24 Apr 2012
Being a multi-tasker, a kinder term than ADD, I was watching the Red Sox tonight while Skyping some folks in China who are manufacturing/stealing one of my inventions (talk about that later) when a 2-Star Goodreads review for one of my books inspired me to compare Goodreads.com reviews to Amazon.com reviews. Seeking solace through numbers, versus an extra dry martini, I took a random sample of ten books and did a comparison. The results are presented below.
|Prisoner of Azkaban||Rowling||4.8||4.4|
|Of Mice and Men||Steinbeck||4.3||3.7|
|Interview with a Vampire||Rice||4.3||3.8|
|The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Twain||4.3||3.8|
|The Elements of Style||Strunk||4.7||4.1|
|Lord of the Rings||Tolkien||4.8||4.6|
|The Walking Man||Forbucks||4.7||4|
My conclusion is my 2-star is really a 2.2 star, which makes me feel about 10% better. Perfect. Now, back to the game, Red Sox 10, Twins 1, in the fifth. All is good in the world.