Book Review: How to Write a Simple Book Review by Allyson R. Abbott

Have you ever wondered how to write a book review? Where to begin or how long it needs to be?

Has it ever occurred to you that even negative reviews may be helpful to authors?

Are there different types of reviews? Where can you get tips for reviewing a book? Do you wish writing a review was easy?

With this book it is. Sharing your opinion with people who want to hear it is fun. Your reviews help fellow readers find out if a book is worth their time and money. Authors appreciate the recognition of a review, no matter how long, and the insight of a review can show them where they need to improve. ‘Writing a Simple Book Review; it’s easier than you think!’ holds these answers and more. You can start writing book reviews today; even if it is only a few words.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’ve been writing reviews for seven years, and I started by looking at what others wrote in reviews for several books to try to get the hang of it. I would have really benefited from this book! How to Write a Simple Book Review is for readers who want to give their feedback to the author or other readers.

I have found over the years that authors appreciate reviews more than you can imagine. Most authors also appreciate any negative feedback because they want to know if there is a way they can make their readers happier with their writing. That said, I think it’s important to try to find something positive to say if you can.

How to Write a Simple Book Review explains the different types of reviews and how simple a review can be. Even one word is helpful! Anyone can do that. There is a lot of repetition but that may be helpful to beginners.

If you’ve been wondering what you can do to let an author know how you feel about their book, write a review! If you don’t have any idea how to do that, this book will explain it well, and you’ll know exactly how to write one.

About the Author

I ‘m very lucky to have the indulgence of time and space to enable me to write. I took a sabbatical from work to accompany my partner on his bucket list travels and adventures, and never went back. I really thought I would struggle with all the free time, so decided to write to keep myself occupied. Now writing has consumed my time and I am never sure where we will be or when, hence my novels could be classed ‘international’ as they may have been written across a few countries. We are still travelling, although we do pop back to the UK for a few months every now and again.

I love the fact that no matter what our age we can use new technology to connect to the rest of the world and enhance our lives. Back in the UK I have my friends and family and with emails, phones, skype or face-time, we are never out of touch for long. Even my mother at eighty-six uses face-time to catch up with me. I have the world at my fingertips and only twenty-four hours away from anywhere.Being a ‘mature aging gracefully’ woman, I feel akin to the problems of aging and relationships. I spent many years on my own before finding my truly remarkable and very patient partner who I happily gave up my whole world for. My stories are about mature relationships with mature people. People who have character and humour, who have a history; people just like us.

I like to call it Hen Lit, not Chick Lit, but it is not just about falling in love. They are about real relationships.I hope you enjoy my stories. Please check my web page or social media pages if you would like to contact me. I love emails and try to answer every one as soon as possible.

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Book Review & Giveaway: Purple Turtle Graded Readers Level 3

Boxed Book Set Details:

Book Title: Purple Turtle Graded Readers Level 3 (12 Titles)
Category: Children’s Fiction,
Genre: Educational
Publisher: Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd.
Release date: April 1, 2017
Tour dates: Oct 30 to Nov 24, 2017
Content Rating: G (informative content intended for and available to children & their parents/educators to enhance and support learning. Suitable for: Family audiences with younger children.)


Boxed Book Set Description:

A1 Edutainment is all set to take you on an adventurous journey to the amazing world of Purple Turtle and his friends. Purple Turtle Graded Readers by A1 Edutainment is a new reading program especially for emerging readers. The third level includes a set of 12 books with engaging stories and fun-filled activities. It is based on the Lexile and ATOS reading level system and has a word count of 250-350. This level is for learners who have started reading with confidence.

 To read more reviews, please visit Purple Turtle’s page on iRead Book Tours.
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My Review

I chose to read this set of books after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

These books are great for beginning readers! Not only do they introduce new words into a new reader’s vocabulary, but they have cute stories and colorful pictures. At the beginning of each book, there are 3 achievement levels to be checked off: Read Along, Read Aloud, and Read Alone.

There are activities at the end of each book that are fun but also help with different skills. For example, in “Melody Magic Show” there are shapes to learn and at the end there is an activity to match the shapes to their names and another one the match them to items that represent the shapes (such as a star to a starfish). 

Each book also teaches something that is important for children to learn:

  • “Biggie Feels Bad” teaches about eating healthy
  • “If I Were a Circus Star” teaches how to use your imagination
  • “Many Kinds of Homes” is about all the different kinds of homes we live in
  • “Melody Magic Show” teaches shapes
  • “Roxy and Zing go Sailing” teaches opposites
  • “Purple and the Rainbow” explains why we see rainbows and teaches the colors in the rainbow
  • “Purple Grows a Garden” teaches about gardens
  • “Purple Learns about Birds” teaches about birds, especially ostriches
  • “The Rhyme Game” teaches rhyming
  • “So Many Jobs” is about the different jobs that children can get when they grow up
  • “The Big Birthday Calendar” teaches the months
  • “Treasure Hunt” teaches about maps

This is a great set to teach children not only reading but other important and useful information.



Meet the Publisher:

Purple Turtle is India’s 1st International brand with its educational content in several languages sold in more than 30 countries including Russia, China, US and UK. The character of Purple Turtle has delighted children across the globe through beautifully created Purple Turtle books, rhymes and videos available on YouTube.

Purple Turtle was created with the idea to spread education through a wide range of innovative books for children. To give them the experience of convenient online learning, Purple Turtle also brings both learning and entertainment on a common platform to give a wholesome learning experience to young minds.

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