Why would you apologize for what you read for pleasure? Every book read for pleasure should be celebrated. And novels that celebrate love, commitment, relationships, making relationships work -- why isn't that something to be respected? - Nora Roberts
I Tweet not, neither do I Like. OK, so now I Tweet. So sue me.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
- There are people who will share with you beautiful or funny photographs they have taken or found on the internet.
- There is a new topic for outrage pert near every day. You will get sucked into it. Shut off the computer and walk away. As a casual user, your chances of effecting lasting change via Twitter would be somewhere between nada and nil.
- Politics in other countries is just as weird as it is in the US. Political footballs in Australia look quite a bit like political footballs in the US.
- If you ask for a recipe, you'll get at least one keeper.
- If you ask for a book recommendation, you'll get at least one keeper.
- If you ask for a hug, you'll get at least one.
- If you ask for advice, you'll get it, and it will be from the person's own experience, not from something they Googled for you.
- If you ask for a place to hear yourself think out loud, people will let you.
- Twitter is a huge timesuck. Huge. Astronomical. Budget your time. Set a kitchen timer if you have to.
- Some people don't tweet every day and you miss them when they don't.
- Some people live-tweet every TV program they watch, and if you're not careful, you'll get sucked into that, too.
- Most folks do not spring out of bed every morning with a happy cry, embracing the day with all its promise. Most folks need at least one cup of coffee first. Preferably administered intravenously.
- No matter how quirky your philosophical or religious beliefs are, there are people who will support and affirm them.
- There are also people whose beliefs will challenge yours, and sometimes in a good way.
- There are approximately 10,000 movies and TV series I have not seen.
- Not everybody is up to the medical details that I take for granted and I should be more sensitive to that.
- You can't edit a tweet, so watch your spelling and grammar. You'll look like an idiot if you hastily use "you're" when you should have used "your".
- It's very easy to over-share.
- Authors or actors whose work you have enjoyed may not have someone who would suggest that they rethink that tweet before hitting the send button.
- You can save your sanity by turning off retweets from some folks whose tweets you otherwise enjoy.
- It is not your job to correct the beliefs - or at least the tweets - of the ignorant and bigoted.
- People are proud of the things they make and will post photos of the things. Many times these things are cute or clever or very well done. There are a lot of talented people out there. There are also a lot of crocheted penises. You take the bitter with the sweet.
- People sure do a lot of non-business internet things when they are at work.
- People who use the internet a lot love cats. They love dogs, too, but they really really really love cats. Also penguins and baby animals of any kind, including baby snakes.
- There's a whole world of smart, funny, and kind people, and you'll meet some of them on Twitter. There are some real [anatomical part of your choice] in the world, and some of them are on Twitter, too. Sometimes they are the same person.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Lessons in Love (Cambridge Fellows #1), by Charlie Cochrane (Edwardian m/m romance with some mystery elements)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
ETA: Covers don't matter so much on an old b/w Kindle, but this has good cover art.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Quotes: …Dad came from, at best, the middle-lower-middle class; to be exact, he was middle-middle-lower-middle class. Whereas [Mother] … was almost middle class; their lowest possible social classification was upper-upper-lower-middle class.
[On his dancing] … immediately transformed my prancing into an imitation of a man in battle trying to avoid one of those chariots with nasty sharp knives sticking out of their wheels. The real trained dancers […] I sometimes caught them watching me with the same fascination people display the first time they see a duck-billed platypus.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
ETA: There is no spoiler for the ending in this review, but there may be in comments, so conduct yourself accordingly. :-)
1-29-15: Edited spelling. Embarrassing, jeez. .