One of the things I really enjoy about Goodreads beside getting to know other readers and writers are the reviews. I enjoy reading reviews and writing them. I just prefer to be honest but kind. Reviewing with kindness. I don’t think having the ability to review another writer is an excuse to rip someone to shreds. I understand that you might find fault with another persons writing and I appreciate constructive criticism but tearing someone apart personally is beyond me. So you will not find that in my reviews, even the books I am not crazy about I am fair about. I just write that it is not my cup of tea but not that it is a waste of paper or some other charming statement. I have had that review on Amazon and I can tell you as a writer that hurts. I know that my writing is not perfect but to say that is just mean. To read my reviews please follow this link; http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4214079-sherri-rabinowitz?shelf=read
I also would like to address the general meanness on the net. This has nothing to do with me but just the general population. I can’t even read comments anymore. I will read an interview or a news story and people are just cruel not only about the article but to each other. It happens on Facebook too, I have read a comment a famous person writes on Facebook and the followers will start to tear into each other. The person will ask that they stop doing that and sometimes they have to go so far as to remove the link, just because you’re sitting alone in your room writing on your computer does not give you the entitlement to be so wicked. I simply can’t understand it and won’t take part in it. I have had people try to do that with me but I will simply leave the discussion. To quote a saying from the 80’s; Just Say No… To Cruelty.
Please join our guest Harriet Schultz to talk about her novels; LEGACY OF THE HIGHLANDS and A LEGACY OF REVENGE which are very popular. She spent almost 30 years as a journalist first at Harper’s and TIME magazines, then Stanford University and, finally, as a reporter at a small newspaper where her work was honored with an award from the New England Press Association. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/05/21/chatting-with-sherri
My guest Tuesday was Tom Ufert author of the memoir; Adversity Builds Character. We had a wonderful discussion of how Tom overcame adversity to advocate for others with passion and kindness. Please listen to this wonderful chat at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/05/14/chatting-with-sherri Tom has been very supportive and I am very excited to have him on the show. He recently took part in my Sherri’s Second Blog Book Fair http://wp.me/p2LjpY-98
It is just two weeks till my interview with the wonderful Charmaine Hammond on her amazing Blogtalk radio show; Your Book As a Business. I will be on the show on May 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm PST. We will talk about my own show Chatting With Sherri and why I do it. We will also chat about my own writing. The link to the show is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/your-book-as-a-business/2013/05/29/guest-sherri-rabinowi
I love classic movies and I just had to get it off my chest about remakes. The classic The Thin Man series should be enjoyed as it is. There was a charm in it that even the talented Johnny Depp can’t touch. Please read my views in No One Else Can Do Justice To The Thin Man Series http://wp.me/p2MXCg-19 via
We will have a new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box very soon. We will have talented artist like; Nathalie Leseine, Hannah Pazderka and the talented people at The Fusion Glass Company here in San Diego. My issue this month will be all about the spring and hope it brings. I was inspired to create after all the tragedy our country has been through of late. It will be a new and exciting issue. Here is the link to the current issue to whet your appetite; http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/
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I have been working very diligently on a new short story, I finally finished editing and I sent it off to get it double checked. You can see some of my short stories here; http://xenafiction.net/Ri/Ri.cfm . I also finished another two chapters in my novel and a whole section of my memoir. I am determined there will be no place to nick-pick on my next publications so I am working really hard to make them as smooth as I can. I have been working on two articles and my other blogs. You will be able to check out everything when they are done on my website; http://www.rithebard.com/default.html.
To say I have been distracted of late would be an understatement. So much has been going on in the world and in my own life that it makes it very hard to concentrate on my own work. I do my own stuff everyday but I do end up getting sucked into the news a lot, of late. It is not shocking when it comes to the horrors that have been happening lately. No one is immune unless they have their head stuck in the sand or they just don’t care about anyone other then their own lives. I am not like that, I care so I watch. Also I have had few hiccups in my own life. The latest was painful at the time but it is a bit comical now, I sprained my ankle and don’t know how I did it. Then I was healing nicely and banged my toe against the wall. Which hurt like hell and I had to start the healing process all over again. This has distracted me not only about my writing but I have not gone to the gym or really left the apartment except to take out the trash. This weekend I am finally healed so I am able to go out and about to new adventures this weekend. Thank heaven. 🙂
My guest this coming week will be Tom Ufert author of the memoir; Adversity Builds Character. “Fearing arrest or an accident I was anxious to return to my parked car and head home. The next moment would change my life forever.” http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/05/14/chatting-with-sherri Tom has been very supportive and I am very excited to have him on the show. He recently took part in my Sherri’s Second Blog Book Fair http://wp.me/p2LjpY-98 where not only could you find his book but he took part in my autograph party and the Q&A. So I think it will be great fun not only for me but for all my friends and readers to get to know this kind, bright and talented man!
Are you searching for your American dream? My guest on Tuesday was Educator Sandra Bornstein; author of “May This Be The Best Year of Your Live”; thought she had hers in Colorado. She told the wonderful tale about her life in India and how she had to get over her culture shock and learn to appreciate and even love her new surrounding in India http://tobtr.com/s/4667063. She has a lot more info on her book on her website; www.sandrabornstein.com and her book can found at; http://www.amazon.com/This-Best-Year-Your-Life/dp/1478198052
I am really excited to talk to Charmaine Hammond on her amazing Blogtalk radio show; Your Book As a Business. I will be on the show on May 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm PST. We will talk about my own show Chatting With Sherri and why I do it. We will also chat about my own writing. The link to the show is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/your-book-as-a-business/2013/05/29/guest-sherri-rabinowi
We will have a new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box very soon. It will be a new and exciting issue. With great new interviews and beautiful pieces. I will have new articles with new contributors and new features.I think you will find it exciting. So this is your last chance to see the beauty of this issue called; Love Is All Around! It is about love and the Myth of love. For both history lovers, Jewel Lovers, and the lovers of design this is the issue for you. Here is the link; http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/
Till Next Time…