Sunday, April 03, 2005

New (to me) review site

Idly hunting for new review sites the other day, I came across this site www.rio-reviewers.com . Never heard of them previously, but they've reviewed some titles I've buried in my TBR. It's always nice to hear as many different points of view as possible. Naturally, I've not read any of the nominees (or winners) but perhaps I ought to move them higher in the pecking order.

Personally, I try to use reviews to thin my list of absolute must haves & to look for reasonably accurate story synopses (sp?). There are things that are big no-nos- like adultery & weird or innapropriate name choices, especially in historicals. It's easier for everyone involved if I don't need to rant after purchasing a book, yes? I didn't waste my money or time and I've helped support a different author who didn't have one of my pet peeves as part of her story. BTW, I still haven't resumed that book from yesterday..which shall remain nameless.

On a more mundane issue- how is it humanly possible for two boys to compile 10, yes 10, loads of laundry in one week?!!! Not that I washed them, you understand, but even so! They switch off weekly. This weekend was the younger boy's turn (he's 9). Whine, whine, whine, but he did it all with only minor assistance. Then he was made to change his sheets. Poor boy. I'm so evil. He claims he'll earn enough to have a maid & "won't have to worry about laundry & clean sheets, mom." LOL ;P

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Hey...isn't the point of a blog to mention those books you DON'T like? lol I'm curious about the book.

Tara Marie said...

Nicole is right, where else are we really free to complain if not on our own blogs??--lol.

I'm impressed: 1. You figured out how to do links within the blog and 2. Your kids do their laundry. I bow to the "mother goddess". I wish someone taught my husband how to do laundry and maybe a few other things, but I'll make up for it with our son. He's 3 and he likes to vacuum, and he's going to wash dishes and make beds and do laundry and... I sound like a slave driver don't I--lol.

Bookwormom said...

Well, ladies, I'm gonna try another chapter & if it continues on as bad I'll post the title then. I don't feel like I've given it enough of a "fair shake."

Tara- My DH is the one who insisted the kids ought to be taught & then went ahed & taught them himself!! You could've knocked me over with a feather. My MIL is the one to be praised. :)

Tara Marie said...

I love my MIL, but "you do know that there is a special bond you have with your oldest son" (and that's a quote). Which means he's a "PRINCE". He's gotten better over the years, but I've really had to beat it into him--lol.