The VBT & My Recents
Please stop in on my tour today:
At Lori’s Reading Corner I’m guest blogging about how to keep your favorite author writing.
And The Weaver and I are spotlighted on The Plot today.
Hopefully you haven’t missed these stops:
Book review at One Day At A Time
Fun interview at Pump Up Your Book
Yummy family favorite recipe at Authors & Appetizers
Another fun interview at The Children’s & Teen’s Book Connection
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Recent Reads - haven't had as much to read as I'd like (sad face)
Torn by Amanda Hocking– humble rating: Golf Clap – I am so conflicted over these books. I enjoy the story, but I simply don’t understand why a million copies of them sold. That said, I have to finish out the series. If for no other reason so that I have completed my research and can bang my head against the wall with reason.
Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson – humble rating: Golf Clap+ – I read this to honor Eva Ibbotson’s career. It was enjoyable. A bit long, but honestly, that might have been my circumstances that made it feel a bit long-winded. Overall I did enjoy the story arc.
Ascend by Amanda Hocking - humble rating: Golf Clap – I’m relieved to be finished with this series. I enjoyed Loki most of all – predictable for me. But all in all, I’m just never going to understand the phenom and I have to live with that. But at least I can consider myself fully informed.
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.