Wednesday, May 23, 2012

RECENT READER REVIEWS

I'm not going to lie.  I like good reviews better than bad ones (shocking, I know).  I cheer when a reviewer understands what I was going for, and grumble when they completely miss the point (though, as I used to say when I covered figure skating: If the judges are right when you win, they also have to be right when you lose.  I do my best to follow my own advice.  Sometimes I even succeed).

Naturally, I prefer a five star review like this one for Counterpoint: An Interactive Family Saga...

This book harkens back to the good old days of high end glamor and drama, the kind of books that Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz did at the height of big hair and big shoulder pads.... I recommend this to anyone who enjoys soaps, drama and romance.

To this one-star for When a Man Loves a Woman: Enhanced Multimedia Edition...

I bought this book based on the following attribute:  "What's an enhanced ebook? An enhanced ebook has added content from other media. In the case of this particular book, the added content happens to be music videos." Imagine my disappointment when I realized that the music videos are really just links to You Tube videos. I foolishly expected a video to be incorporated into the book not an outtake to the web.  Very disappointed. Can I return an ebook

My sorrow was softened somewhat by this update on May 19, 2012, for the same title...

James Elliot met Deb Brody in school and fell in love with her, but she was married. What to do? Become best friends, of course, and wait. This is the first Enhanced Multimedia Edition I've read. I like it and I recommend this charming story.

It's reviews like this one, for Murder on Ice: Enhanced Multimedia Edition, that confound me...

This book is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. This book has a eh plot line but it was a great story.

The above received five stars.  The below received one star...

If you are into ice-skating and murder mystery, you might enjoy this book. Otherwise, it is more of a trashy summer read type of book

(Considering how happy I was about the Counterpoint: An Interactive Family Saga review, I don't think they'd be pleased to hear that I consider "a trashy summer read type of book" the highest of compliments!)

In any case, as you can see, I appreciate all my reviews.  And to demonstrate my gratitude, I am offering the following:

Write a review of either Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments or Counterpoint: An Interactive Family Saga on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, your blog, etc... e-mail me the link to AlinaAdams@gmail.com, and I will thank you with a free copy of Murder on Ice: Enhanced Multimedia Edition (you know, the trashy summer read type of book)....

And while we're on the subject, who else thinks "trashy summer read" is a good thing? :)

 

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