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I review all genres and I post them in 23 spots. Check out previous posts and I'm sure you'll find several books to catch your interest. I am a published reviewer and an award winning one. I am one of the best reviewers around.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Now What? by Charmaine Gordon

    Carly's life in small town Illinois was simple but full.  She was a wife and mother as well as a best friend. Her friends were always there for her when she needed them. When her husband began behaving oddly, her friends would hold ladies nights to thrash it all out.  

This book is fantastic. It touches on several topics many wonder about but never speak of. I found the characters endearing.  The plotting was well done. Though there are several characters in this book, it's easy to follow the story line.  The author made you want to learn more, thus read further in the book. This one is a good one to have.

   I didn't find any issues.

   I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's such a beautiful story.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Thanks!

One And All......

I want to extend my sincere thanks to each and every one of you. Thank you for showing me what I knew deep inside.
I'm  not a friend. Just as I told Jeff Bezos. I am merely someone
to say a quick hello to while you give me your work to be reviewed. There isn't any danger of us being too friendly, as they thought.  

I hesitated to ask for help because I knew I would receive none. Just as none volunteered a donation for all the review posting I do on your behalf.  

Yes, you are right. This is my problem and just like all the others that have hit me in my life, I'll deal with them myself.  You see I forget from time to time that I'm not part of the human race. I forget that I'm less than dirt on your shoes until you need a review. A free review posted in 20 places.  I'm not likely to forget again. I will only answer emails about book reviews.

I know each of you will have a wonderful Easter. Maybe Sunrise services will mean something more this year.

I will still be reviewing. I have many books to catch up on. 

Again, thank you.




A Plea For Help!

My Dear Friends,

   This whole thing makes me very uncomfortable but I have no other choice. Let me tell you more about me and my family.

   I am disabled. I am unable to work. We live on Social Security and Food Stamps. Things have been tight over the years, but we've managed to stay afloat. Now with trump in office, we are sinking fast. He's cutting everything and if he isn't our state government is to beat trump to the punch.  Things are now the worst we've ever experienced.  I am unable to be left alone for any length of time because I fall extremely often and am too weak to get back up by myself. Yes, I have a walker, but when I fall, it goes first and then I go.  I can't drive because most of the time my legs are numb or go numb.  I understand how crazy this sounds. I've lived it for years. If it's rare, unheard of, odd,or crazy, you can bet it's in my life or has been.  Yes, I've had my license since I was 16. I'll be 55 at the end of the month.

   To add some brightness to my world, my daughters, both 18 until the end of May, will be going to college. The older one, who turns 19 at the end of May, will be going to Central Michigan University and the youngest to Stanford University. I am extremely proud of both of them. They will both need the basics. Books, notebooks, pens, dorm stuff, etc.  They will also need a bit of money for incidentals. Yes, they have scholarships and such. I'm flying blind with the college stuff. I also have to get the girls to their colleges.  

   This leads to my car. It's 14 yrs old. It needs new tires, the ones on it are bald. It needs new hoses, so they won't leak like the ones now do. It needs the windows fixed, so they go up and down. It needs the windshield fixed because of the huge crack in it.  The transmission needs work as well. This is all so I can get the girls where they need to be.  

 I have helped with reviews when I could. I posted them more places than most reviewers do. I've squeezed reviews in to help authors. My reviews give honest feedback. I've done all of it for free.

     NOW I'M BEGGING!  on bended knee for help!
I'm not sure how much this stuff will cost, but I'm giving a ballpark figure of $4000. If anyone can help with the figures I'd appreciate it.

Any money will help just of to my review/policy page here on my blog. Scroll to the bottom and the donate button is there.  Anything will help! I really appreciate it.
https://haveyouheardbookreview.blogspot.com/p/review-policy-contact-me.html
Thank you,
Melanie and Family

Monday, March 18, 2019

Stories for My Grandchild: A Grandmother's Journal by Honey Good

    A journal. What better way to share stories, family history or thoughts. A place where your family can look, in the future, to learn more about themselves.  It's a way to keep the important information in one place. 

    I love this book! I so wish it had been around when my grandparents were living. This book is thoughtfully put together with prompts and places for photos. It's the perfect gift for new grandmothers or established ones. This would also work for new Mothers who want to share this story with their children.

     I did find one issues.  It's more of an opinion. There should be one for Grandfathers. At the risk of sounding gender biased, there are some things in the Grandmother book best suited for girls. One for Grandfathers for grandchildren would allow them to share the other half of the story.

     I give this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a fantastic book.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Get to the Point!: Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter by Joel Schwartzberg

     We all communicate everyday. We have something we are trying to convey to others. We also think we are pretty good at getting our point across. Wrong! Most don't know how to make point. Not an effective point.  Many of us were never really taught how to make a point. This book will show you how.

    In this book, you'll find a terrific resource to beef up your game. We'd all like to do better at expressing our ideas. This book will teach us how to do just that.This book can help you take your presentations from ho hum to amazing. The book is easy to understand and implement right away.You are going to love it.

    I did find issues. The book is wordy and repetitive which can slow down the reading. Keep at it though.

    I gave this on four out of five cheers because of the above issues.

   



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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A Huge Thank You to Mr. Jeff Bezos

A Huge Announcement!!!!

As you all know, I had my account wiped clean on Amazon.
I've tried every way I knew to fix the situation. 
Last night I read several articles about Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos. In each of them he stated if  you have a problem
with Amazon,  email him directly.
I did just that. 

I was amazed when I opened my email just now. I received 
the following message:   


Amazon.com <review-abuse-appeals@amazon.com>
To:macladie25@yahoo.com
Jan 22 at 11:20 AM


Amazon
Your AccountAmazon.com
Message From Customer Service
Hello,

We have reviewed this situation and have restored your reviews to our site. It may take up to 24 hours for your reviews to reappear on the page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Best regards,
Amazon.com

With this fantastic news, I will begin posting on Amazon once again. I did try it to see if it worked and it does.

A Huge Thank You to Mr. Bezos!

Melanie



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Little Idiots by Christopher Minori

     When a group of young people decide to conjure a demon. The only one in the group with true powers was Adesina. To their surprise, it works and Samm is now in the building where they are. The group isn't sure what will happen with this demon. They are about to find out.

     Your idea of demons will changed after this book. Love the humor throughout the book. The characters are three dimensional and fun. Hilarious,  witty and perfect for a TV show.  You'll enjoy this read, I know I did. The writing is terrific. This is another one to add to the TBR pile.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it was a fun read.