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I’m an Amazon Top Reviewer!

Yep, I have finally made it into that coveted group that I have been working toward for so long. But I want you to know that because of Amazon’s rules, there are some things I am not allowed to post there, such as reviews over 500 words. So I hope you’ll continue to follow me here, or if you haven’t been, begin to. I’ll be posting mainly reviews of both books and items, as I won’t have enough time to do anything else. For starters, back up and read my review of SocialCide. It’s well worth reading for the protection of your home, family, and country–as my husband said yesterday, horsing around, imagine the old Superman stripping the clothes he was wearing and apparently throwing them into hyperspace so he can rush out to defend “truth, justice, and the American way.”

I would be feeling a little giddy at having achieved a goal this major, which would not have been possible without companies and people sending me what they want reviewed, were it not for the fact that I got out of the hospital two days ago and have a pile of work stacked up.

A Whole New World I Didn’t Know Existed

This is what I look like now:

Darn. The picture didn’t copy. I don’t know how to insert it.

I used to be younger, but that was a long time ago.

Welcome to all you wonderful people who are visiting my blog for the first time to see what it’s like. If you decide to follow me, I’ll follow you.

When I accepted that invitation that came my way July 4, 2012, inviting me to review a book by one of my favorite authors, I had no idea that it was going to be a way into a whole new world that I didn’t know existed. I just knew that I have been reviewing books off and on for 55 (shudder) years, and would enjoy resuming, especially since my physical life has been curtailed to the extent that it’s been over a year since I was in my backyard.

It’s an interesting new world, full of gorgeous scenery added by people whose ability to deal with graphics far exceeds mine. The inhabitants all seem friendly, and some of them are facing situations which make my physical problems, which loomed so large only two months ago, seem minuscule by comparison.

My ebook reader is filling up at an alarming rate, and I can see that I’m going to have to start deleting. I get ebooks from NetGalley and physical books from Review the Book. After a slight contretemps involving a site where I normally post reviews with no trouble, I was firmly supported by a supervisor. That felt good.

Every day I discover a new site or two or three. I’m amazed at what I didn’t know; when I was invited to take part in a blog tour I didn’t know what it was and had to be told. Then I was invited to take part in a Q&A session led by one of my favorite writers, who writes in my own field but is Gulliver to my Lilliput, and that felt great.

I am happier than I have been since my youngest daughter was killed six years ago. Thank you all for your kindnesses to me, and I hope I reciprocate adequately. I am autistic, and my interpersonal relationships suffer from my complete inability to understand how normal people act. So if I am inadvertently rude to you, please forgive me and tell me about it, because I am never deliberately rude.

O brave new world, that has such creatures in it! (I forget the exact quote. But you get what I mean.)