BOOK REVIEW # 2016-065 – JOBS VERSE

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Remember the days when you started college and had to decide what would be your career for the rest of your life; that is unless you already knew. Job descriptions are fine but they don’t really tell you the truth.

In his book, Will Jelbert has cut to chase and gives his readers the true essence of each career in verse.

Take Advertiser for example. We all basically know those in this career are continuously crying out that we should buy a certain product, just like the town crier of the past who cried out the time and saying ALL IS WELL. We all understand those in this career will do almost anything to accomplish this goal to get your cash so that their product will become your trash, including lying.

To best enjoy this book you should read each career, STOP and then quietly contemplate about what you’ve read, so you can enjoy the humor in it.

Besides being an Author, I’m also a Book Reviewer. Not seeing my 2nd second career listed I decided write one on my own

BOOK REVIEWER

Build a library of books for free.

Resist accepting requests for reviews or

You’ll be stuck with books you

would have never read.

Enter giveaways instead and may the

   forces decide if you’ll get the book

   you’re interest in reading.

Read the book, then write a few good words

   and be fair for each book you’ve received.

As you probably can tell, I totally enjoyed this quick read and why I’m giving it 5 STARS.

US: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2R527WV8HJ9MH

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R183S3ND7XNNYK

STATUS REPORT # 79

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I know it’s been about 17 days since my last Status Report but there’s been nothing really to tell you guys about. During this time period:

I’ve read/reviewed 10 more books.

I almost hit another MILESTONE, so much so that I could almost taste it. Ever since I actually decided to become a Book Reviewer I dreamt of being ranked under 5,000 as a reviewer on Amazon; and on May 26th I hit 5,009. Since then I’ve experience two increases, and a decrease; so hopefully if the stars are favorable I’m hoping to reach my goal by next Monday.

BEST OF ALL, my dear OH has improved so much we’ve decided to reduce the number of days which we’ll been using a 24/7 aide from seven days to four. This will mean on the weekends we’re be able to return to the routine we use to have on the weekends; seeing movies, eating out and perhaps even going back shopping at our favorite malls.

As you saw this weekend on Saturday I had finally posted an interview here on my blog; something I haven’t done in well over a year. You’ve seen the type of questions I ask, so if you’re interested in being interviewed here send me a DM [Direct Message] through my Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/MyPenNameOnly

If you’re not following me yet, follow me and send me a message that you are and a follower on my blog so I can follow you back.

And if anyone is interested in interviewing me, please let me know – THANKS !!!

Until next time I hope you’re having a GREAT WEEK with your family, followed by having a GREAT WEEK with whatever you do !!!  🙂 🙂 🙂

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-064 – THE CEO PLAYBOOK

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Even though I’ve worked for an agency of the City of New York for over 33 years I’ve seen how quietly the work environment can change simply because of a new director coming into place. Where we once had the opportunity to have fun/office parties and had always made the targets which had been set for us. Within a year we missed the yearend target for the first time. Naturally, this director didn’t take the blame, he told his bosses he wasn’t getting the supported he needed, meaning support from us; or trying to push the blame unto someone else.

If you’ve ever watched Undercover Boss you’ll know how many times “the man in charge” has loss the hand/control of his company. You’ll also know the best way to find out the truth of what’s happening in the trenches is to go there yourself, undercover, and learn the truth.

There’s a pattern you can see which emerges by the end of the show. A pattern which includes bringing back the things which had made the employees happy in the past, happiness didn’t really cost the bosses anything, like a simple recognition/acknowledgment for having done something well.

Instead of going undercover, those in the hierarchy of a company who are responsible for the fiscal fitness of that company should read this book. The well written plan for the transformation of what employees might call almost a tyrannical boss to one which employees would be more than happy to work with for a common goal is quite easy to be followed. The plan needs to have a solid commitment from those attempting for it to work as intended. 

Great CEOs are not born; they’re created from those who are willing to have a little give/take for all procedures and those who will have to work with them. For willing to share the knowledge she’s gained through her life with CEOs and others in similar positions, I’m giving Ms. Ganescu 5 STARS.

