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message 1: by Jay (last edited Dec 07, 2012 09:41AM) (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) When you receive the book you are reviewing please post a link to the book here on the round thread. That way the author can check you have the correct file, and the mods can check you are all on track OK.

When you post you review on GR post a link to the review here on the round thread so that we can all get to it easily, and again it will make the mods lives easier.

Thank you :)

Round 4 Start date: 08 December 2012
End date: 29 December 2012

Sylvie reviews Alexes
Neel reviews xxxx
Anne reviews Kerry
Hock reviews Kathryn
Alexes reviews Sandra
xxxxx reviews Marie-Anne
Kerry reviews Sylvie
Kathryn reviews Neel
Sandra reviews Anne
Marie-Anne reviews Hock

Neel http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Anne http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Hock http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Alexes http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Steve has withdrawn
Kerry http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Kathryn http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Sandra http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Marie-Anne http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Sylvie http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

(Sylvie replaces Elizabeth)


message 2: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Steve, you're quite right. Jay is on vacation, and I'm doing the mod work this week (yi yi yi) with help from other mods.
Your solution won't work, however. I'm set up to review you in Round 3, right? I've just written to you asking for your book. So you can't review me in Round 4.
We can take you off your review in Round 4 and find someone else to review Marie-Anne. Anyone else see a different solution?

Mods, I'm taking this offline to email to get your thoughts on related matters of replacement.


message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Helen | 14 comments I've downloaded Neel Kay's book, and will begin reading it tonight.


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Helen | 14 comments Hi. I see I'm scheduled to review Anne's book. Anne looks like a lovely person, and her book is getting great reviews. I am not a fan of fantasy of any kind, nor of paranormal anything, so I think I'm a bad match for this review. May I switch or beg off? No one should get a bad match, IMHO. I wouldn't want someone who doesn't like mysteries to review my book, e.g.


message 5: by Anne (last edited Nov 03, 2012 11:44AM) (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Sandra, I happen to be the moderator this week, pinch-hitting for Jay, so I need to be the one to answer your request, even though it's my book lol. Actually, the book is very lightly paranormal; it's mostly a women's issues book. Rabid paranormal/fantasy readers in general don't like it. I can tell you that making switches is VERY difficult, and we have agreed we will only allow it if the objection is extreme--like it's against someone's religion. As an example, Mike just reviewed a Christian book, and he's a-religious. So, the bottom line is, I have to say no. Your reactions, even though you're not a paranormal reader (I'm not either, by the way)will be just as valuable to me. Okay? If you would please PM me your email address, I'll send you my PDF. Thanks for understanding!


message 6: by Anne (last edited Nov 03, 2012 11:48AM) (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Steve wrote: "Would it be all right if I read one of the books from Mike's Nominate for Review thread instead? And bring in someone else who has not reviewed/been reviewed by Marie Anne to review her book?
Anoth..."


Steve, those are good ideas. I'm about to try to get us a replacement for Elizabeth and also a pinch-hitter for you. So let's reconnect later on, after I make that try. Whom did you have in mind to review Marie-Anne? That would be a big help...we could use more pinch-hitters.


message 7: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Jay wrote: "When you receive the book you are reviewing please post a link to the book here on the round thread. That way the author can check you have the correct file, and the mods can check you are all on t..."

SYLVIE HAS REPLACED ELIZABETH. WHERE YOU SEE AN XXXX, PUT SYLVIE'S NAME IN. HERE IS HER LINK.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

ADDED ON NOVEMBER 3


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments I'll definitely try that next, if need be. In the meantime I've asked someone who's a read-only member. Have to wait until I hear back. Appreciate your helping me out, Steve!


message 9: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Helen | 14 comments Anne wrote: "Sandra, I happen to be the moderator this week, pinch-hitting for Jay, so I need to be the one to answer your request, even though it's my book lol. Actually, the book is very lightly paranormal; ..."
Thank you for being so gracious, Anne! I've received the book, and read the first 3 chapters, and am happy to review it. Maybe it's because the protagonist shares my hair color. ;-)


message 10: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Alrighty now! I'm going to have to start calling you Marlena!


message 11: by Anne (last edited Nov 04, 2012 12:28PM) (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Steve wrote: "Anne wrote: "I'll definitely try that next, if need be. In the meantime I've asked someone who's a read-only member. Have to wait until I hear back. Appreciate your helping me out, Steve!"

Well, sure...nice offer. I'm sure she won't mind! Steve, if you wouldn't mind contacting Sylvie and explaining why you're asking for her book, that would be great.



message 12: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Sandra wrote: "I've downloaded Neel Kay's book, and will begin reading it tonight."

Thanks, Sandra. Confirming for Round 3 you'll be reviewing
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...
Right?


message 13: by Anne (last edited Nov 05, 2012 03:34PM) (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Steve wrote: "currently reading Sylvie's book

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13..."


Thanks, Steve!

Steve, no grass grows under your feet. What a guy.


message 14: by Anne (last edited Nov 05, 2012 03:31PM) (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments Folks, Lauren (a reviewer-only member) has enthusiastically agreed to review Marie-Anne's Whorticulture for Round 4, since Steve has a reciprocal problem.
Steve could be restng on his laurels, but instead he'll be reviewing Sylvie's book(she'll get a double shot this time), just to be a nice guy.
Hurrahs all around!


