I’m referring to “reader reviews” at online bookstores, and I’ve always been a little envious, to tell the truth. I don’t get many reader reviews of my books – at least, not as many as some of my competition get. I always figured it was because I didn’t solicit them. I mean, I prize your time and privacy, and am simply grateful that you read my books. Sure, I wish I’d get a gazillion book reviews. But I learned long ago to be careful what I wish for. Those reviews might be lousy, in which case I’d feel really bad, given the 5-star reviews other authors get.
Archives for August 2012
If you regularly read this blog, you know I love knitting and crocheting. I’ve also done weaving, macrame, and gimp-ing, and I sewed my wedding dress myself, which says I’m an all-around crafts person, right? Well, maybe. Or not.
Last Friday, I went looking for a tube bar clasp for a cuff (bracelet) that I want to knit. When I couldn’t find it in any crafts store, I tried a beading shop. It was a beautiful shop, its walls lined with tubes of beads in a lavish array of colors, arranged by shape and size. And yes, there was the clasp. But there were also lots of women sitting around a table beading some amazing pieces – necklaces, rings, belt buckles.
Actually, it’s not a beach bag, simply what would be in a hypothetical beach bag if I was to read at the beach as opposed to the lake, where comfortable, non-sandy, tree-shaded chairs abound. I had read Home, by Toni Morrison, the weekend before, but last weekend was for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. And mind you, I’m no formal book reviewer, simply a woman who reads books and has friends who ask for my thoughts.