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message 1: by Charles (new)

Charles You got what you paid for. :)

message 2: by Cozen (new)

Cozen Charles wrote: "You got what you paid for. :)"

Yeah. it was free. I keep hoping for something good from these free stories and only .01% delivers. I just wish that Amazon had a way to filter out these soap opera segments from their catalog/library. It'd make my life a lot simpler. As much as there is nose about consumers complaining about these types of -what-ever-you-can call-them-chapter-teasers, you'd think you'd start to see less of them appearing. Not more. You wouldn't find any of these stories at a bookstore so why allow them to be sold like this? More money... I know. It says a lot more about the author though then their stories.

message 3: by Charles (new)

Charles Why don't you adopt a hard and fast rule: "I don't read nothing dats given 'way free." I'd also compile a list of publishers of queasy fantasies that have a paid staff of proof readers. It will likely be a very short list. Tor Fantasy would make the list. And, only spend geld on books from publishers on the list.

message 4: by Cozen (new)

Cozen Because I have an unhealth "Because That One Got Away" book mentality. I think of it as a e-book hoarding disorder. I've somehow traded in hoarding material things for a digital free e-book one (because I did get "Born to be Bound" and "Gas for Ass" for free and I loved them). Though I'm getting better at my disorder (there's even a group here somewhere that has a support group that deals personally in de-hoarding e-books).
Now I take the time to look at the page count and read the 1 and 2 star reviews on all these free books. That usually tells me all I need to know about it. It doesn't help though getting through all the past freebees that I got before I started my more selective free reading list. This is just a part of my spring cleaning efforts to get rid of all these freebee wannabes off my ipad.

It's going to be a torturous few monrhs that's for sure.

message 5: by Charles (new)

Charles e-books are like The Herps; you can never get of them. When you delete them off your iPad, they're still out there, lurking in The Cloud waiting for your moment of weakness to do a repeat download.

Its good that you've embraced your weakness. And you know that: at 2:00 AM on a Thursday night, while lubed on your 3rd Pinot-spritzer, iPad in hand, you'll hear the cyber-whisper. "Vampire Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse is a free download. FMF. Written by a Millennial, NYU MFA-grad working as a barmaid in Brooklyn, NY."

You know what you'll do.

message 6: by Adrian (new)

Adrian Yes! I could not have said it better myself.

I did read a freebie lately that I did really enjoy. The woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor. have you read it?

message 7: by Charles (new)

Charles No I have not.

I'm starting think most of the 'free-to-reads' are really, poorly written and badly editted queasy fantasies. I'm now looking at the publications from paid-for imprints. I'm hoping that I'll get what I pay for.

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