Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Always Sign Out

Most people don't bother to log out on Facebook, Twitter or their blog, but after finding a video that had been added to my latest post, you can bet I will from now on. I don't know what the video was about since I couldn't get it to open, but I'm willing to bet it wasn't nice. Hackers don't post good stuff on your site.

Shut down, log out, and sign off to keep hackers at bay.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reviewer Gets Slammed

 Grams wrote a review of Corpus Christi—The Legacy Chronicles, giving it one star and saying she hadn't read the book.

And then all hell broke loose.

Folks pounced on the reviewer. All have asked the same question: "How can you give the book one star when you haven't read it?"

They also let Amazon know the review should be removed because it was inappropriate and unfair to the author. I even put in my two cents' worth.

But then I started thinking about something. Perhaps Grams felt compelled to write a review right then, not realizing that even though Amazon sends out emails asking people to rate a book, you don't have to do it right then. You can and should wait to post a review until after you’re read the book, or at least given it a try. There’s plenty of time.

After reading the review a couple of times, I think this might be the case here. The review seemed rushed as if Grams felt she had to say something.

I’m not taking up for Grams. I’m just saying she might need to be told how important a review is and that she doesn’t even have to post one unless it’s an honest review of a book she’s actually read.

And we all know it’s not mandatory to post reviews.  

Any way you look at it, Amazon should do the right thing and pull the review.

Read the review and comments:

Note: Amazon has removed six comments (one of them being mine). I shouldn't have commented in anger. I was ugly, and I do feel bad about it, so in reality, Amazon did me a favor.

Has your comment been removed?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We Love Our Hats

If my mother knew I posted this picture of her on the net...

I laughed at the hat. She loved the hat. I laughed harder when I found out she was serious. I love her, so who cares about the hat?

The mother in my books is my mother in real life, Minnie Crumpler a.k.a. Minnie Watson. If you've read my books, I need say nothing more, but I would like to ask—do you think Minnie Watson would wear that hat?

And what do you think my mother thought of my hat?

Note: She's too much of a lady to laugh.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Just My Opinion

I write, but I also love to read. Here are a few books I've read and my opinion of them.

Fosgate’s Game
by David C. Cassidy 5 Stars+
Title: Tops my list for best writing!

The storyline was interesting and I really enjoyed it, but I was most impressed with the author’s writing ability. Mr. Cassidy’s writing was so tight it was as if he chose every single word with great forethought. There were no useless fillers in this tale.

The setting was perfect—a stormy night with two men sitting around playing a game that not only is evil, but deadly. Sounds like a tale straight out of a Stephen King or Dean Koontz book… only the writing was much better.

I believe David Cassidy could write in any genre and have you glued to the pages. His talent is that amazing.

Thanks for such an enjoyable read. I’m ready for the next one!

Deadly Money
by Anthony Kinner 1 Star
Title: Needs a proofreader!

I really wanted to like this book. I met the author a couple of weeks ago, and he’s such a nice guy, but after a few pages, I had to put the book down. I can’t even tell you what the story was about. The writing was awkward, choppy and riddled with spelling and grammar errors.

I overlook a few mistakes, but this was just a mess. Please fix. I gave him one star for effort.

Mouth of the Rat
by Peggy A. Edelheit 5 Stars
Title: Another excellent read!

As usual, Ms. Edelheit does not fail to entertain. I love Samantha Jamison and her kooky friends. Who says little old ladies can’t be fun? I was sucked right in from the start and enjoyed ever twist and turn. Fun, entertaining, and well-written.

Terrific! Can’t wait to read the next one.

The Witch, the Princess and the Dragon
by S.T. Matthias 5 Stars
Title: Very good.

This was a cute, simple fairy tale complete with your typical characters—a princess, dragon, witch, King and Queen, and lots of knights. It was a good read for its target audience.

Closing Costs
By Jess Butcher 4 Stars
Title: Good!

When I think of this story, I have visions of a slicing machine being used to cut up the annoying bad guy. What a way to close a deal. Way to go, Jess Butcher! Can’t wait to check out what else you have for me to read.

**Feel free to tell me what you think. I welcome your opinion.
Happy reading!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

How You Like Me Now?

I bought this Lincoln Town Car from our friend Bill Kerr (who owns Camryn Limousines in Charlottesville, Virginia) when he switched over to Cadillacs. All I can say is—how you like me now? You dumped me for a Caddy, but that's okay because I found a good home. Even got a little sprucing up! Now I have a name!

Thanks for a job well done, Performance Signs—Ruckersville, Virginia

Hey, if David Hasselhoff can do it, so can I!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Recess Time

Took the babies out to play yesterday and they were very well-behaved. Now if I can just find a stroller for them...

We all need a good laugh, and I thought that was funny. What do you think?
Just being myself...

Friday, July 05, 2013

Three Chicks

When I said three chicks, I bet you thought this post was going to be about three women. Well... it is in a way. Kinda. Unless these chicks turn out to be roosters. Heaven forbid! What will I do with three roosters? I already have one, and one's enough.

One man around the house is all a woman needs.

Peep Peep!