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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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My BIRTHDAY present, precioussss...
.... arrived this morning. It's both Birthday and Father's day, because honestly speaking we really can't afford it, but my lovely and tolerant wife Kathleen said we should finally get it.

Oh, what IS it?

The Playstation 3 I mentioned a couple weeks back. I have yet of course to unbox it -- had to go to work -- but tonight I will figure out how to do that, and -- if it demonstrates the ability to play the PS2 games (I got a 60GB model that's supposed to) -- Chris will then get the PS2 for his own.

Then I'll just have to slowly start getting some PS3 games, which I now have a nice list of thanks to all of you!

In other videogame news, the rest of my family has become hooked on The Sims 3.

It creeps me out too much to play, at least at the moment. I keep thinking of Hyperion.
What's a bad review?
I'll tell you what a bad review is.

It's not a review that says your book sucks. That's an opinion, and one that the writer is entirely entitled to.

It's a review that is negative based on something UTTERLY IRRELEVANT TO THE BOOK ITSELF.

Why do I bring this up?

Because I noticed just such a review for Threshold today. Someone reviewed it and gave it one star.

So I scrolled down to look, figuring I was in for another marvelous ripping for cardboard characters, or someone hated the science, or my insensitive portrayal of Aussies or Irish had blown someone's gaskets.

But no, they're rating the book at 1 star because... there's no Kindle edition.

This has of course nothing to do with the book at all.

That's the only kind of review that really annoys me.

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