Happy New Year.
Even yet, still, also. 2013 was a pretty good year. It is the future I’m worried about.
Since the calves have been gone and the winter prep work was finished, I’ve been giving Amazon some business. Most of the reading could be summed up in two words; terrible writing.
I’ll include some of mine in that mix. I have a bad habit of not proof reading my stuff and depending on the computer writing aids to insure good copy – which is always a bad habit because of bad word choice and glitches from brushing the touch pads on the lap top that is simply a pain. It creates word and idea jumps that are not intended. One sees them in other’s writings and seem to skip casual reading of their own.
aUnfortunately the same bad editing is readily available in many of the books I’ve purchased. All in all, I’ve gone through more than twenty books since October and many were of the Ugh Caliber. I’m glad I haven’t reviewed any as Amazon keeps encouraging me.
One item I was informed of, as the availability of Baen Authors through the Amazon system. That was both good and bad. Many of the books I’ve purchased in the past were on the Baen House and to get them to react correctly with Kindle (Amazon) I must delete them and trust Amazon to replace them with their format.
Now. For the other half of the books that were fairly well written and edited. But first, a small personal regression.
Years and years ago it was published that many authors of Sci Fi and Fantasy were gathered into an advisory board for the US of A government. It was felt, that given the authors forward thinking and flight of fancy that proved true, they could give the government pathways to wiser ruling and regulations.
I’ll leave it to the reader to do any homework they feel necessary and make judgments as they see fit.
The current political situation is illustrated in many of the books I’ve read this past two or three months. I’ll bring only this one over which I have both laughed and shook my head.
The King speaking is facing invasion, he is on the scene of the incursion, his advisors present .
The king turned back to the lòhren but did not meet his gaze. “I have considered things,” he said. “I’ve weighed them up, carefully reviewed all contingencies and put in place plans to manage risk. The benefits of my policy will unfold over time, and to expedite the process I will communicate my reasoning personally to those affected. People will understand the decision and realize the benefits implicit in change. Communication is the key.”
Ryan, Robert (2013-12-26). Renown of the Raithlin: Book One of the Raithlindrath Series (Kindle Location 1462). . Kindle Edition.
If you’ve watched many dra-mama interviews you’ve seen the scenario.
A pity youth hasn’t the experience to see Will Rogers truths of con-men.
From the reaches,