April 4, 2011


Recent Reads

The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki– humble rating: Golf Clap (minus) –Such a great title.  Walked around saying it aloud, often. I’m sorry to report that this story never managed to captivate me like the title did. As a matter of fact, after plodding through the story it came to what I felt was its natural end and then kept going. I never, ever do this, but I flipped to the last page, saw the ending and returned the book to the library. I tried to like it. I really did. The writing was fine, I think it was strictly the dreaded “personal taste.”

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly – humble rating: Golf Clap+ – Really, really enjoyed this story. I’ll be buying a copy for my daughter who is studying to become a Musical Therapist. The only reason I didn’t give this story a M.S. rating was because of the sex scene at the end.  I was pretty convinced they were in love and that was where their relationship would end up eventually, I just didn’t think we needed to be there with them when it did. I know people really have divided views on this, but I feel the way the scene wasn't necessary

Will (Death by High School Musical) by Maria Boyd - humble rating: Motivational Speaker – Absolutely love Will’s voice. Loved his journey. Loved him. Not super crazy about the dialogue being in bold instead of parenthesis, but whatever floats their boat, I guess.

Recent Rents

Burlesque – loved it
Indian Jones -Temple of Doom - stupid

My own humble rating system: Please feel free to ask for clarification or to dispute my opinion.  I only ask that we ALWAYS remain respectful to the author.

Chirping Cricket – At the end all you hear is the chirp of the cricket.  I doubt I’ll ever use this because I can’t publicly embarrass someone knowingly.  However, I must have a ‘beginning’ rating in order for the rest to make sense. 

Golf Clap - The polite ovation that follows a well-placed shot.

Motivational Speaker –You are left fired up and eager to get to work making the world a better place.  You can’t wait to tell your friends all the insights and inspiration you took away from it. 

Rock Concert – Hooting and hollering, cheering, singing and clapping throughout the performance.  Swaying and lit lighters accompany ballads.  Riots break out if there is no encore.

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