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by Rhonda
January 8th, 2010, 1:06 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 152241

Re: What are you reading now?

Ha ha. That is one great thing about coming to a series late. No waiting. I just found the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I'm on the second book right now and it's comforting to know that there are so many more already out there, and with the length of each of them, I should be able to stay hap...
by Rhonda
December 18th, 2009, 5:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 9498

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

So far keeping my 10 year old son reading is not a problem. In fact, reading has always been the one thing he would do quietly for hours (he has ADHD, but can sit still with no problem to read). I still read to him at night if we have a book we want to read together. If not, we both read our own boo...
by Rhonda
December 16th, 2009, 2:13 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Second Hand Books
Replies: 16
Views: 5099

Re: Second Hand Books

I understand about used books not being good for the authors, although I have to say that they're not as bad as it might seem either. For example, I bought the first Ranger's Apprentice book at a second hand shop. I wouldn't have bought it new because I wasn't sure my kid would like it. In the end, ...
by Rhonda
December 15th, 2009, 11:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Second Hand Books
Replies: 16
Views: 5099

Re: Second Hand Books

We love used books. I simply can't afford to buy new books every time my kids want one, and they rarely settle with borrowing a book from the library because they always end up wanting to read it over again. I was actually on a quest with my son yesterday and today to find the second book (and if lu...
by Rhonda
December 8th, 2009, 2:40 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query help - Revised
Replies: 19
Views: 5215

Re: Query help

Not sure if this is at all helpful to your query, but I couldn't stop thinking that it seems like it was pretty easy to wipe out a tribe of immortals. It made me want to read about that story actually. On the positive side, your second query was so much better at drawing me into the story than the f...
by Rhonda
December 8th, 2009, 12:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Peer Review of a Query
Replies: 24
Views: 5809

Re: Peer Review of a Query

I'm reading this from the standpoint of someone who might buy the book rather than as an agent. I have to say that the story got much more interesting when you described it after others gave you advice than it was in your query letter. I would consider buying it based on the new information. So I th...