Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Language of Secrets By Dianne Dixon

The Language of Secrets Handsome green eyed Justin Fisher who is the manager of a posh hotel has a troubled past that intereferes
with the life he's trying to build with his wife Amy and his son Zach.  He hasn't seen his parents or his sisters
in awhile.  He goes back to his parents house on Lima street only to find it's been sold and to add insult to injury his parents are dead.  Just when you think it can't get worse he finds another grave next to his parents' grave with his name on it from 1975!  I found myself sympathetic to Justin's character intially especially since
the wife Amy wasn't supportive at all,she came across as someone who has led a pampered existence her
husband's shocking discoveries were treated as a huge inconvience.  I personally would've liked to see more
about there son Zack, but because we have alot of flashbacks to 1974 to try to understand  how Justin got to this point I went with it.  The imagery started to fall pretty flat early on,but read it anyway because I was curious(not totally convinced but still wanting to know how all this was going to fit together).  I saw alot of potential in the beginning, but the biggest problem I had was the story opened with the premise that Justin hadn't seen his family in 10 years,Justin tried to reach out to his"estranged" sister but not only does she not know who he is
she wants him off her property, it's not until much later in the book that you find out that he hadn't seen them
in 30 years and because of trauma he managed to block out 20-25 years!   The author's style of writing was very unimaginitive.  I can only give it 1 out of 5 stars


   I would like to thank Doubleday Publishing for giving me an opportunity to review this book

Monday, March 29, 2010

Book blog news: other giveaways and other news

http://www.24hourreadathon.com/ is having a 24hour read-a-thon that starts  April 10th
Also some giveaways and mini challenges

http://www.wiseowlbookreviews.com/
has a couple days left for  book giveaway "The Help Kathryn Stockett" and  "The Bloodroot" by Amy Greene.

http://www.jillmrayearth.blogspot.com/  Is hosting a new weekly meme where you can list your top ten favorites
Go to the link to see more details.

Well that's it for this Monday.  If anyone has something to post in next Mondays news email me at Cheryls39at hotmail dot com

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Problogger: Secrets for Blogging your way to a Six Figure Income By Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett

This book promises to show you how to:
-Show you how to choose subject matter
-Handle Technical issues
-Examine different ways your blog can earn income
-evaluate your blog's sucess
-Keep content fresh and interesting
-Use your blog to generate income indirectly

Here's a partial list of the Table of Contents

Chapter 2 Niche blogging
Chapter 3 Setting up your blog
Chapter 5 Blog  Income and Earning Stategies
                                  Chapter 8 Blog Promotion and Marketing
                                  Chapter 10 Creating Something Worthwhile

I feel that they did look at different ways your blog can earn money and did a good job of showing you how to make money indirectly.  Everything else not so much .  Ifyou have just started blog or in the planning stages then this book can be helpful .  If you have been blogging for more than 8 months you may already be
already aware of the majority of the book. If you want to learning promotion etc.... I think going to Problogger.net would be sufficent enough without having to buy the book I give it 3 1/2  out of 5 stars

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Language of Secrets By Dianne Dixon

The Language of Secrets Handsome green eyed Justin Fisher who is the manager of a posh hotel has a troubled past that intereferes
with the life he's trying to build with his wife Amy and his son Zach.  He hasn't seen his parents or his sisters
in awhile.  He goes back to his parents house on Lima street only to find it's been sold and to add insult to injury his parents are dead.  Just when you think it can't get worse he finds another grave next to his parents' grave with his name on it from 1975!  I found myself sympathetic to Justin's character intially especially since
the wife Amy wasn't supportive at all,she came across as someone who has led a pampered existence her
husband's shocking discoveries were treated as a huge inconvience.  I personally would've liked to see more
about there son Zack, but because we have alot of flashbacks to 1974 to try to understand  how Justin got to this point I went with it.  The imagery started to fall pretty flat early on,but read it anyway because I was curious(not totally convinced but still wanting to know how all this was going to fit together).  I saw alot of potential in the beginning, but the biggest problem I had was the story opened with the premise that Justin hadn't seen his family in 10 years,Justin tried to reach out to his"estranged" sister but not only does she not know who he is
she wants him off her property, it's not until much later in the book that you find out that he hadn't seen them
in 30 years and because of trauma he managed to block out 20-25 years!   The author's style of writing was very unimaginitive.  I can only give it 1 out of 5 stars


   I would like to thank Doubleday Publishing for giving me an opportunity to review this book

Monday, March 29, 2010

Book blog news: other giveaways and other news

http://www.24hourreadathon.com/ is having a 24hour read-a-thon that starts  April 10th
Also some giveaways and mini challenges

http://www.wiseowlbookreviews.com/
has a couple days left for  book giveaway "The Help Kathryn Stockett" and  "The Bloodroot" by Amy Greene.

http://www.jillmrayearth.blogspot.com/  Is hosting a new weekly meme where you can list your top ten favorites
Go to the link to see more details.

Well that's it for this Monday.  If anyone has something to post in next Mondays news email me at Cheryls39at hotmail dot com

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Problogger: Secrets for Blogging your way to a Six Figure Income By Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett

This book promises to show you how to:
-Show you how to choose subject matter
-Handle Technical issues
-Examine different ways your blog can earn income
-evaluate your blog's sucess
-Keep content fresh and interesting
-Use your blog to generate income indirectly

Here's a partial list of the Table of Contents

Chapter 2 Niche blogging
Chapter 3 Setting up your blog
Chapter 5 Blog  Income and Earning Stategies
                                  Chapter 8 Blog Promotion and Marketing
                                  Chapter 10 Creating Something Worthwhile

I feel that they did look at different ways your blog can earn money and did a good job of showing you how to make money indirectly.  Everything else not so much .  Ifyou have just started blog or in the planning stages then this book can be helpful .  If you have been blogging for more than 8 months you may already be
already aware of the majority of the book. If you want to learning promotion etc.... I think going to Problogger.net would be sufficent enough without having to buy the book I give it 3 1/2  out of 5 stars

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