Monday, February 15, 2010

Two Arts & Entertainment Blogs, reviewed by Ms. Cairo

The Kindle Blog Report has added three new reviewers, and their reviews will be appearing shortly.

1. Instant Netflix NO - inactive
2. Red Adepts Kindle Book Review Blog YES

Instant Netflix . When our cable special GET EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR ONE LOW PRICE! ended, we had to make a decision between keeping the cable TV and keeping the internet. Getting rid of the cable phone was a no-brainer as in an entire year, we had never used it. The cable internet was used by everyone in the house and the cable TV was mostly just for me so goodbye cable TV. We have Netflix because I’m a huge movie nerd so instead of a $50 or more cable TV bill, we have a $13.99 Netflix bill. $13.99 gets you two movies at a time but better still you get a zillion movies for free on instant play. Unless you are a sports fan, I really find it hard to see why anyone would prefer cable TV to Netflix Instant

My wonderful wife Jenny blogs regularly about our family life and is teaching me how to blog (Welcome to the 21st Century!). My favorite hobby is movies and the kids complain that there is nothing (left) to watch on instant play so I decided to blog about the movies available on instant play. New blog posts appear nearly daily and cover a wide range of movie genres, directors, actors. In addition, I will try to post updates to previous topics as Netflix rotates through their collection.

Unfortunately, this blog hasn’t been updated since November 28, 2009, so it’s going into the inactive section of the Kindle Blog Report index.

Too bad – it looks as if it could have been interesting – and valuable to Netflixers.

Red Adept’s Kindle Blog Book Review . Every couple of days, sometimes more often, I will post a review on a Kindle book, novella, or short story. Quite often, these will be ‘Indie’ books. Readers will hopefully discover many works they have not known existed.

My posts will include Reviews, additional commentary, conversations with authors, and Honorable Mentions.

I review many different genres, but do tend to stay in fiction and away from romance.

My reviews use the Five Star Rating System that Amazon allows.

5 Stars: Outstanding Book that I recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre
4 Stars: Very Good Book that I recommend highly
3 Stars: Good Book with some issues/problems that I recommend with only slight hesitation.
2 Stars: Poor Book with some redeeming qualities
1 Star: Very Poor Book

My reviews have the following categories:

Character Development
Writing Style

Rating: I give the work a movie-style rating and list why. Example: R for Violence.

If you own a Kindle and love to read, this is the place to be!

Because of the name, Red Adept, I had expected this to be a science fiction book blog. (One of my favorite series is Piers Anthony’s Apprentice Adept series. [Well, the first three books in the series, anyway])

However, turns out she reviews books in all genres. The only criteria is that they must be offered on the Kindle (and presumably only on the Kindle). An excellent and much needed source of information, and it is perhaps no surprise that her blog is very popular.

She tells in her blog description exactly how she writes her reviews – everything she considers – and that is indeed how the blogs appear – very thorough reviews. After reading one of these reviews, you’ll have a very good idea what a book is about and whether or not you should give it a try.

In addition to the reviews, she also contacts and chats with the authors when possible, which makes for interesting reading also.

Very highly recommended.

Last five entries:

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman, by Jim Bernheimer
Watch Over Thy Child, by Cathy Worthington (no longer available)
Honorable Mentions
Hold the Dark: A Markhat Story, by Frank Tuttle

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