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I tend not to interfere with my reviews. I don?t beg for them, I don?t write to book bloggers asking for them, and most of the time I barely read them. Reviews are for readers and I don?t want to be that silly author who argued with reviewers.

There is, however, one area where reviews are important: often advertising sites will require a certain number of reviews before you can advertise with them, and others give priority to books with more reviews.

The catch: the reviews have to be on Amazon US.

Stupid. I know. Drives me nuts.

Much as I dislike interfering with reviews, I?m going to do it anyway, because I want to advertise some books, but the reviews are just not happening on Amazon US without my prodding.

So here is the rundown.

Your part of the deal:

1. Have you read a book of mine and…

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Running with Curves: Why You're Not Too Fat to Run, and the Skinny on How to Start TodayRunning with Curves: Why You’re Not Too Fat to Run, and the Skinny on How to Start Today by Jill Angie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

People may wonder, as I do, why I read things that are a bit far removed from my reality. I think I collect books and read them as a sort of dream-board idea. Sometimes for research for writing, but, in this case, a sort of hope, that someday I will be well again and be able to challenge my body to fun. Running looks like fun. I doubt I will be ready for it for quite a while as I am just now able to take an occasional walk. But with spring in the air, I plan to get out more and more. Who knows, maybe a sprint or two will result here and there.

This book doesn’t get into the damages that can be done to legs or knees when a person is overweight or out of shape. But assumes that the person has figured out how far one can push themselves. It is more a book of inspiration. You can do it. Don’t worry about how you look to others, regain your own self-confidence. If I gained nothing else from the book I did pull that into my being. It is something I need to work on. And so my walks will be a part of that.

Thank you, Jill Angie for writing a book about running for people like me.

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The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-Wise CatThe World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-Wise Cat by James Bowen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Warmed my soul! I have to thank my friend, Cher, for recommending this book to me.

This was actually book two. My library didn’t have book one on Kindle or OverDrive so I’ll have to wait until I have the money to buy it. Still, I didn’t feel lost. Bob continues to be the author’s savior and best friend. I can certainly understand how furry friends help us all. And Bob looks like my Teddy! He has helped me when I feel my worst with my fibromyalgia.

Though the title is The World According to Bob, it is more or less the story of James Bowen and how his cat has helped him. He doesn’t try to get into Bob’s head and try to understand things from the cat’s point of view. This stays with James’s interpretation of the world while being buddies with a wonderful feline.

I recommend this book to all. It is heartwarming. We all need that kind of tale from time to time. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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