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QUESTION

What would motivate you to read, write a review and then post that review to Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble for an independently published book?

I gave them a try…

I gave these a try… and now I am officially calling it quits. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean Biographies are not my thing and biographies about dogs are really not my thing. I read more than 100 pages and the book was not horrible, but if it had not … Continue reading

So sorry…

I have been a little negligent lately. I apologize. We are in the middle of a move this summer and I have not had time to set up my computer to pay bills, much less write reviews. I have several reviews to write and will eventually get to them. By the time we get settled … Continue reading

I just can’t keep up…

I am currently reading several books, one of which is Canticle for Leibowitz. Canticle is going to be one of those books that takes me a while to review and I may have to read it a second time before completing a full review. In addition, I am reading so many books right now, my … Continue reading

Amazon Purchases Goodreads

Amazon is now one step closer to WORLD DOMINATION! Just trying to lighten things up a bit… I’ll be honest. I am very disappointed with Goodreads. One of the best things about Goodreads WAS that it was independent; it was not owned by any big company or corporation. Now that has gone away. While a lot … Continue reading

ERROR! Wool Omnibus IS NOT 99¢

If you purchased the Wool eBook, thinking you were getting the 508 book, as the description on the product page says, you did not. I was on the phone with Barnes & Noble for half an hour and despite the fact that it is their website, they will not honor the price and blame the … Continue reading

Thank You Alyce!

Thank You Alyce!

I just wanted to send out a thank you to Alyce who has passed along two series to us that she already read and no longer intends to keep. I appreciate it!

BORING! High School Reading Lists

In a previous post titled How to Get Kids to Read, I mentioned how many people commented to me that their kids hate to read. Then I had a discussion with a friend about what constitutes a Classic or which books deserve to be called the greatest book of the 20th century, or one of … Continue reading

2013 New Year’s Resolution

Last year, my new year’s resolution was book themed- to rediscover the library and spend less money on books. I am happy to say that I met last year’s goal by leaps and bounds; I spent over $2000 less on books in 2012 than in 2011. However, I read even more than I did the … Continue reading

How to Get Kids to Read

“The more you read, the better you get at it; the better you get at it, the more you like it: and the more you like it, the more you do it.” Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook I come from a family of readers. My parents, especially my mom, read to me and my sister … Continue reading