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What are you reading?

Hi Everyone,

I am gearing up for the weekend. The two books that I will be reading are:

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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

I am spending this “restful” Sunday cleaning up a shattered dog dish, doing some laundry and spending some time with my boys, reading. I finished a Children’s book earlier today, and I am close to finishing a Memoir this evening, before starting a light-hearted beach read for tonight. I hope you all are having fun in this beautiful weather. What are reading as you wrap up the weekend?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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What are you reading today?

Good Morning Everyone,

They are calling for rain today, therefore I have declared today a reading day!!! I will be reading Snow Fence Road by Phyllis Edgerly Ring and Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans. (Possibly a few more, but we shall see how the day goes!) What are you all reading today? Is it raining where you live?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Twitter Game Week #1

Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for making this 1 year celebration possible! The first of the Twitter Guess Who Character games was posted this morning at 11: 15 am EDT. If you know the answer, be sure to enter it in the Rafflecopter on the Big Giveaway page. I will re-tweet this description throughout the week.

The first “A Year in Review” post and giveaway was posted yesterday morning at 6:05 am EDT. You can find it here. Be sure to leave a comment under the post to be entered to win an awesome prize courtesy of authors Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A quick little update…

Hi Everyone,

How are all of you? Sorry I was absent for a few days. I had some family things to take care of and focus on, however I am here today with a quick, little update.

Today is Friday, May 24, 2013, which means tomorrow this blog turns 1!!! The festivities officially begin tomorrow and I will be back later today with all the information on how you can enter to win. As you know there are several sections (games) to this massive celebration and I will post all of those details for you later today. But first, I have a review for you all.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the start to wonderful holiday weekend.

Review will be posted within the hour.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Catching Up

Hi Everyone,

My dog went back to the Vet’s today for a follow up and received a great report! Thank goodness. He is healing nicely and can stop taking the antibiotics.

Also, the new power cord to the Nook arrived this evening. Now my Nook is charging, so I should be able to use it again by tomorrow!

All of this means that life will hopefully be getting back to routine. There will be several reviews posted next week.

I hope you all are having a fabulous Friday!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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What’s on Your Reading List?

Hi Everyone,

It has been a long day here at this house. One of my boys is not feeing well. Spent the morning at the Vet’s office, however my goal for this evening is to get some reading accomplished. What are your reading plans for this weekend?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Exciting Days Ahead…

Good Morning Everyone,

This upcoming weekend is going to be thrilling. You see, Saturday is my birthday and I have decided to celebrate that day with several exciting things over the course of the next few days.

Tomorrow: Author Jamie Marchant will be on here discussing the inspiration that led to her book. Plus she will be offering a free copy to one lucky commenter. So be sure to stop by for your chance to win!

Friday: I will be attending a Moveable Feast, where author Bill Noel will be speaking.

Saturday: My birthday!!!

So you can see why I am so excited about the next few days. Books and a birthday… it doesn’t get much better than that.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.

For all of you looking forward to some warmer temps, I wish you a Happy First Day of Spring!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Let’s Discuss… Cruel Reviews

Hi Everyone,

The easiest way to support authors you enjoy reading, is to write a review and rate their books. There is no need to write a full length review, but just leave a couple of sentences stating why you liked it. With all of the social media websites out there, it is even easier these days to share your opinions.

As you know, I believe in honesty in reviews. If there was something you didn’t like about the book, then state why you didn’t like it. However there is one thing I have never understood: the need to be cruel. I don’t understand why people feel the need to belittle others and their work. In the case of book reviews, there seems to be a new trend of being harsh and cruel towards the authors. This is something that I can’t understand. Again, if you don’t like a book, please state why: were the characters too far fetched, were there too many grammar errors, or was it just not the type of genre you normally read. This need to rip into authors and tear them to shreds has to stop. Imagine if you spent months and years working on a project and when you finally unveiled it, the people stated you were horrible and called you names. The characters in fiction books aren’t real, but the authors are. Authors are human, just like readers are human. Remember this the next time you don’t like something. Remember to be factual and to be kind.

I hope that when you read my reviews, you see the honesty and the kindness. I will always state why something doesn’t work, but I will do so in a way that is not cruel towards the author. I also hope that you won’t base whether or not to read a book off a cruel review. People that are intentionally nasty and leave rude comments are only reflecting their true natures, not the authors’ abilities. I hope that each of us remember this the next time we see hateful comments.

Speaking of reviews, I will be posting two of them late tonight or tomorrow morning. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Reading and Updates

Hi Everyone,

    Today is a major reading day for me. I hope you all have a good book to read this weekend too. Hard to believe that this is the last weekend of the year, but I am looking forward to 2013 and all that it has to offer.

     I just wanted to post a couple of quick updates here, before I go back to reading. First there appeared to be a connection issue with Facebook for the past two weeks, so if you are a fan of Ariesgrl Book Reviews Facebook page, you didn’t see anything that I had posted. I apologize for that and I think I have fixed the connection, so everything should be visible there again.

      Unfortunately the second thing I wanted to discuss is something that I cannot control, nor fix. As you know I post my reviews to Barnes and Noble’s website, however it has become a game of hit or miss with whether or not my reviews are viewable. When I log into my account I can view that all of my reviews have been saved but only about half of them saved the star rating. It appears that those with the saved stars are visible when pulling up customer reviews on a book. BUT those without the saved stars are not visible and the website will not allow me to go back and fix it or re-rate it. I am not sure why this occurs, because I review every book on their site in the same process. So for those of you, who know I have reviewed the books, but can’t see it, this would be the reason.

Lastly, I am pleased to announce that Ariesgrl Book Reviews will be hosting another author sometime in January. There may even be a giveaway, too. I will keep you all updated as more information comes around, but I am really excited about this news and wanted to give you all a head’s up!

I wish you all a happy and peaceful Saturday! Happy Reading!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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