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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Monday, November 21, 2011

What's Hot and Not so Hot about House of Diamonds

Something I love about blogging is meeting people from all over the world. Wendy of Fabulosity Reads originally hails from South Africa (so of course she would attract my attention, it's where my two giraffes are from). She currently lives in Nigeria.

Not sure how Wendy will like House of Diamonds as it's not the usual genre she reviews. For those of you looking for book blog reviewers, Wendy is a good one. She is fair and honest, telling what she does and does not like about a particular book.

Yikes, I'm just a bit nervous! Go here to see the verdict.

17 comments:

  1. Hey, that's a fabulous review! Congratulations. :)

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  2. It's been awhile. Waving hello before I hop over...

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  3. Karen, what a great review! Wendy obviously put a lot of work and thought into it. I love the way she broke her review down, focusing on characters motivations, struggles, and resolution of problems. Thanks so much for sharing this review, as always, I've learned more about the writing world from reading your blog.

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  4. Donna, I think Wendy is an excellent reviewer and I'd recommend her Fabulosity Reviews to anyone seeking a fair and honest book review. Even when she says what is not hot about a book, she's so right who can argue? This from the author who constantly fights the tendency to repeat information in my writing. (this comes from being a mom of boys who don't listen to a word I say, and from having an ADHD husband who doesn't remember a word I say)

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  5. Just had to come back after reading the review. Congrats on the great review!

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  6. Very brave to allow someone who 'tells it as it is' to review your book but it looks as if it's paid off. Well done!

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  7. Congratulations, that was a very good review and I'm looking forward to reading your books.

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  8. Great review Karen! I look forward to reading this story.

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  9. It was a great pleasure reading you book Karen. i look forward to more.
    Ps! your compliment has really warmed my heart. I'm so touched.

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  10. PS! I don't even know what my preferred genre to review is anymore there are so many great writers out there...LOL

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  11. Excellent review, Karen! I wish you much success.

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  12. See? Granny always said that "worry is advanced payment for disappointment and trouble that seldom shows up."

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  13. Nicely done! :0) But, sometimes it is scary to put our writing out there for others to critique!

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