Entry for The Diamond Book Award program is now closed for this year. It will re-open for submissions again in March, next year. The top five nominations for this year will be announced in the KC Newsletter next month, and later on this site.

I have added a sub-categary: DBA Reviews, under Reviews so folks can see which ones were entered into the Diamond Book Awards.

I have moved and combined Raves with Book Blurbs & Trailers as they are closely related, and to keep reviews in a category of their own since reviews tend to dominate the blog now… My how things change! 😀

That’s about it folks! 😊


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6 comments on “Updates

  1. Interesting selection of books there, of which I’ve read only one (books not reviews I mean). Looking forward to seeing which are the top five. Difficult decisions …

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    • Hi kate, Yes, there is still one more to add which will be my next review and last review for the DBA.

      It is going to be difficult. I’m going to have to start with my five-star ratings first, I think, and then look over the four-star ones. I can’t remember how many at this stage I actually gave five star ratings to… I’m sure it’s less than five books, and that’s going to make things even more difficult. On average I tend to write more four-star reviews and choosing among those will be very difficult.

      I pretty much declined any book that I didn’t think would fit the four-five star criteria and did really well with the exception of a couple. I actually had double the amount of people apply… Well, I’ll say no more on that!


      • I see Janis has had some good reviews and obviously Cynthia too.

        I think book reviewing isn’t as easy as people seem to think. To do a fair and honest review, we need to consider a lot of aspects, and, then add our personal perspective. And I think that’s why a lot of reviews fail, because they don’t get the balance right.

        Anyway, looking forward to reading the last one, and must post up my latest bookish post.

        And, I think declining entries makes the award more credible. 🙂

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        • I agree. Those are definitely two names I am considering. I will have the final review up in a few days, then I’ll be going over them all. Pat and I have a move coming up too, so I’ll be pressed a bit.

          I want people to take this award seriously, and if I’m not serious about it, why would anyone else be? 😕


          • Good luck with the move. Downsizing again? 😉

            Let me know when you want input. I think your reviews are going really well, so, the DBA should be interesting for everyone.

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            • The last move didn’t happen… Fell through. Then we had all that dooladdy with health probs… Trying to get life back on track now. 😊

              Much appreciated, I’ll let you know… and thanks! 😊

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