Daily Archives: February 15, 2010

REVIEW: Twitter Power

Title: Twitter Power
Author: Joel Comm
Finished: February 15, 2010
Pages: 240
Published: 2009
Format: First Edition

This was an amazing and fun book to read – all about Twitter – how to use it, abuse it, lose it. Pretty much anything you might want to know about Twitter is in this book. I took so many pieces of valuable information from it, in addition to what I already knew.

Joel Comm does an amazing job of introducing Twitter, as if to someone who’s never used the product. And while I have been a user for awhile now (both personally and professionally), I still found his tips to be very helpful – even if only for the future. Comm explains the process, the steps one should do prior to writing your first Tweet. He gives great visual examples of everything he talks about, not only from his own Twitter feed but from others.

Then, Comm goes into applications and additions you can use with Twitter to further your knowledge. This is one area that I loved the most – I wrote and tagged so many bits and pieces to try out I can’t wait to get started. Finally, at the end of the book Comm gives you the steps to dominate Twitter in 30 days, followed by a list of great Twitters he recommends.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s still new to Twitter, thinking about joining, or just wants to see what else might be out there for them in the Twitter world.

*challenges: countdown challenge, monthly mixer mele, new author challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, 1010 category challenge

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REVIEW: Seven Up

Title: Seven Up
Author: Janet Evanovich
Finished: February 14, 2010
Pages: 352
Published: 2001
Format: Hardback

Book 7 of the Stephanie Plum series does not disappoint. I have been waiting for the chance to read this and decided to just put all other books aside and start it. Good thing they are quick reads because I read it in less than 24 hours (I’m sure) over the course of a couple days.

In Seven Up, Stephanie is searching for Eddie DeChooch – her grandmother’s “boyfriend” – who was caught smuggling cigarettes over the state line and missed his bail hearing. Turns out he’s severely depressed, refuses to leave the house, and doesn’t mind shooting at whoever comes near him. He has a knack for escaping seemingly impossible situations (climbing out of windows, etc) and causing trouble. Everyone seems to be looking for him, and still no one can catch him.

As if Stephanie doesn’t have enough problems, the gossip mill is running on full regarding Stephanie and Joe, but Stephanie still can’t wrap her head about spending the rest of her life with him … especially when someone else keeps sending signals her way.

I absolutely loved book 7, I am very anxious to get home and possibly start book 8 (just to see where the cliffhanger left off). At this rate I might get through the rest of the series in record time.

*challenges: 345 challenge, series IV challenge, stephanie plum challenge, books to read before i die, a-z challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, 1010 category challenge

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It’s Monday. What are you reading?

Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey through a world of books is now hosting this event.

Not a ton of reading done despite the traveling, but I am making progress on a few books so I’m hopeful I will have a sizable about finished this week and can move onto the next round of books.

Read Last Week:

  1. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
  2. Twitter Power by Joel Comm

Reading This Week:

  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  3. You Suck by Christopher Moore
  4. Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich

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