INTERNET TROLLS, ETC.: OUT OF THE SLIME…

Good morning!  I’ve been playing around with my blog header here…and I’m not sure that I’ve settled on this one.  But time will tell.

Meanwhile, I was reading e-mails and got one of those comments on an Amazon review.  I should change the notifications so I don’t get those, but then again, I like to know what the trolls are saying.  LOL.

The person said that my review should be ignored, since I was a “paid reviewer,” and gave away too much info.

Of course I had to respond and point out that the description written before “my thoughts” came straight from the product page…and BTW, I am not a paid reviewer.

I don’t usually let comments unsettle me, and mostly I ignore them.  But I had to correct her assumptions about my review being “paid.”  If only!

I know that some book reviewers have opted not to post on Amazon…trolls seem to linger there and come out of the slime occasionally.  I should be grateful that it doesn’t happen a lot.

 

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So…now that I’ve vented about that, I can go back to reading Mrs. Fletcher, which I’m really enjoying.  A mother (Eve Fletcher) whose nest is now empty; her college age son who is struggling with his first year, mostly the social aspects; and a group of interesting new friends that Mrs. Fletcher has discovered in an unexpected place.

 

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Do you find yourself venting occasionally at comments on the Internet?  What do you do about them? 

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, OCTOBER!

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Wow!  The months are ticking by, and we just said goodbye to September.  My total books read dropped by one from last month’s, but everything I read engaged me.  It was hard to pick just one favorite.

What did your month look like?  Let’s link up to Kathryn’s Book Date so we can visit others.

Here are my books, with the titles linked to my reviews.

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SEPTEMBER 2016:

1.Cruel Beautiful World, by Caroline Leavitt – 352 pages – (Literary Fiction) – 9/28/16 (NetGalley – 10/4/16)

2.Girl on the Run, by Daryl Wood Gerber – 290 pages – (mystery/suspense) – 9/11/16 – (Author Review Request)

3. If I Forget You (e-book), by Thomas Christopher Greene – 255 pages – (literary fiction) – 9/22/16

4.It Ends with Us (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – 384 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/5/16

5.I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline, et. al. -304 pages – (memoir) – 9/3/16

6. My Life, My Body, by Marge Piercy – 128 pages – (nonfiction) – 9/30/16

7. Sister, The (e-book), by Louise Jensen – 330 pages – (psychological thriller) – 9/9/16

8. Sunshine Beach (e-book), by Wendy Wax – 414 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/25/16

9.  They May Not Mean To, But They Do (e-book), by Cathleen Schine – 306 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/14/16

10.This Must Be the Place (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell – 400 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) – 9/2/16

11. Untethered, by Julie Lawson Timmer – 332 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/19/16 (Amazon Vine)

12.Watching Edie (e-book), by Camilla Way – 291 pages – (psychological thriller) – 9/16/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER 2016:         12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER 2016:    3,786

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                     120

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN SEPTEMBER 2016:

It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover

 

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JUNE WRAP-UP: THE LONG HOT SUMMER IS HERE

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June is gone, sadly…How did so many days go by, with so few books read?  My month was a very slow one.  But I read some delightful books.

Click the titles for my reviews, and link up at The Book Date to see what others have been reading.

 

JUNE 2016:

1.   All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda – 384 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 6/18/16 – (NetGalley – 6/28)

2.   Beach Blues, by Joanne DeMaio – 411 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/24/16 – (Author Review Request)

3.  Girls, The (e-book), by Emma Cline – 368 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 6/12/16 –(NetGalley – 6/14)

4.  I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan – 355 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/2/2016 – (Amazon Vine)

5.  I Let You Go (e-book), by Claire Mackintosh – 369 pages – (thriller/mystery) – 6/9/16

6.  Intrusion (e-book), by Mary McCluskey – 246 pages – (psychological thriller) – 6/30/16

7.   Perfect Girl, The, by Gilly MacMillan – 435 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 6/29/16 (Amazon Vine Review)

8.  Perfect Neighbors, The (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/27/16 – (NetGalley – 7/5)

9.  Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss – 317 pages – (historical fiction) – 6/16/16-(Amazon Vine)

10.  Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman – 368 pages – (mystery/legal thriller) – 6/5/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2016:     10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JUNE 2016:      3,605

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       81

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN JUNE 2016:  Tied:  All the Missing Girls; Beach Blues

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WHEW! WHERE DID APRIL GO? — A WRAP-UP

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A busy and seemingly short month, April was so full of good reads that I had a hard time picking a favorite.  So I had a tie between two favorites.  Click my titles to read my reviews.

What did your month look like?  Join Kathryn, at Book Date, to add your link and share with us all.

 

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APRIL 2016:

1.    A Fatal Grace (e-book, Book 2), by Louise Penny – 311 pages – (mystery) – 4/18/16

2.   Buried in a Bog (e-book), by Sheila Connolly – 293 pages – (cozy mystery) – 4/26/16

3.   Domestic Secrets (e-book), by Rosalind Noonan – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/7/16

4.  Dream of the Blue Room (e-book), by Michelle Richmond – 296 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/11/16

5.  Garden Spells (e-book), by Sarah Addison Allen – 289 pages – (contemporary/fantasy fiction) – 4/2/16

6.  June, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore – 379 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/22/16 – (Amazon Vine)

7.   Lila (e-book), by Marilynne Robinson- 262 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/15/16

8.   Most Wanted (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – 448 pages – (mystery/family) – 4/3/16 – (NetGalley – 4/12)

9.   Mother Knows Best, by Karen MacInerney – 293 pages – (cozy mystery) – 4/21/16 – (Amazon Vine)

10. Nest, The (e-book), by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – 345 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/5/16

11. North of Here (e-book), by Laurel Saville – 257 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/13/16

12.  Obsession, The (e-book), by Nora Roberts – 453 pages – (romantic suspense) – 4/24/16

13.  Price of Salt, The (e-book, Carol), by Patricia Highsmith – 250 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/8/16

14.  Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman – 254 pages – (fictionalized historic literature) – 4/20/16

15.   Three-Martini Lunch, by Suzanne Rindell – 498 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/29/16 – (Amazon Vine)

16. Virgin River (e-book), by Robyn Carr – 430 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/1/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2016:     16

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN APRIL 2016:    5,410

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       59

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN APRIL 2016:  Tied:  The Obsession; The Nest

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