Tuesday, 2 October 2012

ARC Review - The Generosity of Strangers

Cover - The snapshots make sense after you read the book. If I were to suggest one improvement, it would be to make the text clearer / bigger. As with the six feet rule, hold a cover six feet away from you and you should still be able to read the text, this cover could use a bit of tweaking in my humble opinion. 

Formatting / Appearance - Each chapter is greeted with a little icon. I absolutely loved this little touch. It relates to the voice of the book and makes you think of the narrator's innocence. 

Content - Not at all what I expected. The main theme is how war can brutally shred a child's innocence. There's almost a sing-song voice in the beginning and then the tone becomes more serious, more sad. Each chapter is broken into little chunks of description. A little odd but that is how a child sees the world isn't it?  

What I liked - The childlike voice tugs at your heartstrings and makes you count your blessings. Often we take things for granted and this little voice tells you it's time you don't. I'm assuming as a writer, Antonaccio had to dig up to bring up these painful memories. It must have been difficult for him to put pen to paper, and yet, my world is a little brighter that he has shared his story. 

What I didn't like - Other than the cover, I really have no issues. 

Rating - 4 / 5 stars. 

Disclosure - I received a complimentary copy from the author which did not affect my honest opinion.

Coming soon to Amazon
Genre - Children's NonFiction / History – Europe
Rating – PG
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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo



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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


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