Odes to Dogs and Marching Bands

October 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm (Uncategorized)

This weekend I am babysitting a friend’s dogs.  They are so well behaved it is scary!  Or so I thought!  Normally, they are no trouble and we get along well, and they mind better than children OR grandchildren!  Until – Last night.  I have no idea what was going on with them, but they woke me up at 2:00 AM.  No, you did not misread – I said 2:00 AM, and then AGAIN at 5:30 AM.  I was so not amused.  This time the one dog who does not necessarily have to sleep in her kennel was smarting off to the others who were in the kennels, letting them know that SHE did not have to be there!  And then they had the nerve to try and take a nap!  Seriously?  Boy, if I had a Marching Band, I would put an end to that!!

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Fake Reviews

October 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm (Uncategorized)

Some of the latest discussion amongst authors is the Fake Review.  As I understand it, the fake review is one that you pay for and it can be done by anyone including your friends and family, who give you a glowing review of your book, but it is not “real”.    After doing research myself, I have found that that are some reviewers who charge, but none of them I’ve seen charge to give you a “great” review.  They charge to do a review, period!  Good, bad, or ugly.  I have also noticed that a lot of the reviewers are so busy they are not taking anything new for three to four months from now.  I do wonder if paying for reviews might be one of those things that continues to happen because there are not enough reviewers, and because most people nowadays can always use a little extra cash for providing a serice.

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