These are some of the awesome interactions I have had via social media since I started The Oddness of Moving Things. I’m sure there are some missing and I hope there are many more to add in the future! And yes, I am WELL aware that I’ve used the wrong version of the Sally Fields quote, but let’s face it, this version has it’s own cultural significance at this point.
- May 10 – Sam Bousch liked my review of his book, All Systems Down (The Cyber War #1) on Goodreads.
- August 28 – Fiona Davis author of The Address thanked me for checking out her book and shared it with her Twitter followers.
- August 16 – Wendy Qualls author of Worth the Wait (Heart of the South #1) thanked me for my review and shared it. She also educated me on what “twitterpated” was.
- July 26 – Loren Olsen, MD author of Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight mentioned me and my review on LinkedIn. (That was a first!) And he shared it on the book’s Facebook page.
- June 15 – Evan Carmichael gave me a shout out and showed my review in a YouTube video profiling Entrepreneur Lecrae.
- April 18 – Evan Carmichael liked and retweeted my response to his book Your One Word, but even cooler, he replied with a video to my two critiques of the book.
- October 13 – Amy Krouse Rosenthal liked and retweeted my response to Textbook Amy Krause Rosenthal.
- July 19 – Franco and Lisa Esile thanked me for my response to Whose Mind Is It Anyway? and shared it with their followers.
- June 23 – Lyndsay Faye shares my responses to Jane Steele with her followers and mentions the #LGBT and #fanfiction hashtags.
- February 01 – Tachyon Publishing, publisher of Brandon Sanderson, shared my rather odd response to Sanderson’s The Emperor’s Soul in their “Tachyon Tidbits” roundup.
- December 14 – Lynn Messina, author of Prejudice & Pride, shared my response with her Twitter followers.
- October 23 – Jennifer Iacovelli, author of Simple Giving thanked me for my review and shared it with her Twitter and Facebook followers.
- August 28 – Jeff Wheeler, author of the Legends of Muirwood trilogy, thanked me for my reviews of The Wretched of Muirwood, The Blight of Muirwood and The Scourge of Muirwood. (He also re-tweeted all three of them!)
- August 5 – Andrew Smith, author of Winger thanked me for my 2013 response, favorited it and retweeted it.
- July 29 – Gabrielle Glaser, author of Her Best-Kept Secret thanked me for my response and favorited it on Twitter.
- June 30 – Because life couldn’t get better as a book blogger, Paulo Coehlo shared my response to Veronika Decides to Die (from 2014) on Twitter. Seriously, I hadn’t even gotten over the 12th.
- June 12 – Paulo Coelho retweeted my response to The Witch of Portobello and shared it on Facebook resulting in hundreds of likes and shares/retweets (and thousands of visitors).
- May 8 – Lee Crutchley, author of How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad) linked to my response on his website.
- April 28 – David Morrell thanked me and responded to my review of First Blood (Rambo) on Twitter.
- April 1 – Dr. Alice Boynes thanked me and favorited my response to The Anxiety Toolkit. And I found out much later in July, I was listed on the website under press.
- February 11 – Val McDermid retweeted my response and thanked me for my response to her rewrite of Northanger Abbey. And this was after great Twitter banter earlier the week before.
- January 20 – Abigail Reynolds retweeted and favorited my response to The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice and we proceeded to have a conversation about the third book in her Woodshole Quartet series. I hope she listened to Caitrin and I gushing over it on Come Read With Me.
- December 30 – Amy Lane retweeted my response to Christmas Kitsch and thanked me for enjoying it and letting her know about my response (I started a thing where I retweet old reviews :-D).
- October 20 – Michael War retweeted and favorited my response to Outdated and later said my post made his day (after I thanked him for the RT of course :-D). In December he liked my post on Goodreads.
- October 19 – Damian McNicholl retweeted my “On the blog” post of his novel A Son Called Gabriel.
- October 07 – Sarah Schulman and Duke University retweeted my “On the blog” post of her work IsraelPalestine and the Queer International.
- August 08 – Julián Sánchez (I can only assume), author of The Antiquarian and The Art Restorer thanked me for my response.
- July 11 – Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy, most recently Her Dark Curiosity, favorited my response on Twitter.
- May 19 – Anne Tenino, author of the Theta Alpha Gamma series, and most recently Poster Boy, favorited my response on Twitter. (Riptide Publishing added me to their list of reviews, the second page.)
- May 17 – Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind, shared my response with her Facebook followers with almost 400 likes, over 120 shares and 40 comments.
- April 28 – Andrew Grey, author of the Senses trilogy, Love Comes Silently, Love Comes in Darkness and Love Comes Home, retweeted, favorited AND thanked me for my response of Love Comes Home.
- April 03 – Bruce Holsinger, author of A Burnable Book, tweeted a thank you for my thoughtful response after the AMAZING Heather retweeted my response, like she always does because she’s wonderful 🙂
- August 09 – T. B. Markinson, a good book blogging friend, mentioned my response twice, and another blogger linked to it when TBM did an author interview about her debut novel A Woman Lost.
- August 05 – Andrew Smith, author of Winger, thanked me for my response and retweeted it after Adam at Roofbeam Reader sent it to him via twitter.
- July 23 – Jane Odiwe, author of Willoughby’s Return thanked me for my response on my blog. (Fourth comment set down.)
- February 28 – Cécile David-Weill, author of The Suitors reblogged my response on her personal blog/website after emailing to say thanks for the response.
- February 13 – Alex Beecroft, author of Blessed Isle, uses excerpts from my response on her personal website.
- February 02 – The wicked cute Chris Stedman, author of Faitheist, responds to my (and Heather’s) twitter conversation and retweets my response. (Just goes to show you never know whose watching on social media :-D)
- December 14 – Brookline Booksmith favorited one of my tweets.
- December 08 – Harvard Book Store favorited one of my tweets.
- November 13 – Susan Jane Bigelow, author of Ramona’s Demon a short story in The Collection mentions my response on her website.
- November 01 – Kathleen Winter author of Annabel retweets my response and says she loved my nuanced reading of the book.
- October 24 – Michael Scott author of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel tweets me in response to my response of the final book in the series, The Enchantress.
- October 08 – Peter Tatchell, British political campaigner, clarifies remarks he made years ago while I was living in the UK after reading my response to Sarah Schulman’s Israel/Palestine and the Queer International.