I write my reviews based on the emotions that flow into me, while reading the book. I dip my pen into the well of those emotions and start writing. I have no idea what triggers those emotions or the review. It can be a word, a sentence, or a page.
Then there are few books where the entire prose evokes a tsunami of emotions, that lump in the throat which just doesn’t disappear till the tears flow down, and constantly reappears as the pages are turned. One such author who does this to me, throws me into the gut-wrenching swirls of emotions, the winds of feelings overpowering me, the tissues which get laden with the tears, is Ms. Amanda Prowse, the Queen of Emotions.
And when such an author goes to my blog, reads my review and my note to her and understands the feelings I want to share, both written and the untold ones, and then sends me a personal mail — how do I stop myself from grinning ear to ear? The effervescence of joy, the bubbles of happiness which seem to flow into my veins are simply indescribable. I am walking on air, or so it feels
These are her exact words
Words cannot describe how happy and grateful I was to see your amazing review of ‘Anna’ recently. Thank you so much for taking the time to read her story and share such an insightful review on your wonderful blog, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.
Please do not feel obliged to reply as I’m sure that you are very busy holding down such a responsible job too, but I just felt compelled to pass on my thanks and best wishes for being so kind.
Thank you again, sending you love and best wishes, always, Mandy xx
I reiterate the words I have already said in my review of Anna
It would take me a long time to get over a girl named Anna and an author named Amanda Prowse. And now I add, it would take me a very long time to find an author and a human as beautiful as Ms. Amanda Prowse.
Perfect, I so agree!
That she is wonderful??
yep and her books are
And me??? Are you forgetting there is your post scheduled for tomorrow???
It’s 2 days for me, and no, I’m not forgetting.
Oh yeah it is too days. I am a day ahead
I thought today was Wednesday hehehe
Amanda is wonderful, isn’t she? And her books are fabulous! 🙂
I agree, she is a beautiful lady
Yay!! Isn’t it wonderful to get feedback from an author when you put your heart and soul into a review of their book?? I love that feeling!! Go you! You are wonderful, so I’m glad you’re getting the recognition for it! 💖💖
Hey Nicole, I have been missing you, your daring baring and your forebearing reviews. Pretty sure no such word exists.
Thank you for your kind words.
I have a damper of a news my neighbour, old and the new, along with the dog, all safe and fine.
An exclusive public invite to the chat up between me and James J Cudney IV on Thursday 9am your time.
Is it sad that I am SO DISAPPOINTED that your neighbours are ok?? Lol!! I GUESS I should be relieved…. But, our theories were way better…. And I’ll definitely have to check that out! I love both you and Jay! 💖💖
Ah Nicole, thank you. Today everyone is making me cry by their words, first Amanda, and now you
Well, I wasn’t aiming to make you cry dear! Lol! 😁🍻💖💖
Oh it’s tears of happiness, sometimes heart is emotional.
Unless you have a new mystery
I was too, about the neighbours. They all had gone out and came back the next evening. Well, we have to find better mystery now!!
Oh, it’s on!! Lol!!
Well, this was certainly unexpected and a awesome surprise. And yay me!!
Wonderful and well deserved letter Shalini. I myself feel proud to read this of my favourite book reviewer.
I have not done anything so far to take advantage of a reviewer friend like you. I must now start noting down the names of books receiving your higher ratings and get them and start reading them sometime soon thereafter.
Needless to say that I trust your instincts completely. And more so now as you also cry of emotions, like me
Hey Kurian, how are you? That’s so nice of you to say so. I am sure you are doing a fabulous job in your real life. We all do things which enhance us.
The author’s words bring out the emotions, so all the credit goes to it.
I generally don’t cry but some authors pull the heartstrings hard and tears fall…
Doing great Shalini
You deserve that appreciation shalini 👍
Thank you so much Vijay. Just felt so happy when I received her mail.
You should be.
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Thank you Michael
Wonderful! You and Mrs. Prowse! Well done Shalini! 😉 Michael
Awww thank you so much Michael. I was sooo happy. It just felt nice
Way to go! You must be doing something right. 😉
Thank you so much. Hahaha I have received brickbats from authors when I give low rating. So this was certainly unexpected
Awwwww. How very sweet and very exciting at the same time. That’s a lovely email to receive from an author you enjoyed.
Heyyy Nina, I agree. An unexpected and pleasant surprise. She was extremely sweet too.
Amanda is one of the most down to earth authors I’ve ever come across. I live she sent you this email. Big hugs.
Well I agree to you. This was my first experience with her. I was pleasantly buzzed the whole day at the mail. Had to read many times to believe it
How nice!! I’ve yet to read an Amanda Prowse book. I’ll have to look her up now. I love cool authors who write great books.
She is simply great and all her books have been on kindle unlimited so it’s nice. She writes with emotions
I should enjoy her books then. ☺️
You definitely would. They are wonderful. Keep a box of tissues too 😉
Totally agree with you.. Also lots of love..
Thank you so much