If you have wondered why I seldom seem to rate a book poorly there is a good reason. I pretty much abandon books if they haven’t grabbed my interest by the first 50 pages. I use to go to 100 and I realized I had made my mind up long before that hundredth page. I have pile waiting abundance. There are so many books in my to be read pile that I just hate to waste time on something that isn’t really interesting. As is I try not to just spend my day reading, as much as I thought that was what retirement was all about, I realized that I needed to do more. I am a cheerful and available babysitter for my grandchildren. I do some web work but I don’t really pursue it. Creating one web site at a time is more than enough. I guess I have become a writer. I have actually gotten paid for a few things I have written and that was very satisfying. My most satisfying moment came when a 7 year old came up to me and told me she had read my book (I Like to Whine) and she really enjoyed it. So Rachel’s comment has spurred me to redo the book and get it out to a more mainstream type of publisher. Digression is another area I excel in, obviously grammar is not.
So if you have wondered why you seldom see me panning a book, it is because I try hard not to read bad books, there are just too many good ones waiting to be recommended.
Life is complicated enough without getting into hotwater with federal agencies so: TAKE NOTE Many things I review I got at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Consider this as informing you that ALL things I review may have been gotten at no charge. Realistically about 60% but in order to keep things above board just assume that I got the stuff free. I do not collect information on my readers. If cookies or other tracking stuff is used on my blogs it is due to BLOGGER not ME. Apparently the European Union's new rules state I need to inform you if cookies are being use. If they are it isn't byu me, consider yourself INFORMED.
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Many times I receive books for FREE to give them an honest review. I do not get paid to give a good or bad review. Spotlights are promotional and should be regarded as advertising for the book spotlighted. Regardless of where or how I got a book, my review will be as honest as I can make it.