Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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How Not to Write a Review Second Lesson

Not long ago I wrote a blog about the correct way to write a review. I explained that the “reviewer” should do several things when writing a review and one of those things was to keep an open mind. Apparently this alleged reviewer missed that blog. She gave this particular book a rating of one star simply because of the length. Seriously! That was all you could find to write about? You wasted your time, other readers time and the author’s time by the childish review. It reminds of a kid a Christmas who after he has opened up all the gifts looks under the tree and says “Is that all I got?” Really?
This alleged reviewer is not a reviewer they are just someone who wants their five minutes of fame. They show exactly how small their vocabulary really is.
One of the things I state in my first blog was to be objective- read with an open mind. Many times an author has the ability to get their story across with less. As in the case of this neat little book. The alleged  reviewer apparently had a preconceived idea about what she wanted the book to be about, not what the author wrote about.
Now let’s look at the obvious- that once again the “reviewer” failed to see or chose to ignore- On Amazon it plainly states the number of pages in the book. The reader if they are paying attention know how many pages to expect. What happened with this “reviewer” did she not read the page before she jumped on buying  it? Did she not go her due diligence before she hit the purchase button? Did she think that the pages would magically multiply when she hit that purchase button?
These are all  questions that any prospective reader should take the time to ask themselves when they read this review. This is actually not a review, it is just a rant. There is no meat to the statement except the book was too short. That tells a reader absolutely nothing, they can get that from the book page.
Lesson that should be learned here is this, if this type of stuff is all you have, don’t write it down, it makes you look foolish. If you write a review don’t be personal, be objective and above all keep an open mind. If all else fails find my first blog about how to write a review and read, learn it and use it.
Not worth the trouble,April 10, 2012
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This review is from: A Walk In The Moonlight – True Tales of Hauntings and Strange Coincidences… (Kindle Edition)

This book was read in one short reading. With the title I was intrigued but dissappointed at the book. Would not recomment this

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , | 2 Comments

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option!!!!


5.0 out of 5 stars Failure Was Never An Option,July 15, 2010
This review is from: Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option (na) (Kindle Edition)

This heartfelt book follows the life history of a very special little boy and a very special family. This true story started in an era when public help was nonexistent, and persons with disabilities were not accepted. The work of the family and very supportive neighbors turn what could have been a sad story into a success story. Emotions and family love are expressed throughout this book, as many hurdles were flattened so that one life could touch so many others. This story will touch your life as you share the events that unfolded through the years. Failure was not an option and not accepted. Here we learn the value of setting a goal and aiming for that goal in spite of what others think. Caution: humor included- read sitting down.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dream Catcher by Yvonne Mason,April 14, 2012
This review is from: Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option (na) (Kindle Edition)

I read this book with great interest from an author who I admire and enjoy reading. The fact that this is a true story was a bit of a deterrent at first because I enjoy escaping into a world of imagination when I select a book, yet the subject matter was one I could not put aside and ignore.

The story, written by his sister, Yvonne Mason, is about the successful life built by a man who was born with a failure label stamped on his head by society at large..packaged, bookmarked and placed on a shelf to be regarded with little interest and/or caring by the general populace. His decision to jump into living and take the reins had been fueled and championed by his loving family..Stanley grew up believing that he was just like everyone else and could do whatever he chose and wanted to do.
His choices were many and as he sought out and found honest labor and earned all his own money to make his lifestyle possible. He succeeded throughout the years because the thought of giving up just wasn’t in his personal dictionary..failure was not an option and would never be considered.

Stan became a revered adult, loved by many friends and enjoyed the respect that he so well deserved by anyone who was lucky enough to come into his life. A great teacher of those around him, he taught others to never stop reaching for your dreams, no matter what your circumstances, real or imagined.

This book is a must read for those who entertain the idea of just giving up, which we all may do from time to time and for those who could learn a lesson from someone who was deemed mentally retarded in an age when institutionalization followed on the next breath. His strong and wise mother spit out that word and raised her son along with his father, to be someone any parents would be more than proud of and Stan never ceased to amaze his family and still does in every way~
You will be amazed as your read of his strong will and stubborn attitude to succeed and build a wonderful life~

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