Now that people I love, people I see everyday, and people I randomly run into at holiday parties are reading my book, they all tell me what they think of it. The reactions have been positive and, dare I say, enthusiastic. It is still amusing to me to have people I know talk to me about characters that used to only live in my head. Some of these conversations are funny, because I know the people so well and I can read between the lines.
A little fun for Friday and some words to make you smile.
Dear Readers, I give you Book Reviews From People I Know Entirely Too Well. Enjoy.
From Mr. Rochester (my dear husband): The beginning was a little slow. I know you were doing some world building, but there were too many emotions and feelings.
Please note: Mr. R is an engineer with a heart of ice and any mention of feelings, tender or otherwise, is entirely too much for him. If Petra and the gang just got into fights in the saloon all the time, he would probably enjoy the book much better. I told him he would like Marina’s book more because the fighting to feelings ratio was higher. He is of the opinion that men only shed actual tears while watching Rudy. Any other emotional display is unacceptable. Good thing I have feelings for him.
From my Mother-in-Law: You write good descriptions. You don’t go on and on forever about the mountains and I’m thankful for that.
Please note: This comment from the woman who once went on a cruise to Alaska. When asked what she thought of it, her reply was, “The only thing to see was mountains and trees. It was boring.” I think she missed the point of going to Alaska.
From my Mom: It was really good. I really liked it.
Please Note: Even if it was rubbish (it’s not, I promise) she has to say that. She gave birth to me.
My Adoring Aunt: You’re the most beautiful writer in the entire world.
Please Note: This was after only reading the dedication and the acknowledgments. I have to admit; I love that lady to pieces.
Happy Friday everyone!