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The Official Blog of Amy Shannon is moving!
This blog, the official Blog of Amy Shannon is moving to the Essence Enterprises website. Future posts for upcoming Blog Tours will be posted on that blog, and if they were already scheduled on this blog, they will remain and still run on this blog as well.
Amy Shannon is trying to consolidate her businesses, by just having two websites, one for Book Reviews, Amy's Bookshelf Reviews at https://amysbookshelfreviews.com/ and Essence Enterprises, which runs all the services that she provides at https://essenceenterpriseus.com/
Amy's Bookshelf Reviews has started a Facebook and LinkedIn group, inviting anyone who wants to join to create a virtual community that is against Book Bans. There will be different discussions via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews has created a new virtual community for Authors, readers and reviewers (and other literary professionals) to unite against book bans. Using information gained from The American Library Association, https://uniteagainstbookb
4 Stars Another Classic, or is it? What a classic story in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I have read other Hawthorne stories, and this is not the first time I read this one. Anyone who ever went to high school English class, knows about the Scarlet Letter "A" and why Hester wore it. I remember reading this book in high school, so reading it for the second time (and decades later), gave me a different perspective of the story. I was now reading it as an adult, not
Anne Frank- Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl 5 Stars Heartbreaking and yet, very interesting The Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl book is not just about a young girl and most of her family whose fate was held in Hitler's hands, and sent to "camps" with deplorable conditions. It is a heartbreaking story because we know the end of the story, but it's the beginning and every thing leading up to the fate of the Frank family that shows the humanity. Anne was a 12-year-old girl, sm
: Upholding Your Rights in Authoritarian Times 5 Stars Very informative information! This title The Covid Protocols: Upholding Your Rights in Authoritarian Times by Abdiel LeRoy seems to be a controversial book, especially in times of COVID. However, it is worth the read to get information that you may or may not know. Everyone, globally should know what their rights are, where they live, and even if there are international laws that are different than your country's laws. In
B.P. Smythe - Mavis Bone and the Fledgling Killer 4 Stars Enjoyed this story! What a grand story in Mavis Bone and the Fledgling Killer by B.P. Smythe. This is the first book of this author that I've read, and I have become a fan. I like how it shows a bit of the backstory of not just Mavis, but the killer. Everyone has a reason why they do things, even if it doesn't make sense to others. I really liked Mavis, and she is a strong, and "knows what she wants" kind of a person,
This is a video from Amy Shannon, owner and operator of the not for profit but Professional review site, Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. A cause or mission from Amy Shannon is banned, burned and challenged books. She is not just reading and reviewing the books from that list (as well as the reads from all the author's titles on her bookshelf) but providing information about banning and burning books. From its history to the present, there is still books being burned and banned. Amy
5 Stars It's a powerful read, and it should be read by many Go Ask Alice is a powerful read, as it is the story of a young girl, and the words of her life that she shares through her diary. I remember when I first read this book, I was probably about 13 or 14. It shares the life of "Alice" and comes from a diary of a young girl, who is introduced to LSD when her drink is spiked. Her life is full of ups and downs, including addiction to not just drugs, but also an eating disor
5 Stars Whitman is a genius If you have the chance to read Whitman do it. He was a man well before his time. He was always true to himself. His words painted a beautiful picture of how he saw the world. From love to nature to majesty he wrote about the world. He wasn't afraid to write and write about feelings. Worth the second and third read. Keep this on your reading list indefinitely. Whitman is definitely my favorite, and I love his poetry, and the fact that he wasn't afra
5 Stars Interesting memoir with excellent graphics within the graphic novel What an interesting memoir in the form of a graphic novel, in Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe. I read this book because I saw that it was on a few lists as a banned book. When I sat down to read it, I read it in two sittings. I learned a lot that I didn't know about someone who was born female, but didn't really want to be male or female, just who Eir was. The "Eir" is not a typo, Maia Kobabe us