Official Review: Corners by Amy Lou Jenkins

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Official Review: Corners by Amy Lou Jenkins

Post by Kibetious » 22 Jan 2019, 11:48

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Corners" by Amy Lou Jenkins.]
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Is it possible to voluntarily stop change? Can a person indeed live in a moment where everything including thoughts is still?

Corners: Voices on Change by Amy Lou Jenkins is a non-fiction book. It is a collection of twenty-five stories that touch on the subjects of transformation and change. These stories were written by different authors. The chief aim is to assist the readers to note how they dealt with the profound changes and on that account apply the same. The book contains 169 pages only and so can be read in a single sitting or two. The author, Amy Lou Jenkins, is an active writer, a speaker, and also an educator. She has also authored a multiple award-winning book, Every Natural Act: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting.

When I read the title of the book, I kept pondering what it meant precisely. It was not until I read the first story that I noticed how creative the author had been in choosing it. It is an indisputable fact that at times our lives can be in linear motion. However, pivotal moments come when change is inevitable and we have to change too. The writers of the twenty-five compelling stories had to deal with profound changes. There would be no effective way to handle this subject other than using stories of people who have had unique life-changing encounters.

My favorite story was ‘Intersection of Then and Now’ by Julia Anne Miller. The story is about a tragic accident that occurred and altered the course of the life of the writer completely. She had to adopt a different way of life after the accident. Can you imagine the left side of your brain losing its functionality and the adverse consequences that it brings with? This happened to the author in addition to other critical injuries that she sustained. She began losing her memory. Speaking became difficult. This is made worse by the fact that she had been leading a normal life. To summarize the emotional story, she decided to celebrate her birthday on the dreadful day she got involved in the accident, the day her new self was born. All the other twenty-four stories are equally fascinating, enlightening and memorable as well.

The commendable thing is that the stories cover a broad range of themes. The themes include racial prejudice, religion, motherhood, adventure, and self-esteem. The incredible stories were selected in a way that will make you experience varying emotions. Some stories will make you laugh. Others will undoubtedly make you sympathize with the writers. You will not lack some that will make you cry also. This is the aspect of the book that I came to sincerely appreciate. After all, changes will not always be undesirable.

The book was professionally edited. Therefore, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I genuinely enjoyed reading it. I heartily recommend it to ardent fans of non-fiction books. It will appeal most to those who are undergoing some changes in their lives.

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Post by Rose Harebate » 06 Feb 2019, 12:27

The book seems to contain touching stories. I like the fact that it covers themes, such as religion, adventure, and self-esteem. Fascinating review!

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Post by chewy4uto » 06 Feb 2019, 12:44

I loved reading your review. Voices of Change sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Books like this are a good reminder of how one's life can change. Finding a book filled with excellent short stories isn't that common today.
I look forward to reading it one day.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 06 Feb 2019, 13:31

I am not the biggest fan of non-fiction but your review has me intrigued. This anthology of stories sounds interesting. It's a bonus that the book is well edited.Thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by nonamer_miss » 07 Feb 2019, 00:47

I would love to read all the tweny five stories. This book seems fascinating. I would like to this on my bookshelf someday.

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Post by kandscreeley » 07 Feb 2019, 08:35

I love the story that you mentioned. It sounds like the subject of that story had a LOT to overcome in life, and I'm curious how she did. I wonder if the other stories are just as good. I'll have to look into this one further. Thanks!
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Post by Kibetious » 07 Feb 2019, 14:13

Rose Harebate wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 12:27
The book seems to contain touching stories. I like the fact that it covers themes, such as religion, adventure, and self-esteem. Fascinating review!
It sure does contain touching stories on all aspects of life. The scope of the stories is also wide which makes it very interesting. Thanks for the feedback.
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Post by Kibetious » 07 Feb 2019, 14:16

chewy4uto wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 12:44
I loved reading your review. Voices of Change sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Books like this are a good reminder of how one's life can change. Finding a book filled with excellent short stories isn't that common today.
I look forward to reading it one day.
Thanks much for the feedback. I'm sure you will enjoy reading it a lot. Indeed, our lives are always changing and at times the changes are inevitable.
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Post by Kibetious » 07 Feb 2019, 14:27

Ever_Reading wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 13:31
I am not the biggest fan of non-fiction but your review has me intrigued. This anthology of stories sounds interesting. It's a bonus that the book is well edited.Thanks for the recommendation.
You are most welcome and thanks a lot too for the feedback. I am fan of nonfiction books because I tend to like characters and situations that are somehow a reflection of reality.
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Post by Kibetious » 07 Feb 2019, 14:32

nonamer_miss wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 00:47
I would love to read all the tweny five stories. This book seems fascinating. I would like to this on my bookshelf someday.
They are interesting and above all will help one see how best to deal with change. There is also the aspect of not judging things from the face value alone. Thanks for the feedback.
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Post by Kajori50 » 08 Feb 2019, 12:58

The incredible stories were selected in a way that will make you experience varying emotions. Some stories will make you laugh. Others will undoubtedly make you sympathize with the writers. You will not lack some that will make you cry also.
I believe book that makes the reader experience emotions is a success.

Thank you for the lovely review.

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Post by gen_g » 10 Feb 2019, 01:36

This seems like both an inspiring and enlightening read. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Emjopin » 10 Feb 2019, 20:25

"Corners" by Amy Lou Jenkins

This review caught my attention as it expounded the mirror image of the many corners of this world. Some corners may be dark, some are cluttered but surely there are cozy charming corners too. Let us all join hands to create more cozy charming corners and accept change with a brave heart, an open mind and a smile 💋

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Post by Kibetious » 10 Feb 2019, 23:24

kandscreeley wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 08:35
I love the story that you mentioned. It sounds like the subject of that story had a LOT to overcome in life, and I'm curious how she did. I wonder if the other stories are just as good. I'll have to look into this one further. Thanks!
Thanks for the feedback. All the stories are unique, and they all have a point to pass across on change.
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Post by Kibetious » 10 Feb 2019, 23:25

Kajori50 wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 12:58
The incredible stories were selected in a way that will make you experience varying emotions. Some stories will make you laugh. Others will undoubtedly make you sympathize with the writers. You will not lack some that will make you cry also.
I believe book that makes the reader experience emotions is a success.

Thank you for the lovely review.
The emotional journey that the reader is taken through will make you appreciate change no matter how it is. Thanks a lot for the reply.
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