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text 2018-04-10 19:42
Lists!
Horror: The 100 Best Books - Stephen Jones,Kim Newman
The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time - Martin Popoff
The Great Movies - Roger Ebert,Mary Corliss
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads - David Morrell,Hank Wagner
Fantasy: The 100 Best Books - James Cawthorn,Michael Moorcock,James Cawthorne
Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels: an English-language selection, 1949-1984 - David Pringle

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a geek. Like many geeks, I love lists; reading them, making them, debating them or flat disagreeing with them, I love it all. As such, I have quite a few books that are, basically, "best of" lists. I love these because they point me at good stuff I haven't experienced yet.

It struck me that there are many different ways to compile such a book, each with it's own benefits and drawbacks. So, here are a few different ways of doing it, with examples.

 

1. Utterly Subjective, Single Author

 

Example: The Great Movies - Roger Ebert,Mary Corliss  The Great Movies - Roger Ebert,Mary Corliss  

 

This style is probably the simplest: You list your favorite examples of a thing and explain why. This is the style I employ on this blog, and the style Ebert employed in his Great Movies series.

 

Benefits: Ease of writing, pleasantness of experience, enthusiasm, easy to organize.

 

Drawbacks: No data to fall back on, personal exposure, not authoritative.

 

You don't have to watch, read, or listen to anything you don't want to, but people can attack you for your opinions (risky in the internet era). Still, it's a lot of fun to just gush about the stuff you love.

 

2. Attempted Objective, Single Author

 

Example: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels: an English-language selection, 1949-1984 - David Pringle  Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels: an English-language selection, 1949-1984 - David Pringle  

 

Here, the author makes their best stab at an "official" list, compiling examples because of importance, influence, quality, or other criteria based on their own judgement.

 

Benefits: More comprehensive and authoritative, helpful creative/critical exercise.

 

Drawbacks: "Why this one and not...", exposure to works that one finds unpleasant, "important" works that don't hold up.

 

This kind of list is great for the author in two ways: They have to step outside of themselves, and it's a chance to dig into classics they haven't gotten around to (and any purchases are tax-deductible, because it's "research"). Still, they have to slog through some works they don't like, and will still be open to accusations of bias. Hell, they will be biased, no matter how hard they try to avoid it. This will also affect the passion in the writing. And they still don't have concrete data backing them up.

 

3. Subjective Take on Objective Data, Single Author

 

Example: The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time - Martin Popoff   The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time - Martin Popoff  

 

Gather data from various polls, interviews or other outside sources, compile a ranking, and then express your opinion of the various works, their placement, etc.

 

Benefits: Opportunities for snark, exposure to new works, not having to dredge your own brain.

 

Drawbacks: Frustration, works you may find awful/offensive, disappointment when some of your favorites are low on the list or absent altogether.

 

This one is just too much work for me, although it would be interesting to, say, watch and review every Best Picture winner, in order. Watching Crash again would be a chore, though.

 

4. Utterly subjective, Multi-Author

 

Horror: The 100 Best Books - Stephen Jones,Kim Newman   Horror: The 100 Best Books - Stephen Jones,Kim Newman  

 

Get a bunch of people to talk about their favorite works. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Benefits: Less writing, lots of discoveries, high enthusiasm.

 

Drawbacks: Logistical nightmare, missed deadlines, explaining the concept repeatedly.

 

Now I just need to find 100 people in the field who have enough time to write a piece, make sure there are no double-ups (two people picking the same subject), editing each piece, communicate with various agents/publishers, etc. If you prefer organizing to writing, not a bad choice, but keeping your ducks in a row can be a bear. Plus, there will be classics/"essentials" that no one picks, but you can blame your contributors for that.

 

5. Attempted Objective, Multi-Author

 

Fantasy: The 100 Best Books - James Cawthorn,Michael Moorcock,James Cawthorne   Fantasy: The 100 Best Books - James Cawthorn,Michael Moorcock,James Cawthorne  

 

You and a cohort come up with a list of classics, then divide and conquer.

 

Benefits: Lessened workload, interesting conversations, a united front.

 

Drawbacks: Arguments, resentment.

 

Doing an SF list but hate Heinlein? You can have your friend write that piece while you review that Ellison collection. Great, but what happens if one of you has a personal crisis? The other has to step up, leading to a potentially unbalanced workload. And the hashing out of the actual list can be both fun and frustrating, while dealing with each other's criticism of your writing styles just might suck. Just kidding, it'll be fine!

 

6. Subjective Takes on Objective Data, Multi-Author

 

Example: Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads - David Morrell,Hank Wagner   Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads - David Morrell,Hank Wagner  

 

Gather the pertinent data to compile a list, then get other people in the field to discuss their favorites from said list.

 

Benefits: Enthusiasm, less writing, hard data.

 

Drawbacks: Logistical issues, unpicked subjects.

 

Here, you have the same issues as #4, except you're backed up by data. But what if nobody really wants to write about something on the list? That falls to you, and can lead to some entries having all the verve of a high school book report.

 

 

Anyway, thanks for reading this list about books of lists.

