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Hey, ya’ll! I’m VERY behind getting my reviews up on the website! I’ve increased the reading and reviewing, leaving less of my leisure time available to update this website. I’ll do weekly posts with links to my reviews at Amazon; you can also check out my Amazon and Goodreads profiles.

By the way, I’m now a top 50 Amazon.com reviewer (#12 currently) and the top 8 US reviewer of all time on Goodreads (and top 9 in the world)… and the #6 US reviewer and #8 in the world in the past year. Cool stuff!

I hope to make updates to this site soon!

My Reviews at Amazon October 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance / Historical Fiction

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Writing

Trading/Investing

  • Start Trading Using Technical Analysis by Lina Soros
  • Technical Analysis for the Trading Sharks by Lina Soros

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Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Business, Money, and Investing

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction and Workbooks

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

Halloween Activity Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon September 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance / Time-Travel Romance

Contemporary Romance

Holiday

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Halloween Fiction

Children’s Christmas Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Language

Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Business, Money, and Investing

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction and Workbooks

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

Halloween Activity Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon August 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

 I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance / Time-Travel Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Writing

Planners, Notebooks, and Journals

SpecialCategory2

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Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Business, Money, and Investing

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Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction and Workbooks

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Late July 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction / Historical Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

  • 1918 by Melina Druga

Writing

Activity Books for Adults

Planners, Journals, and Logbooks

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction and Workbooks

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Early July 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

  • 1917 by Melina Druga
  • Succeed in Podcasting by Leonard Reis (While I downloaded an ARC from Booksprout, I can’t find the book at either Amazon or Goodreads!)
  • 500 Funny Quotes for Women by Stan Hardy

Writing

Logbooks, Planners, and Journals

Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Cookbooks

Children’s Workbooks

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Late June 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

 

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Writing & Language

Schedulers, Planners, & Log Books

Activity Books for Adults

  • Creepy Chibi by Ashley Coloring
  • Tattoo Coloring Book by Make Art
  • Spring Bird, Butterfly & Flower Coloring Book for Adults & Kids by Lemon Drop Coloring (Review rejected by Amazon… for no reason I can figure out.  The book is not at Goodreads; I will link to it when I add the book there.”
  • Russian Dolls on Floral Background by Amazing Press (My review at Amazon disappeared almost instantly… not sure why. Link to review at Goodreads.)
  • The Book of Mazes by Richard T Holt

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Business, Money, and Investing

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Early June 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Writing

Journals, Planners, & Log Books

Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Late May 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction / Historical Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Writing & Language

Hobbies & Crafts

Journals, Planners, Log Books, Guest Books, Etc.

Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Early May 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Chick Lit / Women’s Literature / Literary Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

General

Planners, Notebooks, and Journals (and the like)

Activity Books for Adults

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

Self-Help and Motivational

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

My Reviews at Amazon Late April 2021

Some Favorite Books This Month!

 I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Note about Goodreads and BookBub Reviews Linked Below

Sometimes, you’ll see me link to my review at Goodreads or BookBub. That’s usually because I’m having some sort of issue with Amazon: they’re taking waaaaay too long to post the review or they’ve rejected the review because they say it doesn’t adhere to “community standards.” They are never specific… and just ask me to review the community standards page. I wish they would be specific… so I can avoid whatever it is they don’t like. Most “rejected” reviews are rather tame; some are even 5 stars. I’ve noted that some words seem to trigger it, like boring or transitioning. Hey, sometimes things just ARE boring, and it is much more succinct to say that than “visually unappealing” when talking backgrounds in children’s activity books! Others completely leave me scratching my head about what might be “wrong” with the review.

Hope that life becomes a little more sane so I can post my full reviews here soon!

 

Fiction

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Children’s Fiction

 

Nonfiction

Origami

Writing and Language

Journals, Notebooks, & Planners

Activity Books for Adults

Spiritual and Metaphysical

Business, Money, and Investing

Cookbooks

Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s Activity, Game, and Joke Books

No-So-Favorite Books This Month!

Jamie Brydone-Jack

Jamie Brydone-Jack

Reader, Editor, Writer

I’m an avid reader, for both fun and work/business. I enjoy a wide variety of books, including literary fiction, romance, thrillers, cozy mysteries, and fantasy for fiction and history, contemporary issues, philosophy, music, medicine, and cookbooks for nonfiction. I’m a freelance copyeditor who also does beta and alpha reading. I have two websites that are all about romance and mystery. You can also follow my reviews at Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub.

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