. It took time but then it sort of opened a bit like a flood. I love it. You’ll find a groove. You’ve got a great start with the color scheme, images and organization. 🙂

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    bettylouise31 said:
    May 25, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Great information. It bus helpful in knowing what you have been reading Best wishes as you write recreating the reviews.1

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 25, 2017 at 7:40 PM

      Thank you very much. I plan to add a bunch more to the author section and dates of future reads.

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    Kristin Joy said:
    May 25, 2017 at 9:11 PM

    Good job! Also, totally don’t know how my site unfollowed yours! I wondered why I wasn’t seeing updates of yours in the app and found a chance to come visit your site today and poof! :-/

    In any event, glad to be reconnected!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 25, 2017 at 9:12 PM

      Yes! Thank you. When I saw the reconnection, I was confused. Very odd. Glad to have you back. Hope you are well.

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        Kristin Joy said:
        May 25, 2017 at 9:14 PM

        Who knows what happened! I’ve noticed a few “blank” blogs these days on my app. As in, there’s a space there for a blog but no name or anything. I deleted those thinking they were blogs that no longer existed but now I’m thinking the app needs an updated and I unfollowed people I still mean to follow! 😦

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 25, 2017 at 9:15 PM

        Ouch. At least you know now. Sounds like that might have been the reason.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 25, 2017 at 9:19 PM

        I might missed a few of yours. Just checked and saw some I missed too. Very odd.

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        Kristin Joy said:
        May 25, 2017 at 9:20 PM

        I just noticed there was an update for the app as of two days ago. Maybe they fixed some of the problems. *crosses fingers*

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    cathleentownsend said:
    May 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    I don’t see a review policy or a place to contact you for reviews. Are you open to review requests? If so, how would you like authors to contact you? 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 26, 2017 at 11:40 AM

      I probably should add one. I am open to reading things from authors, as I have time. I need at add that info. Thanks. For now, thru the contact me section would work.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    May 26, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Wow that’s a lot of books and reviews! I wish I could remember all the books I read when I was younger.

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    Lana (Sleepless in wherever) said:
    June 4, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Question. Did you relocate all 350 reviews from GR manually or is there a shortcut?

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