US: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2AXCJXPY1MJWW

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2MJZ1F5OMHB57

SAY HELLO TO: SAUL WEBER

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HEY GUYS With things beginning to settle down with my dear OH’s condition I feel I finally can return to something I previously used to do on my blogs, interview authors so they can tell us about their book[s]. So today I’m interviewing award winning children’s book author, Saul Weber.

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Please introduce yourself.

THANKS Robin Leigh Morgan for giving me the opportunity of being interviewed by you.

What can I say about myself? I’m married. I’m a retired civil servant. Have no children. And have self-published an award winning children’s book entitled “A Lesson My Cat Taught Me.”

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Tell us about your latest published novel.

The lesson my book is trying to convey to its own readers is the important life lesson regarding the acceptance of others for who they are and not what they are. Here’s the link regarding the award my book had won:

http://tinyurl.com/nrkprqe

What was the inspiration for your latest novel?

The inspiration for my book was the two cats my wife and I had. The first half of the book is actually true; we had a Maine Coon,Dr. Seuss [Mr. Tickles in the book], which we got from an animal shelter; and Uno, the one-eyed cat in the book, which we rescued from the garage we parked our car in. Many of the events before Jennifer goes back to school actually had involved either my wife or myself.

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How did you decide on the title for the book?

Deciding on the title was quite easy. I kept on summarizing the book’s story until I had enough words to form a good title.

Do you have any current writing endeavors? What are they?

YES. I’ve got a two book series completed involving Edgar Noodleman, both of which try to convey a lesson to its readers; the first book deals with self-confidence and the second with bullying.

Do you consider yourself to be a plotter or a pantser?

Like many authors I would say a little of both. I had a basic storyline with points I want to hit and the path I took came as I wrote it.

What made you decide to become an author?

Basically it’s something to do in my spare time. I also wrote articles for a community which might have had something to do with it as well.

Do you have a schedule for the amount of time to write, write/answer emails, and market/promote your book[s]?

Not really.

Do you read books outside the genre you write in? What are they?

I’m not really a reader of books.

What must you have around you when you write; food, drink, music, etc?

A cold drink, I prefer drinking a Black Cherry Seltzer [Clear Choice] and some QUIET.

When you were an aspiring author you needed advice, what advice would you give to an aspiring author in those shoes today?

Don’t get discourage from a low sales. Just remember you wanted to write and have it published; AND YOU DID IT !!!

If there’s anything else you’d like to briefly tell us about your book, your writing, or yourself.

I would, like any author, love to have people buy my book and others about it.

GENERAL_INFORMATION                               

Where can we find your book?

AMAZON:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJKFKW6

Where can we find you on:

BLOG: http://www. http://sawebbooks.blogspot.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/saul.weber.90

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1041441.Saul_Weber

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CatLesson

SAUL WEBER, THANKS for giving me your time in allowing me to interview you.

ROBIN LEIGH MORGAN’S MARKETING/PROMOTIONAL IDEA # 9

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If you’re the type of person who loves to or doesn’t mind speaking in front of people, unfortunately I’m not; you can offer to speak to organizations which deal with the topic of your book.

You can also try to contact your local radio or cable station to see if they would be interested in interviewing you. This is great for people like myself who like actually speaking in front of an audience; but like myself, will still know there’s hundreds of people listening to us in the back of our minds.

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-063 – ERIC’S BIG BOOK OF HOME HACKS

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I’ve read/reviewed most if not all of this author’s books from those loaded with jokes and riddles for kids to of humor for adults with topics dealing with bars and religion to books loaded with humor some might consider to be risqué.

In this outing, Eric Duck has turned his attention to a more mundane topic that of home hacks everyone, from teens and college students/single people to housewives and yes, guys as well can use. The scope of the hacks contained in this book collected by the author covers the following are:

General

Cleaning

Bathroom

Repair

Kitchen

The hacks are easy to understand and quite easy to follow, in fact, I’m looking at using some myself shortly. This book is a must read for anyone who is too proud or embarrassed to ask something else, which is why I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R2SV5S7QR1N8B8  

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3M1TR8DG286DA

 

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