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Dear Authors: On Amazon’s Editorial Reviews

Yesterday I stumbled across this blog post about Amazon’s practice of putting editorial reviews (from Publishers Weekly and similar mags) above the book description on Amazon pages. The post’s author notes: You may already know that book reviews can be

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"Girls," Bill James

Pros: Hilarious, fascinating, engrossing Cons: None at all Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of The Countryman Press.   Girls is a Harpur & Iles mystery, Harpur and Iles being the two main police characters in Bill James’

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"The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People," by Carol Eikleberry, PhD

This is a wonderful, focused, goal-directed book that should be able to help nearly any confused creative person find a better direction in life. It doesn’t promise to find your dream job in five minutes, but then if it did, it would be lying–its purpose is to help you gradually find a rewarding and satisfying career.

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A few thoughts on reviewing books

A handful of years ago I read the first three books of Glen Cook’s “Black Company” series. I very much enjoyed the first one, thought the second was okay, and loved the third. Since then I have been repeatedly lambasted

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"Kiss of Heat, Feline Breeds 3," by Lora Leigh

I still think that book 2 is the best of the series, followed by 1 and then 3, but all of them make for an enjoyable evening’s read.

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"The Man Within, Feline Breeds 2" by Lora Leigh

If you’re looking for a high plot-so-sex ratio, or restrained, tame sex scenes, this book and series are not for you. If, however, you like things wild and crazy and don’t care if the premise takes a back seat to the sex, this is a searing hot book in a fun series. I’m looking forward to reading book three!

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Bookworm Deluxe

You hardly have to be a child to enjoy this game, however; any “word nerd” or vocabulary nut could have fun with this one. It’s a lot like having a single-player game of Scrabble, only sillier and more fun!

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The voices that control me… say I shouldn’t kill you yet; Appalled by reviewers

Jonathan Coulton’s “Skullcrusher Mountain” with video by the awesome Mike Spiff Booth. I did finally get the full collection of his music, and I highly recommend doing the same if you enjoy the songs so far! I recently learned of

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