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Colin McKay Miller

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Amy Hempel, David Simon, that them there Jesus book.

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These days, I spend most of my creative juice writing for businesses, not for me.

No, I don't hate everything. It's just a low scoring system in this four- and five-star wasteland:

-One star: I don't feel the need to nuance stars on books I didn't enjoy, so even if a book had good parts, if it falls short of an average read (and I don't think any of us are intentionally reading books we won't enjoy), it goes here.
-Two stars: An average read, something I'd still recommend to the right person.
-Three stars: A good read. This is the level where I start recommending books.
-Four stars: Book of the year.
-Five stars: Best books of my lifetime; those rare reads that really deserve the stars.

Okay, fine, just add a star to my reviews.

Usually I try to save my best words exclusively for my wife and daughter, but sometimes you gotta brag on what you've got. I'm going to skip the obvious things like Amanda being a great wife and mother—because, really, it's obvious: she is a great wife and mother—and dig a little deeper. We'll skip the part about her being really, really ridiculously good looking, too, because… well, you get th... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.57 · 14 ratings · 4 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
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Colin McKay Miller Colin McKay Miller said: " First Bradbury; was told to fire it up on the first day of summer (got close, but most of my reading is in the required category these days, so it's slow going). "

 
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message 1: by Ben

Ben You got it, man. I've never felt so sexy.


message 2: by Ben

Ben I had to take Larry away. I was starting to feel like I was a dirty old man or something. By the way, I went to Barnes and Noble the other day and looked for Hempel and they didn't have any. It disapointed me, but I'll buy one of her books through the internet at some point in time. Peace.


message 3: by Colin

Colin McKay Miller Ben wrote: "I had to take Larry away. I was starting to feel like I was a dirty old man or something. By the way, I went to Barnes and Noble the other day and looked for Hempel and they didn't have any. It ..."

I would say that Larry King had marriages that lasted for longer, but I'm not sure if that's true...

As for Amy Hempel, she's got that Collected Stories edition now. Though I think her earlier stuff is far better -- two of my top-five short stories ever, "The Man From Bogota" and "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried" are from Reasons to Live -- it's easier to grab the collection than the out of print originals.







message 4: by Ben

Ben Man, you are all about some Larry King, aren't you? Maybe you should change up your profile pic to one of Larry...

But yeah, I plan on changing it up every so often now, if for no other reason than to keep everyone on their toes. And don't be surprised if you see another Larry King appear! No sir, it could very well happen....


message 5: by Lacey

Lacey Dude, I say you needn't bother. Be as discerning as you want! I love to judge things harshly. AS HARSH AS POSSIBLE. Like I said, books that won't be above a 3 don't even make it onto my reading radar.


Matthew Mcconnell I'm just here playing around. The last thing I need is more "social networks". Seriously, I'm just around for the free ebooks, which I still need a way to read on my "dumb" phone.


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