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- Apr 8, 2012
- About My Library
- My STAR Ratings:
1 - THE WORST
1.5 - Horrible
2 - Pretty Dang Bad
2.5 - OK
3 - Decent
3.5 - Pretty Good
4 - Really Good
4.5 - Awesome
5 - One of the Best!
- About Me
- Reader, writer, dreamer, Shamisen lover/player (三味線)
Rest in Peace Sir Terry Pratchett (12 March 2015). From the Carpet People, to Discworld, to Good Omens...you never disappointed. We will all miss you and your creative genius.
I am wondering why people reviewing books here and on other websites feel obligated to give 4 or 5 star reviews to books that deserve 1 or 2 stars. Many times I have asked myself, "Am I reading the same book this person reviewed???" Give an HONEST review...you are not helping other readers or the author by inflating your rating to save people's feelings from being hurt. If an author wants good ratings, he/she should write a good book/story. Put time into it, don't just throw an e-book up on Amazon because you can...
I find myself wishing for the days when authors had to struggle to get a publishing house to even look at their manuscript. Now anyone with a computer can be a "published author". Are there some first-time e-book author success stories? YES, of course...but they did it the RIGHT way, they probably at least edited their work.
- Pyeongtaek, South Korea
- Currently Reading
- Style that Sizzles & Pacing for Power: An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction by Jodie RennerShow & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing (Writing in a Nutshell Series) by Jessica BellMore Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered (Marder and Mayhem) by Douglas P. LylePlot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott BellHow To Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method To Write Better Novels by Jim DriverNine Day Novel-Outlining: Outlining Your Novel: Plotting Your Way to Success (Fiction Writing Basics Book 0) by Steve Windsor
- Favorite Authors
- Ben Aaronovitch, Mr. Kyle M Abbott, Margaret Atwood, Renni Browne, James Church, P. C. Doherty, Neil Gaiman, Alan Gordon, Keigo Higashino, Brian Jacques, Natsuo Kirino, Val McDermid, Seanan McGuire, Miyuki Miyabe, Christopher Moore, Yi Munyol, Ryū Murakami, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Terry Pratchett, Laura Joh Rowland, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ko Un
- Local Favorites
Biblical Bedtime Stories for Kids: New Testament Amazing Moments; Pointing Your Children To God, Ages 4 – 8: Bedtime Meditation Stories for Kids, Bedtime Bible Stories for Kids, New Testament Bible Stories for Children, Daily Devotion and Prayer, Kids Bedtime Stories, Praying the Bible Way, Fun Short Stories, A Collection of Bible Stories and Prayers to Help Children Fall Asleep. by Only One Life