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Is that for this round Steve? I thought I was reviewing Sylvie's book.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh -it's OK - just read Anne's comment. Sorry I am not with it. In the middle of a book blog tour and it's exhausting - fun though.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

It is a bit like swimming in soup yes. I am at a loss to find the nearest purveyor of bitter. I fear it will involve swimming 'the sleeve' which must be a little like swimming in soup anyway.


message 18: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Helen | 14 comments Anne wrote: "Sandra wrote: "I've downloaded Neel Kay's book, and will begin reading it tonight."

Thanks, Sandra. Confirming for Round 3 you'll be reviewing
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15......"


Yes, that's right, I'm more than halfway through now.


message 19: by Alexes (new)

Alexes | 40 comments I have Sandra's book and am reading it.


message 20: by Sylvie (new)

Sylvie | 13 comments Steve wrote: "review for Sylvie's book

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/..."


Thanks Steve


message 21: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments I've received Kerry Dwyer's book to review for Round 4 (starting Dec. 8). Here's the link on Goodreads.
http://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=...


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I have received Sylvie's book and will start it shortly.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...


message 23: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 775 comments Mod
I have received Kathryn's book and will be reviewing it after I've had my share of turkey.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...

Happy holidays/shopping...


message 24: by Marie-Anne (last edited Nov 22, 2012 12:51AM) (new)

Marie-Anne Mancio (hotelalphabet) | 139 comments I have received Hock's The Battle of Chibi and help haven't even thought about the shopping!


message 25: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 775 comments Mod
I have posted my review of Kathy's Desire at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/.... I will wait to see if Kathryn wants me to post it anywhere else as she has, I believe, the right to ask that I remove this review.


message 26: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne Mancio (hotelalphabet) | 139 comments Hock wrote: "I have posted my review of Kathy's Desire at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/.... I will wait to see if Kathryn wants me to post it anywhere else as she has, I believe, the right to ask..."

Hi Hock, no, authors do not have the right to ask reviewers to remove reviews on goodreads because that is not fair to the reviewer.


message 27: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 775 comments Mod
Marie-Anne wrote: "Hock wrote: "I have posted my review of Kathy's Desire at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/.... I will wait to see if Kathryn wants me to post it anywhere else as she has, I believe, the..."

O.K. Thanks for the clarification. I'll still wait for indication from Kathryn if she wants me to post elsewhere.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Did I read somewhere that Steve had dropped out of the group? Then who am I reviewing in round 4?


message 29: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Would you like a real treat? Without Steve you have no-one to review, and Marie-Anne has no-one to give her a review. How about reviewing her book instead? It's been very highly rated by the members who have read it so far. Your alternative is to accept the free ride for this round.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll read Marie-Anne's. Have noticed its great reviews, so obviously I'm curious.. :)


message 31: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Just PM her, Neel. I'm sure she'll be up for it :)


message 32: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn O'Halloran | 43 comments I've posted my review of Neel's book on here and Amazon.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 33: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn O'Halloran | 43 comments Hock wrote: "Marie-Anne wrote: "Hock wrote: "I have posted my review of Kathy's Desire at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/.... I will wait to see if Kathryn wants me to post it anywhere else as she ..."

Sorry Hock, I didn't see your message until just now. It's fine on here only. Of course I wouldn't ask for it to be removed from Goodreads. That would be bad form especially since the point of this group is to give honest reviews.


message 34: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Vance (goodreadscomRebeccaVance) | 17 comments Jay wrote: "Would you like a real treat? Without Steve you have no-one to review, and Marie-Anne has no-one to give her a review. How about reviewing her book instead? It's been very highly rated by the member..."

I don't know if Marie-Anne told you, but if not, I am excited to do so. I joined LinkedIn, and one of my contacts there wrote on my blog that she was going on my recommendation of Marie-Anne's book and she purchased it due to the review on my blog! :) That is the reason I started this blog to give all of us indies the exposure. I am so happy to have been part of that! :)


message 35: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 775 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "Hock wrote: "Marie-Anne wrote: "Hock wrote: "I have posted my review of Kathy's Desire at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/.... I will wait to see if Kathryn wants me to post it anywhere..."

O.K. thanks.


message 36: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Rebecca wrote: "Jay wrote: "Would you like a real treat? Without Steve you have no-one to review, and Marie-Anne has no-one to give her a review. How about reviewing her book instead? It's been very highly rated b..."

Great news, Rebecca :) Keep up the good work. Marie-Anne's book is worthy of all the exposure we can give it, as are several more that I've come across from the RG members.

Hey, I've only just noticed that: RG on GR!


message 37: by Anne (new)

Anne Carlisle (acarlisle) | 328 comments I've posted my review for Kerry's "Ramblings in Ireland" just now, which I enjoyed. This concludes my Group 3 reviews. Here's the link:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you Anne. That is lovely :)


message 39: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne Mancio (hotelalphabet) | 139 comments Here is my review of Hock's The Battle of Chibi:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
And merry Xmas folks!


message 40: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) I've lost track, Marie-Anne - did you want me to ask one of our readers to review your book as you're missing out in this round?


message 41: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne Mancio (hotelalphabet) | 139 comments I lost track too! Don't worry, the deadline is tight.


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Here is my review of Sylvie's The Other Side Of Silence.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 43: by Alexes (new)

Alexes | 40 comments My review of Sandra's The Hounding is up on Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... and on Amazon.


message 44: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Helen | 14 comments My review of Anne's Homeschooling: The Fire Night Ball is up at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... and on Amazon


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