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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 9:33:17 PM PST
ginmar says:
It took me about six months in Iraq to realize that everything I had been told about Iraq, WMDs---remember those?---and the supposed collusion of Saddam Hussein with Osama bin Laden----was a lie. And then I got home and found that Republicans hated me for saying stuff like this, and making my points, and were not above calling me a traitor. Of course, this began much earlier, because I'm kind of a politics junkie and I love to study politics. Reagan made deals with extremely conservative Christian segments of the population, and the party has been moving so far to the right that it's time to assess just how far we've drifted.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 9:36:56 PM PST
Lol! I actually did use an eu word in a post but now I can't remember where or when. And it wasn't entrepreneur or poseur, either. Dang, now I'm going to have to go hunting!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 9:57:02 PM PST
Iola says:
Can y'all use less hauteur while you ranconteur about the political milieu.

Did I use any of those words in the correct context?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:02:39 PM PST
You are an auteur of renowned grandeur in your use of the so-elegant eu!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:21:26 PM PST
ginmar says:
And she's a connisseur if she had an euf for breakfast.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:22:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2011 10:22:51 PM PST
An egg is always une oeuf for breakfast :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:27:13 PM PST
Especially if she is a trouveur while eating her oeuf.

Had to look that one up: Any of a class of lyric and narrative poets and poet-musicians in N France, flourishing in the 12th and 13th cent.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:35:06 PM PST
ginmar says:
Time to stop drinking then.

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 12:05:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2011 12:07:11 AM PST
Iola says:
I had a McD's Bacon & Egg McMuffin for breakfast, but I think it might be stretching it a bit to say that consuming that une oeuf makes anyone a conneisseur.

ETA: it's 9pm in my time zone, which must be time to start drinking, not stop.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 6:05:24 PM PST
JerseyGirl says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011 6:19:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2011 6:20:45 PM PST
Awesome :)

But pepper spray is food! Why no mention of the taste?

ETA: Spoke too soon :)
http://www.amazon.com/Defense-Technology-56895-Stream-Pepper/product-reviews/B0058EOAUE/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addOneStar

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011 6:34:44 PM PST
Sires says:
I was just checking on a book on the UK site I was interested in and I saw the following clickable link: Go to Amazon U.S. to see the review . Oddly enough I checked two books, 1) The Lantern ISBN-10: 1409135489 and 2) The Ghost of Lily Painter ISBN-10: 0091937035. Both books had 1 US review, short and unhelpful and the only review written by each reviewer.

Interesting coincidence.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 6:48:09 PM PST
T. L. Haddix says:
Sires, I just checked using my own book. It also has that link at the bottom of the page, which takes you to the US site. As I understand it, Amazon just implemented some sort of 'review exchange' where US-based reviews are listed on the UK site. I imagine that link is related to this new policy. Also, from what I understand, it picks the reviews voted 'most helpful'.

As to the veracity of the reviews on the books you mentioned, I can't attest to that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 12:28:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 12:28:38 PM PST
Winter says:
*Minion Winter looks up from grooming the angora carpet with a fine tooth comb and decides it is far too quite in the ebony and brass library with only the sound of the crackling fire in the massive marble hearth. Turns up the sound of Minion Lopez's excited grateful squeals of anticipation as the days of Mini-Minions approaches. Smiles. Goes back to the angora carpet and sits beside it, resumes grooming accompanied by the festive music of pre-Mini-Minion squeals of excitement...*

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 6:38:44 PM PST
Here's one I've never seen done before. This author, J. Lafferty, has attached her name and book title to all 65 of her reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A5TABSUAD101L/ref=cm_cd_et_pdp

Has anyone seen another author do this?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 6:43:30 PM PST
ginmar says:
God, that's obnoxious. Isn't that against the TOS, too?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 6:55:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 6:56:26 PM PST
Reviewer Aus says:
I've seen it a couple of times. There's a guy who posts in the erotic romance forum who has his books listed at the end of all of his reviews.

I probably shouldn't have derailed that other thread J. Lafferty posted in, but it really annoyed me!

How can they think that is an okay thing to do?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 7:01:21 PM PST
SHZ said it is. Even if it wasn't against the rules it would still be obnoxious to advertise your own book in a review of someone else's book. That's just tacky.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 7:02:02 PM PST
You didn't derail it. And people who do that should be called out. I noticed she deleted her post.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 7:05:17 PM PST
ginmar says:
They think anything they do is okay, is how. They don't care what other people think.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 7:37:43 PM PST
"Has anyone seen another author do this? "

Yes, and I've seen reviewers pimp their sites the same way. I think it's tacky.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 8:02:29 PM PST
Ann, remember when we were talking about the author A.J. and all the controversy. I believe you or someone else linked a post on Goodreads from Damon or Damien?

I bookmarked it and forgot about it but I just read it today. It was a great post. Very logical and clearly thought out instead of just emotional.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 8:30:45 PM PST
Iola says:
I saw one author who reviewed about six books with virtually the same review for all of them. It was something along the lines of "this book provided an interesting viewpoint on the subject of xxx, and was an excellent source of research for my novel, xxx". Needless to say, these were his only reviews.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 8:33:37 PM PST
Iola says:
I notice she describes herself as a 'free spirit'. Perhaps free spirits don't have to obey such unfree, unspirity things such as rules.

She's also queen of the two-line review, which must be why she writes short stories not novels.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 9:50:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 9:54:57 PM PST
yes, it was. But "the only gay in the village" has decreed that Damon is unclean, and so his words and his admirers must be cast out into the fiery pits of hell.

Or at least boycotted.

The whole thing has turned me off writing, blogging, and reading. I love reading non-heteronormative stories but the m/m genre has now become so toxic, I want nothing to do with it.

ETA: for those not following this convo, the post is here:
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/705444-author-s-gender-does-it-matter?page=1#comment_39677307

regarding this:
http://dearauthor.com/features/industry-news/tuesday-midday-news-aj-llewellyn-admits-adopting-male-persona-despite-being-female

You'll find it discussed here:
http://www.amazon.com/forum/romance/ref=cm_cd_pg_pg95?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=FxM42D5QN2YZ1D&cdPage=95&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxN1NOOIAUROOH

And lots of other places
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