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I’m published on!


So I posted earlier today that one of my goals for 2006 was to do more reviews and reach a wider audience, with the goal (hopefully) of someday having a profitable sideline reviewing books. I registered at with the idea of sharing my reviews with a broader audience. Next logical step right?

Today I get home and find two books to review sitting in my mailbox and an e-mail offering me a third! I’m already reading Every Book Its Reader to review, so January is going to be a four review month and I’m thrilled.

1. The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

2. Secrets of a Satisfying Life: Discover the habits of happy people by David D. Ireland

But then my day just became magical! I was selected by ELLE magazine to be part of their readers’ jury for January. I received three fabulous books to read and review but while I secretly hoped to have my comments published, I never truly expected they would be. Today I finally got up enough nerve to check the website and my comments are there for two of the books! I’ve been dancing around my apartment for the last 10 minutes and finally managed to calm down enough to finish this post.

So head on over to and check me out!

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster – mine are the first comments

Queen of the Underworld by Gail Godwin – mine are the last comments

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