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review 2018-02-24 22:56
Forbidden Song (Hearts of Metal Book 5) by Brooklyn Ann
Forbidden Song (Hearts of Metal Book 5) - Brooklyn Museum

This is the fifth book in the Hearts of Metal series but I promise it can definitely be read as a standalone. I know this because I’ve only read the previous book yet I never felt lost. 
I love how the author was able to weave so many characters into one book without making it feel convoluted. All of them felt true to their nature, including “slutty” Cliff, who can still be a jerk at times but now that we start seeing things from his POV it’s impossible not to have feelings for the guy. Christine’s independent spirit causes more trouble than not but even so she was a lovable character because it was not mischief what drove her but an honest will to live her own life. 

I felt this book centered more around the dynamics of the band’s members and their personal struggles, but even so it did not lack in the romance department. Christine and Cliff’s relationship may take a backseat at times but it’s always present throughout the book. Their emotions are all palpable and when they were together it was all but fire on the pages! The mix of drama and funny, laugh-out-loud moments made this book pretty enjoyable. And the fact that we get to visit with all of the other bands, including Rage of Angels (from the Bride of Prophecies series) makes it a memorable one as well. In short, I think this story is the perfect tease because if anyone picks this one up before the previous books in the series will want to get them all and start reading them asap. 

***I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***

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review 2018-01-26 03:42
Another great story in the lives of Bleeding Vengeance
Forbidden Song (Hearts of Metal Book 5) - Brooklyn Museum

I think this is my favorite Bleeding Vengeance story. Christine's past is tragic and her brother has made it worse. I loved how she was striving to become independent, even though she used some subterfuge to get there. Cliff was a surprise for me, considering his reputation and actions in the other books, and I enjoyed seeing this side of him. I was a little emotional as this story unfolded with happy tears at the end. I highly recommend this book and series.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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Unicorns From Unimaise - Magical Metal-Horned Tribe
Unicorns from Unimaise: The Magical Metal-Horn Tribe - Sybrina Durant

This picture book, Unicorns From Unimaise, will introduce readers to the Tribe of Metal-Horned Unicorns from Unimaise. Read the brief text and soak up the fantastic imagery of each amazing scene. Illustrations by Dasguptarts will keep you going back to the book over and over again. You will see something new and different each and every time. This book is meant to be read to children but adults will enjoy it, too. It is a preview of "The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm," an illustrated book for teens and older readers.

Source: www.amazon.com/Unicorns-Unimaise-Magical-Metal-Horn-Tribe/dp/1942740182
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Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Sales Market Report 2017

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The Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Sales Market Report 2017 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Ring Metal Oxide Varistor industry.

Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Ring Metal Oxide Varistor market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status.

Secondly, development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. This report also states import/export, supply and consumption figures as well as cost, price, revenue and gross margin by regions (United States, EU, China and Japan), and other regions can be added.

Then, the report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials, equipment and downstream consumers analysis is also carried out. What’s more, the Ring Metal Oxide Varistor industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed.

Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects is assessed, and overall research conclusions are offered.

In this report, the global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022.

Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with sales (K Units), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of Ring Metal Oxide Varistor for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering
    United States
    China
    Europe
    Japan
    Korea
    Taiwan

Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Ring Metal Oxide Varistor sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including
    TDK Corporation
    RS Components
    Jameco Electronics
    Jaycar Electronics
    Transonics PLC
    3M
    Murata Manufacturing
    KOA Corporation
    Prosurge Electronics
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    DC Circuit
    AC Circuit
On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Ring Metal Oxide Varistor for each application, including
    Automotive Electronics
    Line Voltage Equipment
    Wireless Handset Telecommunication
    Industrial Power Electronics
    Consumer Electronics
    Lighting Ballasts
    Others

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1 Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Market Overview

2 Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Competition by Players/Suppliers, Type and Application

3 United States Ring Metal Oxide Varistor (Volume, Value and Sales Price)

4 China Ring Metal Oxide Varistor (Volume, Value and Sales Price)

5 Europe Ring Metal Oxide Varistor (Volume, Value and Sales Price)

6 Japan Ring Metal Oxide Varistor (Volume, Value and Sales Price)

7 Southeast Asia Ring Metal Oxide Varistor (Volume, Value and Sales Price)

8 India Ring Metal Oxide Varistor (Volume, Value and Sales Price)

9 Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Players/Suppliers Profiles and Sales Data

10 Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Maufacturing Cost Analysis

11 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

12 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

13 Market Effect Factors Analysis

14 Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Market Forecast (2017-2022)

15 Research Findings and Conclusion

16 Appendix

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    Figure Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Sales Volume Comparison (K Units) by Type (2012-2022)
    Figure Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Sales Volume Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016
    Figure DC Circuit Product Picture
    Figure AC Circuit Product Picture
    Figure Global Ring Metal Oxide Varistor Sales Comparison (K Units) by Application (2012-2022)
    Figure Global Sales Market Share of Ring Metal Oxide Varistor by Application in 2016
    Figure Automotive Electronics Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Automotive Electronics
    Figure Line Voltage Equipment Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Line Voltage Equipment
    Figure Wireless Handset Telecommunication Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Wireless Handset Telecommunication

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