I recently had some reviews from real people that made my millenium....
For Dog Woman (a book for adults and proficient young readers):
"It was the second best book I ever read. It was sad, but good."
- Sam, age 9 (I never found out what his first-favorite book was.)
"I'm legally blind so I get books on tape through a volunteer group that reads and records books for visually impaired people. I was listening to my recording of Dog Woman and at one point, the reader could hardly get through the words because she was bawling so hard."
- Kris, an adult reader of a certain age
"It's the best book I've ever read. I'm not done yet. I'm to the part where they knock down the dog woman's house." - Anna, age 10
For Don't Worry Baby (a book for adults) -
"I finished reading Don't Worry Baby yesterday. I never knew that your writing was so entertaining. I really enjoyed it, kinda like reading an Evanovich book, no really!!! Hope there's a sequel or two. I was pulled in from the start. Way to go! - Danette, a reader from Illinois
"I keep reading parts to my daughter so she sees how we used to talk. Who's that on the cover? Pretty cool picture, man."
- Mary, a reader from Wisconsin
Here's to more reviews, from ordinary readers and professional reviewers alike!