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message 1: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Jun 23, 2016 08:57AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
This is a general group. In joining this group you have agreed TO REVIEW ANY ALLOCATED BOOK within the set 12 week limit.
There is no genre filtering.
If you are only willing to review your own preferred genres then sorry, but you’re better off finding a group that specialises in your preference, or joining one of the 18+ rounds or a ‘clean’ review round. In this general group you might be asked to review fiction/non-fiction, adults’/children’s books, a religious text, BDSM, or anything in between. Allocation is entirely random and there will NOT be any rearranging of the listing to accommodate genre preference. The ONLY circumstance in which you may duck out of giving a review is if YOU provide a stand-in reviewer.

Let’s be honest here – we don’t all like the same things but we all want reviews. The only way this group can function is if we trust each other to behave honourably. And it IS perfectly possible to give a fair-minded review of a text that does not coincide with our normal choice of reading matter. If you need a few hints/tips, please see this thread:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Do not sign up until you have completed all your reviews in another review round in the group.

Make sure you have an author profile set up before you join and that your book is available for sale on amazon (not pre-0rder).
Make sure your profile allows people to message you, i.e. your profile is not set to private.

Please let me know as you sign up if you have been reviewed by, or have reviewed another author in the group. It is permissible to review an author more than once if a different book is available, but reciprocal reviews within the group are strictly prohibited.


Your group moderator will be
Hock G. Tjoa

Member Links
1.Tracey Madeley
2.Heather Hayden
3.Sonal Panse
4.Samuel Astbury
5.Smita Bhattacharya
6.Joannes Rhino
7.Laura Libricz
8.Naila
9.Hock G. Tjoa
10.P. Zoro

Book Links
1.Father & Son
2.Augment
3.Tales of Princesses and Princes Volume 1
4.Cloud Storage
5.He Knew a Firefly
6.The Unseen Face
7.The Master and the Maid
8.The Teenage Spy
9.Agamemnon Must Die
10.Shadows, Darkness and Light


message 2: by Ben (new)

Ben Westerham | 21 comments Hi,

I'm up for joining this group and would like to contribute my crime fiction novel 'Good Investigations'. Links are:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Ben.


message 3: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Hi Ben, you are very welcome to join this group, but were you aware that we have a genre specific 'thriller' round also open for new members at the moment?


message 4: by Ben (new)

Ben Westerham | 21 comments Hi Emma, I did take a look at that one but wasn't sure if my humour laced detective story would be particularly welcome there. Happy to take your steer on this. What do you think?

Ben.


message 5: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
As you have categorised it as a thriller for amazon, I don't see why not, but of course its up to you.
It come down to what you'd prefer to read, a potluck here, or those within your genre in the thriller group.


message 6: by Ben (new)

Ben Westerham | 21 comments Just taken another look across the road at the thriller group and will shift myself over there as there seems to be a reasonable amount of variety on offer already, so looks like I should be OK there. Thanks, Ben.


message 7: by Leila (last edited Jun 10, 2016 04:57PM) (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 3 comments Hi Emma, do you ever do memoir or non-fiction review groups? There are so many genre's I really don't enjoy and don't feel that I would be able to give a fair review, but I'll read any non-fiction book. Even better if it is specifically for memoirs. Just something to consider?
Thanks,
Leila


message 8: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 3 comments Ah, I've just seen group 100 was non-fiction! And all the books look great! Wish I had found this group earlier...


message 9: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
There were all sorts of groups within the 'group 100' banner, but yes, there was a non-fiction round included.
The 'clean' group contains a lot of non-fiction, as well as children's books, you might want to look there. Its quite possible to review a book that isn't your usual cup of tea, have a look at this advice from one of the groups founders
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 10: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Madeley | 29 comments Would you please add my book Father & Son to your list.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 11: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome aboard Tracey.


message 12: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 3 comments Emma wrote: "There were all sorts of groups within the 'group 100' banner, but yes, there was a non-fiction round included.
The 'clean' group contains a lot of non-fiction, as well as children's books, you migh..."


