Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hi! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. I was totally lazy and didn't prepare a post for today. But I do have an announcement, a reminder and a question:

First, I won the Bid My Cleaning contest! Yipee! I was literally speechless when I saw the Tweet from Candice. All I could do was look at my husband and point to the laptop monitor. I can't wait for my first visit. I finally get to say, "I have to go clean before the cleaning person comes!"

Second, if you haven't voted in the Mabel's Labels contest, please vote and spread the word. If you do, don't forget to leave a comment on my Thank You contest page for the $75 in gift cards.

Last, I need a little advice. I have to write my first book review and want to know what you like to read in a review? Do you prefer a thorough review with character and plot analysis? Editorializing on why or why not the reviewer liked the book? Or something simple with author information and what the book is about? A combination of those?


  1. You lucky, lucky girl! I keep waiting until we can afford a housekeeper. Sadly, I don't think it will ever happen.

  2. CONGRATS!!!!!!!

    I am so EXCITED for you. Winning is so much fun :)

    So sweet of you to offer the giveaway for people that are voting for you to go. I really want you to go! I know you'll have a blast!!

    As far as the book review. I would like to see you mix it up.

  3. Submitted my vote this morning, Miss Mel (for you, of course). Best of luck to you, and I hope you get to go!

    I don't know how to write book reviews! Maybe if you wrote like you were telling someone who was running to catch a plane -- the key points, the stuff that stuck out for you -- and then fleshed it out just a little, that would be my preference. Sometimes it would be plot, sometimes characters, sometimes writing -- whatever sticks out.

    Hope that helps at all?

    -- Laurie

  4. People seem to live the reviews I've done if you'd like to take a look. I do a very brief summary and then more of my reaction to it. I think that once you know someone and their taste in books you get a feel for if you'll like the same type of books.


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