Reviewer Announcement

I’m pleased to announce that we have another guest reviewer and, judging from his first review which you’ll see today, he’s what I call a great “find” who will be a wonderful addition to our current ensemble. Cole is one of the youngest members of our group (he’s just a few years older than Nathan who writes the movie reviews) and because of his background he’ll bring a different perspective to his reviews. He’s been commenting a lot since he first started logging on to the site and he now knows that he should have kept his mouth shut …… because look where mouthing off landed him. 🙂 I won’t hold the fact that he loves cats against him, (I’m a dog person) as long as he keeps those felines in their place. lol

Here’s a short bio of Cole:

I’m a 26 year old man who has 4 cats. Some might call me a cat lady except for no one has ever called me a “lady”, no matter how many times telemarketers have called me ma’am. I like redemption stories most of all, especially when the character has a sense of humor. And I run an at- home baking business specializing in cakes. Oh, and my favorite is red velvet with cinnamon buttercream.  My favorite authors change a lot, but the few that stay the same are Josh Lanyon, Chris Owen, Ethan Day, and ZA Maxfield.  Outside of m/m, hand me Tolstoy and I’m happy.

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I live in Canada and I love big dogs, music, movies, reading and sports – especially baseball

53 comments

  • I’m only a week and a half late, but Welcome, Cole. I took a break for a couple of months, but I’m back now.

    Yes, Wave is a slave driver.

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  • TJ

    Just trust that she always knows best and you’ll be fine

    I’ll remind you of this statement you made in jest the next 30 times you turn me down.

    Just remember to tell Cole what fun we have here. I learned what goes into red velvet cake (horrors) and I found out that Cole knows what a poutine is. lol

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    • “I’ll remind you of this statement you made in jest the next 30 times you turn me down.”

      Oh that won’t be an issue Wave. Now that you have all the young ‘uns, I can finally retire. I want a red velvet cake for my party!

      And you seriously can not examine the ingredients of a dessert and still expect to enjoy it. Do you x-ray your boyfriends before you sleep with them? That would seriously ruin the mood for me. 😉

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  • Welcome to the madness Cole! Sorry I’m late – life’s a little nuts right now. You have excellent taste: Tolstoy, Lanyon, Owen, Maxfield and that Day boy. And I love, love, love red velvet cake! You and Nathan make me feel ancient – time to retire!

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    • TJ

      And I love, love, love red velvet cake!

      Now you want his cake? Any cakes have to go through me. lol. Would you believe I have never had red velvet cake? Is this an American delicacy that never made its way across the border? Why is it we don’t get the good stuff? 🙂

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      • Blasphemy!

        The reason red velvet is my favorite is that chocolate is always the star in a dessert, but only red velvet brow beats it into subtlety.

        And hey, I’ve been to Montreal, you’ve got poutine.

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        • Cole

          I’ll send you all the poutine you want. That is not going near to my hips. lol

          Just reading what red velvet cake is made of and I’ve gained at least 5 pounds. Get away from me you devils. And I’m not a slave driver – don’t listen to Buda and TJ. 🙂

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      • “Would you believe I have never had red velvet cake?”
        Aww sweetie, you must get out more! The bakery next door to my EDJ makes a red velvet with cheesecake icing. Now that is a little slice of heaven. Red velvet is basically a mild chocolate cake, with red food coloring to make it red. It usually has some kind of cream cheese or white icing.

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      • Cole – I am NOT touching that one. Honestly I’ve found our little Wave to be a really cool chick who pushes us all to try new things and step a bit out of our comfort zone. Lord knows she had to drag me kicking and screaming out of the shadows! Had she known what she was getting…. 😉 Just trust that she always knows best and you’ll be fine.

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        • Ahh. I’m going to have to be serious aren’t I?

          Its true, I’m a big softie for Wave. Can you believe I used to think she didn’t like me? I can’t remember why I ever thought that, it doesn’t really make sense now. I think I just felt like I was butting into a cool kids party when I first started leaving comments 🙂 But, she’s been very good to me, helping me along until my little knobby knees stopped wobbling and I found my way.

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          • Serious?! Well, it’s okay once in a while, but don’t make a habit of it. Although we are serious about our books, we do love to laugh. 😉 I have had many fun times here and hope you do as well. I think many people are a little intimidated at “butting in” on the conversations that go on here. But once you start, it’s hard to not comment when you read the great reviews and posts.

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  • Welcome aboard, Cole! I’ll leave the cats & cakes to the others; I’m just glad you’re not a Dostoevsky guy. Notes from the Underground made me want to dig him up and revive him, just to kill him again–slowly. Tolstoy is much better!

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    • Thanks for the welcome, Buda!

      The only Dostoevsky I liked was The Brothers K. But for the most part reading Dostoevsky feels like walking around in Salvadore Dali’s head, where everything is unhinged.

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    • Hey Lily,

      I’m glad to be part of the team! I’ve read lots of your reviews and loved them, so I hope you like mine too 🙂

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  • Welcome to the nuthouse, Cole! You’ll make an excellent addition to the family. 🙂

    As Wave said, I bake (and cook) as well, though not professionally. I’d love to do it pro at some point, but I’d have to do it outside the house; I have three very hairy pets (two Maine coon cats and a Bernese Mountain Dog) and I don’t have a closed-off kitchen. Barricading the kitchen with chairs and boxes only works for so long. 🙂 No health department in its right mind would sign off on my situation.

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    • Hey Lynn,

      Thanks for the welcome, I was really honored to be asked to join you guys who write really wonderful reviews. Yeah it was hell trying to get the kitchen stuff sorted but I baked all the time anyway so it was worth it to get some money for it. It started out just being asked to cater a wedding and after realizing just how much structure that takes I had to tone it down a bit to just small cakes and pastries for parties and such. But it keeps me in books!

      My sister has a Maine Coon! Biggest cat in the world.

      We should share recipes sometime 🙂

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  • Welcome, Cole! (PSST, I’m a cat lover too). It looks like we share similar interests in books and authors. Looking forward to reading your reviews!

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  • Hi Cole,

    a hearty welcome to the mighty bunch on this site that entices us to spend our money on all those books. It’s pure debauchery! 🙂

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