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review 2016-04-08 03:11
Murder at the Tremont House
Murder at the Tremont House: A Blue Plate Cafe Mystery (Blue Plate Cafe Mysteries Book 2) - Judy Alter

I read the first book in this series last year and really enjoyed it.  This book, not so much.  The plot took so long to get started that I lost interest by the time it did. Not that it mattered, the plot was so far-fetched and meandering that even if it had taken off sooner, it would've just been a DNF.  The love triangle is ridiculous; pick one or shut up.  Neither guy is interesting enough to root for.

Also, one of my pet peeves is when someone owns a business and is able to take off out of town for several days with no notice.  Hello, real world?  Wrong number.

Frankly, this book was a waste of time and I don't think I'll continue with it.  What a shame, the first book was very good.

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text 2015-11-26 00:13
BL - Get me a Theme Generator!

Edit: I managed to edit the theme somewhat, but still not altogether happy with it.  Really not a user-friendly interface, and if it hadn't been for the scant html/css experience I had from other sites (LiveJournal, Tumblr, Twitter) then I wouldn't have even gotten this far. 


  Dear BL: can you please make it easier to create your own theme? Maybe create a Theme Creator?  That would make things better. The world would smile and there would be peace.  Please, BL, bring peace to the world.  Bring a Theme Generator to BookLikes!




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text 2015-05-20 20:01
Book snob?

I've been on Twitter for around a year and a half and have amassed a whopping 65 followers (I've never been very much of a networker.)


I was culling the herd the other day and realized that only about 10 or so of the people I follow were actual people and not just musicians/authors/comedians trying to sell their wares.


So, out of the 65 people who have followed me on Twitter, about 55 of them are roboaccounts (no, I didn't follow all of them back).  Out of those 50, about 20 are robo-accounts set up by authors to follow people who use particular keywords (Book nerd is one). 


My point is, if you're an author,. and you can't even be bothered to post original content on your Twitter feed and instead just repost links and so on, why should I think your books are going to be interesting?  Like, if you can't take a minute out of your busy day once in awhile to post something that isn't click bait, then I'm going to assume your books are half-assed too.


Yes, I understand the fundamentals of marketing.  But I have several authors I follow on Twitter who have very entertaining and engaging accounts without being full of 100 daily clickbait links.  And you know what? Their books are all pretty good.


If that makes me a book snob, well, then...


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text 2015-03-06 00:58
Don't Pet The Peeve

I'm going to get on my soapbox here and say that if the only way you can sustain a plot is to introduce a character that is so annoying and b****y that their only purpose is to provide a distraction, I'm going to automatically deduct a star from my rating.


/end rant

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-03-19 09:49
This was a crash for me
Crashing the Comicon (Wolves of Stone Ridge) - Charlie Richards
need an intervention. Seriously, I can not stop reading these books even though I end up grumping about certain aspects.
I mean, it's not like I read vampire/shifter stories for the realism. I LIKE the mate/mine trope. The instant attraction and undeniability of the pairing in these kind of stories.
But *I spoiler here so go away if you don't want to know what's going to happen*

Dirk was abducted and sexually and physically assaulted by a group of shifters. I can totally get he's freaking the fuck out about this new guy saying pretty much the same lines to him as kidnapping/rapist asshole did, but Seb ( the vampire who lurves him) breaks in to his room and explains it all, he's just all, oh yeah, I trust you, awesome, I am totally over that and let's get on with the sexing. *sigh*
Then ( totally irrelevant, I know) how did all these other people/wolf shifters/ vampires etc manage to get rooms in the hotel a convention is being held at? LAST MINUTE. I know, I know, Mandy, let it go, but you know, it's in my brain the whole time.
Then how many homophobes does a short book really need? How many people need to get threatening or muttering fag? I don't know, but I guess you need quite a few of them. ( not to forget the bimbo chicks hitting on hot vamp) I don't mind per-names too much but cutie got old really fast.
Oh and did Dirk really refer to his abductor and rapist and abuser ( whiles he you know, trying to re-kidnapp him) as hisEX??!'
I know we all have ex's that were assholes, but referring to thisguy as an ex? Well..NOT ok. He's not an ex, they met had dinner, 4 days later he's in a cage being passed around as a sex toy and beaten. Although that does make all my ex's look really good in comparison. Who knew? 
Just for those of you who are worried, all the abuse is in the past on only fleetingly referred to, since you know, all Dirk needed was the magical Vamp and his bites and dick to totally get over any of that trauma. 
*sigh* I'm grumpy and I shouldn't be. I know this is how these books sometimes are and yet I can't stop, because when there aren't stupid characters in them acting, you know, stupid. I LIKE the mate-mine-growl-sex. Rinse and repeat. 
Just for the pure brainless fluff of it, but then sometimes my brain won't take a hike like I want it too and I end up grumpy.
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