Thanks Emma, the clean group looks great, but not sure my memoir would be rated as 'clean' :)


message 13: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Let me know if you want to jump into this one Leila.


message 14: by Heather (new)

Heather Hayden Hi,

I would love to join this group! My book is a YA novella.

My author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
My book page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 15: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome Heather, love the cover.


message 16: by Sonal (new)

Sonal Panse (sonal-panse) | 60 comments Hi Emma,

Please add my book -

Tales of Princesses and Princes - Volume 1

My author page - https://www.goodreads.com/sonal-panse

My book page - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Thanks!


message 17: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Hi Sonal, welcome back.


message 18: by Smita (new)

Smita Bhattacharya Hi Emma

Please add me to the group as well. Details below

Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Book page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

I need to mention Sonal (Panse) has already reviewed for me before. Is it possible to list myself here, given that and not perhaps have her as one of my reviewers again (and reciprocal as well)? Let me know else will withdraw my submission.

Thanks!


message 19: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
It is not possible for me to arrange the list according to preferences. its tricky enough to make sure we only nave non-reciprocal reviews.
However, it is possible for someone to review another book from the same author is that author has another book available.
It would only be a reciprocal review, if you had reviewed her too. Is this the case?
At this stage, it would be possible to keep you two totally apart, but it would be easier if there was another option (i.e. have Sonal review your other book.)


message 20: by P. (new)

P. Zoro (pzoro) | 106 comments Hi Emma

I would like to join this group with 'Shadows, Darkness and Light'.

My page: https://www.goodreads.com/pzoro
My Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

I have reviewed Sonal Panse before.

Thank you


message 21: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Hi P. Sonal has a few books so that shouldn't be a problem.


message 22: by Smita (last edited Jun 16, 2016 02:32AM) (new)

Smita Bhattacharya Emma wrote: "It is not possible for me to arrange the list according to preferences. its tricky enough to make sure we only nave non-reciprocal reviews.
However, it is possible for someone to review another bo..."


Hi Emma, I do have another book she can review. But if I get her book to review, it would be reciprocal. So, you can drop me out of this round :( - I will add myself to another review group. Thank you!


message 23: by Samuel (new)

Samuel | 120 comments Hi Emma. Is there any room at the inn? I'm almost entirely convinced that I haven't reviewed, or been reviewed by, anyone on the list thus far.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 24: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Smita, you are confusing me.

1. Have you reviewed Sonal already?
2. Has Sonal reviewed you already?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' I can fit you in without a problem.
If both of them are 'yes' it still might be possible. There is one spot in each group where two specific individuals do not interact
at all. E.g. the person in position 1, will neither review, or be reviewed by, the person in position 6 . Same for 2 and 7, 3 and 8 etc.

Samuel, welcome aboard.


message 25: by Smita (new)

Smita Bhattacharya Emma wrote: "Smita, you are confusing me.

1. Have you reviewed Sonal already?
2. Has Sonal reviewed you already?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' I can fit you in without a problem.
If both ..."


:))

Sonal has reviewed me. I haven't reviewed Sonal.


message 26: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
That's fine, you have two books so Sonal can review you again if needed.


message 27: by Joannes (new)

Joannes Rhino (sethlestath) | 41 comments Hi Emma,

I would like to include my book in this group.

The Unseen Face

Joannes Rhino

Thank you


message 28: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome Joannes.


message 29: by Laura (last edited Jun 22, 2016 06:26AM) (new)

Laura Libricz (lauralibricz) | 78 comments Hi,

I would like to include my book in this group. I haven't been involved in the group for a long time. The Master and the Maid has been signed by a publisher, rewritten and re-released. Let me know if this is ok. I read every and any genre.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 30: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome back Laura.


message 31: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 946 comments Mod
I'd like to join - Hock G. Tjoa
Agamemnon Must Die

I have reviewed Cloud Storage.


message 32: by Naila (new)

