The first thing to say is, Cathy Rentzenbrink is a true advocate of reading. This may be a personal memoir but the value and importance of books is to the forefront throughout. Indeed, for avid readers, and even for the not so avid, this book may be viewed as a reader’s treasure trove. The dialogue … More Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink – Editorial Review
Arabesque is a memoir that depicts the author’s early years. In many ways it may be viewed as a coming-of-age account. One aspect arising almost immediately is Cherie’s passion for dance. A passion that developed early on. A passion that has never abated and continues to the present day. Indeed, for lover’s of dance in … More Arabesque: Dancing On the Edge in Los Angeles by Cherie Magnus
Over recent years it has become apparent numerical star ratings included with book reviews are being given too much weight. In some instances they have become so emotive as to override the actual content of the review, whether positive or negative. In view of the above, and in a wish to … More Change to Review Rating Policy
!!! IMPORTANT!!! This should be read in conjunction with the previous article Why Amazon is Removing Reviews the content of which remains relevant. Undoubtedly, though it remains a topic of discussion for some, product reviews can be influential in shopper decisions. As a result, many producers, including authors, are, and have been … More Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update
Caveat: The following has been gleaned from information in the public domain without the prior knowledge of the author. Consequently, the writer bears no responsibility with regard to accuracy. All information has been interpreted or reproduced ‘as found’. At an early age midwifery became and remains Julie’s passion. Her initial experience as a nurse aide … More Author Spotlight – Julie Watson
Reviewing a book can be intimidating for some. Nevertheless, to write a review is a valid reward for the author’s time and effort, especially if the reader has enjoyed the book. A previous article Writing Reviews upon which the infograph below is based, dealt with the topic in more detail. However, most people, including readers, … More 8 Book Reviewer Tips – Infograph
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Since this website was established the article Assessing Book Review Ratings (one of the first to be published) has been utilised as a guide for informing readers, authors, website/blog visitors and followers, and anyone else interested, of how ratings are applied to the books reviewed in this website blog. Several years have passed since the … More Book Review Ratings
The conclusion regarding viability reached in a previous article Are Facebook Pages Worth the Effort?, raised the question of what this website and associated accounts have to offer. Regular followers, visitors, and readers will know, though over the years there have been occasional breaks, as far as possible articles are posted on a reasonably frequent … More What Does T. R. Robinson Publications Have to Offer?
This engaging memoir is the second in the author’s series depicting the life she and her family encountered while on various overseas teaching assignments. In this one, as indicated in the title, they are in Egypt. Though Cairo was their centre, they did travel far and wide within the country. Jill Dobbe has written with … More Kids, Camels & Cairo by Jill Dobbe