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by wetair
August 29th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: what makes you choose a book??
Replies: 11
Views: 4076

Re: what makes you choose a book??

mostly, word of mouth. blogs and various threads on book social networking sites. author websites - if i like an author, i will visit the website and see what else there is. can't remember the last time i walked in (library or bookstore) and just got a book because the cover or title looked good.
by wetair
August 27th, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Reading Room - New Book Social Networking Site
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: The Reading Room - New Book Social Networking Site

I use librarything most often. though i also have an account at goodreads and shelfari. been a long time since i've been to either goodreads or shelfair though
by wetair
August 27th, 2010, 2:50 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 22806

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

You know, habit is a part of it. If you grow up reading ebooks (or riding the subway!) you are going to be annoyed if you can't. God knows I am annoyed every time I am forced to go somewhere without easy subway access. And my relatives in the suburbs think a car is freedom and for me a car is a hass...
by wetair
August 27th, 2010, 1:30 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 8/27/10
Replies: 27
Views: 19965

Re: Page Critique Friday 8/27/10

It is in the present tense! Wow. At first, when you introduce the characters names, I thought they were husband and wife. I didn't realize they were mother and son until you say "Her son . . ." I am not sure what is going on, just that something is, something involving the police (why else would the...
by wetair
August 25th, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Who first inspired you to read?
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: Who first inspired you to read?

My third grade teacher. She read Charlotte's Web out loud to us and I decided I liked it so much that I would go to the library and get a copy to read for myself. There, I discovered lots and lots of other interesting books.
by wetair
August 25th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 22806

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

I am not going to give up my favorite author (or series!). I have a few favorite authors (and series!) I would read it in whichever format is most affordable to be me. That leaves out hardcover. I prefer ebook, but if it only comes out in paperback, than that is what I will read it in. And if it onl...
by wetair
August 25th, 2010, 6:41 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book experience
Replies: 30
Views: 3774

Re: E-book experience

lucky peoples have room for shelves on top of shelves. and family members who don't object when books escape the shelves.
by wetair
August 23rd, 2010, 1:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Multimedia or Straight Text?
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Multimedia or Straight Text?

straight text. unless i was reading historical fiction (or a history text, even), that pictures and source material would make an interesting add-on. for memoirs, pictures and sound would make an interesting add-on, i think. in fact, for any non-fiction, source material and references and links and ...
by wetair
August 14th, 2010, 7:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Researching Question
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Researching Question

i know you said you have reached the end of the internet . . . but maybe a firefighter blog? there are some. i know because when my aunt's house got burned, the pics showed up online a few hours later. you could post a question and/or email the blogger. before you start cold calling firefighters, i ...
by wetair
August 12th, 2010, 7:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Improving my writing
Replies: 19
Views: 2971

Re: Improving my writing

theepicwinner: May I then ask if you have read Twilight? I haven't read many English novels, but I have read Twilight and there I found some words difficult and I had to look them up. I'm not sure if some of her words are a little university degree-ish, but I know that her books is written for teen...
by wetair
August 11th, 2010, 1:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

I know that this is going to sound completely NUTS, but I used to do that with a lot of Mariah Carey's songs. Now, now, now...before you start throwing the tomatoes, I should add that before she went all coo-coo, she was quite the lyricist. Up until her last GOOD album "Fantasy", the lyrics in her ...
by wetair
August 11th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

the oh baby repetitions sound like justin bieber.
by wetair
August 10th, 2010, 2:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Improving my writing
Replies: 19
Views: 2971

Re: Improving my writing

does norway have community colleges? with english writing classes? Not as advanced as I wish them to be. But I still have to show up at evening - classes, and this is a problem when you have two children, and a husband who is a sailor. =) My writing in here might appear to be ok, but I really have ...
by wetair
August 10th, 2010, 12:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

i pay more attention to the music than the lyrics. lol but i will admit the songs I listen to over and over are the ones whose words i really like. their music needs to be good, too, though. desert rose by sting, hero by maria carey, almost doesn't count by brandy, sweet dreams by beyonce . . .
by wetair
August 10th, 2010, 12:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Improving my writing
Replies: 19
Views: 2971

Re: Improving my writing

does norway have community colleges? with english writing classes?