Naila Tennyson | 18 comments Add my book!The Teenage Spy
Naila
happy book loving!


message 33: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments I'd like to join and include my book, An Undesirable Marriage..


message 34: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
This group in now full (note the 'now forming' header is missing)
There are others available Meriel.


message 35: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
START DATE: 24th June 2016

END DATE: 16th Sept 2016

Round 1 – post your review by 15th July 2016
Round 2 – post your review 05th August 2016
Round 3 – post your review by 26th August 2016
Round 4 – post your review by
16th Sept 2016


As AUTHORS you send your book file to:

107-01__ Tracy Madeley
P. Zoro for round 1
Hock Tjoa for round 2
Naila for round 3
Laura Libricz for round 4

107-02__ Heather Hayden
Tracy Madeley for round 1
P. Zoro for round 2
Hock Tjoa for round 3
Naila for round 4

107-03__ Sonal Panse
Heather Hayden for round 1
Tracy Madeley for round 2
P. Zoro for round 3
Hock Tjoa for round 4

107-04__ Samuel Astbury
Sonal Panse for round 1
Heather Hayden for round 2
Tracy Madeley for round 3
P. Zoro for round 4

107-05__ Smita Bhattacharya
Samuel Astbury for round 1
Sonal Panse for round 2
Heather Hayden for round 3
Tracy Madeley for round 4

107-06__ Joannes Rhino
Smita Bhattacharya for round 1
Samuel Astbury for round 2
Sonal Panse for round 3
Heather Hayden for round 4

107-07__ Laura Libricz
Joannes Rhino for round 1
Smita Bhattacharya for round 2
Samuel Astbury for round 3
Sonal Panse for round 4

107-08__ Naila
Laura Libricz for round 1
Joannes Rhino for round 2
Smita Bhattacharya for round 3
Samuel Astbury for round 4

107-09__ Hock Tjoa
Naila for round 1
Laura Libricz for round 2
Joannes Rhino for round 3
Smita Bhattacharya for round 4

107-10__ P. Zoro
Hock Tjoa for round 1
Naila for round 2
Laura Libricz for round 3
Joannes Rhino for round 4

As REVIEWERS you will receive books for review from:

107-01__ Tracy Madeley
Heather Hayden for round 1
Sonal Panse for round 2
Samuel Astbury for round 3
Smita Bhattacharya for round 4

107-02__ Heather Hayden
Sonal Panse for round 1
Samuel Astbury for round 2
Smita Bhattacharya for round 3
Joannes Rhino for round 4

107-03__ Sonal Panse
Samuel Astbury for round 1
Smita Bhattacharya for round 2
Joannes Rhino for round 3
Laura Libricz for round 4

107-04__ Samuel Astbury
Smita Bhattacharya for round 1
Joannes Rhino for round 2
Laura Libricz for round 3
Naila for round 4

107-05__ Smita Bhattacharya
Joannes Rhino for round 1
Laura Libricz for round 2
Naila for round 3
Hock Tjoa for round 4

107-06__ Joannes Rhino
Laura Libricz for round 1
Naila for round 2
Hock Tjoa for round 3
P. Zoro for round 4

107-07__ Laura Libricz
Naila for round 1
Hock Tjoa for round 2
P. Zoro for round 3
Tracy Madeley for round 4

107-08__ Naila
Hock Tjoa for round 1
P. Zoro for round 2
Tracy Madeley for round 3
Heather Hayden for round 4

107-09__ Hock Tjoa
P. Zoro for round 1
Tracy Madeley for round 2
Heather Hayden for round 3
Sonal Panse for round 4

107-10__ P. Zoro
Tracy Madeley for round 1
Heather Hayden for round 2
Sonal Panse for round 3
Samuel Astbury for round 4

Please remember the commitment you are making to your fellow group members. If you pull out after the start date for any reason it is the other members who will be faced with the problem of finding a replacement, or missing out on reviews, through no fault of their own. Please don’t ask the moderators to chase after replacements as we just don’t have the time.

