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Lovely to find My Maine featured on author Annika Perry’s Writing Blog today along with a great review of A-Z of Dumfries by Mary Smith and Keith Kirk! ~ Bette A. Stevens 4writersandreaders

Annika Perry

After a lifetime of New Year’s resolutions … and often failing to keep them, these last years I’ve steered away from making any.

However, one aspect of blogging weighs heavily upon me, my failure to review as many books as I would like, particularly indie-published ones. If my TBR pile was a real heap of books they would fill a room, I fear; luckily many are kept safe on my Kindle, hidden from immediate sight but never forgotten. I’m determined to share these books with you on my blog, a couple every month and I am happy to start with the two below.

Ironically, these are paperbacks, one a poetry book kindly gifted to me by Bette A. Stevens. The other by Mary Smith caught my interest as an unusual factual book about her local town.

“My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons” by Bette A. Stevens

‘My Maine’ is a…

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Comments on: "From the Poetic to the Factual: Two Book Reviews" (34)

  1. Congratulations, Bette. It’s such a lovely book.
    Did I ever tell you that when I was a kid (in Georgia) I begged my parents for a Maine vacation? I wanted to see what the other end of the country was like. I never made it (and now agoraphobia keeps me home). But just think… I could have been Stephen King… LOL.

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  2. What a great review of your lovely book, Bette. I hope the state of Maine appreciates your contribution to tourism. xo.

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  3. Aren’t we a lucky pair of writers, Bette to receive such fabulous reviews?

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  4. Super Review, Bette! ♥♥

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  5. How blessed and deserving you are to have Annika (and others) review your books. As a first-time author, I am learning quickly the importance of good reviews. I see you have other admirer too, Bette!

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  6. Congratulations, Bette!

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  7. Hearty congratulations, Bette and the Haiku book sounds lovely.

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  8. Loved Annika’s beautiful review Bette. Congratulations!

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    • I’m so blessed…by Annika, by you and so many awesome friends who take the time to read, review and support me in so many ways every day, dear Balroop. Thank you, dear friend! ❤ Blessings!

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  9. That was a wonderful review by Annika, Bette. You are rightfully pleased.

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  10. Annika’s reviews are the best! Congrats, Bette. 🙂 Enjoy the glow.

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  11. I’m glad to see your book showcased, Bette!

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  12. I’m so glad to see your book get some of the critical kudos it’s entitled to. Sharing… : )

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  13. Lovely!

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  14. Thanks so much, Jennie. 🙂 xo

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  15. Congratulations, Bette – what a great review. Toni x

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  16. Many congrats! You deserve it 🙂

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