Saturday, December 29, 2007

All in the Family

Here is a glowing over-the-top review of a book by Grady Harp admirer, Betty Dravis:

"I bought this book from and took it on vacation with me. When I started reading The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley, I couldn't put it down! My hubby was calling me to dinner and I kept saying, "Wait a minute!" It is a great book, fun-filled and really holds your interest. All the way through, my imagination was at work picturing all the wonderful characters, it was almost as if I were in the book myself! I love the ending! What a surprise! The characters are so cute, I can totally imagine this book being made into a movie! I hope Disney or Time Warner or Pixar gets ahold of this book! WOW! You will absolutely love it. I guarantee it! Thanks Author, Betty Dravis for such a good book! "

This review was written by one Debra A. Pangborn who just happens to be Betty's daughter. I am sure that is a sincere heart-felt hope that Disney would decide the "toonies" were movie worthy, it would be nice to have a very wealthy mother. On the other hand, it's rather difficult to believe she had to buy a copy of her mother's book from

Another Harriet sighting on Amazon UK

Just stumbled across another one, thought I'd share it with the rest of you.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Deleted by Amazon 37 minutes ago.......

Well, it appears Amazon has found TaylorX's list of blacklisted people either offensive or to be spam. We'll never know, but it appears they have been deleted. And for those who missed it, it's still listed in his In My Own Words on his profile page,

"THE FOLLOWING USERS ARE BLACKLISTED FROM POSTING IN MY FORUMS. If you see a comment from one of them, ignore it:-KrossD-Problem Child-Vote Wh*re-MarieMM-Rachel-Henry The 8th-Keyboard Fetishes-Any alias used by the above users "

Friday, December 14, 2007


Hello all,

I just wanted to share this with you.

I had this crazy idea to ask all the heads of THE CIRCLE to "be my Amazon friend". I just wondered if anyone would take me up on it, what with my impeccable standing in the community and all. my surprise BettyDravis accepted immediately and sent me an e-mail.
This is what she said:

<<<<"Hello, KrossD,

I'm pleased that you invited me to be your new Amazon Friend. I gladly accept.I'll check your profile and go YES a few of your reviews. I could use a few more YES votes, too, because I'm close to the Magical 1000 ... only 25 points and I'll be an official Amazon Reviewer. Yay me! I'll check on your page from time to time and e me if you want more info about me or my writing. Please check my new blog which is an update on my current WIPs (Works In Progress).

Thanks again,

Sadly, I think she'd already given me NO votes therefore her yes won't take...but at least I have a new friend. Yay me!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thomas Jiffeylube?

Has anyone else received a request from a Thomas Jiffeylube for "an interview" from a contributor to the HKAS? I've received two e-mails from him now, though I'm kind of loath to open them for fear they could actually be fatally virused communications from, say , a Grady Harp, MMMarie, or JP Picks. I'm not tempermentally inclined to paranoia, but when you're dealing with matters Amazon, it never hurts to be cautious.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Now here's a shill reviewer for you

I stumbled across this reviewer profile today, and I found their many one and two sentence reviews (all four and five stars by the way!!) rather sparse for a so called professional reviewer. From a brief look at their website they seem to be not much more than a used book seller. Or am I missing something?