It is the responsibility of the author to get their book to their reviewer in a format the reviewer can manage. Everyone must be able to accept PDF. There are no set dates for the start of each round. You can each work at your own pace, within the limits of the round deadlines.

When you have posted your reviews, please post the three links to your reviews in this thread.

All reviews must be posted to GR, Amazon .com and Amazon.co.uk.

Postings to any other sites are by agreement by both author and reviewer.

If I’ve missed something that results in you being asked to review someone who has already reviewed you, please let me know asap.

To exchange book files, my advice is to use PM to give email addresses to each other (save the chance of spammers getting your addies from this open forum). Happy reviewing, everyone :)


message 36: by Naila (last edited Jun 24, 2016 07:40AM) (new)

Naila Tennyson | 18 comments People whose books i have to review can just send me a pdf file at. Naila tennyson# :)


message 37: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 946 comments Mod
This group is now complete and ready to begin.

Please pay special interest to message 1 and 35 of this thread. Note that everyone should send out copies of his/her work to FOUR others and should REVIEW a different four authors. Here is my take on "the rules"-

1. The authors are responsible for the delivery of their respective "books" to the reviewers. The usual formats are pdf, mobi/kindle, and epub. If anyone needs to convert the format of a book, a useful (free) method is to download Calibre and use it.

2. Reviews should be honest (e.g., you must have read the book) and civil. But your review does not have to be Positive (three stars or more). There should not be any discussion of the reviews on the Group thread.

3. Reviewers should avoid "spoilers."

4. Reviews should identify, with examples if appropriate, what the reviewer liked or did not like about the book - the writing/language/style, plot, characters, etc. Errors, formatting issues, etc., should be commented upon in a helpful manner.

5. Reviewers are not obligated to provide a "critique" or edit of the book though everyone is encouraged to be as helpful as possible. Please communicate these "extras" through the personal messaging function of Goodreads.

6. Links to your reviews should be posted in this group thread for our collective benefit.

Best wishes,

Hock


message 38: by Laura (new)

Laura Libricz (lauralibricz) | 78 comments Hi,

I don't seem to be able to send any personal messages. Do I need to friend you first?


message 39: by Laura (new)

Laura Libricz (lauralibricz) | 78 comments Laura wrote: "Hi,

I don't seem to be able to send any personal messages. Do I need to friend you first?"


I got it now!


message 40: by P. (new)

P. Zoro (pzoro) | 106 comments My review for Sonal's tales of Princesses and Princes:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.com/review/R2R2QUS...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R172Z...

Thanks Sonal for a great read.


message 41: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 946 comments Mod
Thanks P for this group's very first (your R3) review!

Everybody - it is O.K. to do your assignments in any order you wish.


message 42: by P. (new)

P. Zoro (pzoro) | 106 comments Welcome Hock.

Just couldn't resist. I have read one of Sonal's books before.


message 43: by P. (new)


message 44: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 946 comments Mod
Thanks P. for your second (R 2) review.


message 46: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 946 comments Mod
Thanks P!
Your third review before the first deadline - July 15th!!!


message 47: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Madeley | 29 comments P. wrote: "Hi Hock

My review for Father and Son:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.com/review/RHAY1MZ...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RB939...

Regards

P. Zoro"



Thanks, that gives me something to work on.


message 48: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Madeley | 29 comments My review of Tales of Princesses & Princes Volume 1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RW5KM...

https://www.amazon.com/review/R3VHYJS...

Tracey


message 49: by Sonal (new)

Sonal Panse (sonal-panse) | 60 comments My review for 'Vengeful' by Smita Bhattacharya - Round 2 -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R26PD...
https://www.amazon.com/review/R3IXO6T...
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Thank you for your reviews, Zoro and Tracey.


message 50: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 946 comments Mod
Thanks Tracy and Sonal for your first reviews!

Tracy, please also post your review on Goodreads and give us a link to it. Thanks.


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