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@MSF wrote:

So, which big-ticket shops ARE you doing these days?

@SoCalMama wrote:

I'm not guaranteeing that I will read a book for $6. That's hysterical.
I don't need to shop actually.
I'm taking a break and just focusing on my essential job.
I would think the name of the book and the author or possibly the publishing company would be equivalent to the client. The book is being released tomorrow. I will just say, it is not a novel.
I requested the shop. I am interested in receiving/reading a free book -regardless of whether it’s regarding an issue normally of interest to me or in agreement with my political beliefs. I think it would be interesting, especially if it’s written from a perspective different from mine. Then, I’ll be compensated a few bucks for my reaction and/or experience? Yes, please.
I dunno about the specific book, but my question was this: will our approved comments be posted on little cards in stores or on websites for the bookstores in each city listed in the Intellishop job board? These would be like solicited and paid 'reader fave' or similar comments that have been used in various places.

@MickeyB wrote:

Isn't this the same MS that sent an email to its entire database promoting the owners good friend's book and urging us all to read it? Maybe totally not related, but I know when I saw this MS come across I thought for sure it was a way to get people to read the book, write the review, to promote it up on Amazon. Maybe I am being a conspiracy theorist.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. - Maya Angelou
MSF, what's your deal? You seem to unhinge your jaw on SoCalMama quite frequently.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope


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From my perspective, reading a book of which I have no interest would by far more boring than watching a movie I dislike. At least with the movie, I am able to multi-task, which would not be possible for me in reading. Referencing old adages, though, to each his/her own and what is one person's meat is anothers poison.
@HonnyBrown, check out @SoCalMama's comments to me and others on here and I think it will make sense to you.
@HonnyBrown wrote:

MSF, what's your deal? You seem to unhinge your jaw on SoCalMama quote frequently.
Don't confront people, please. There is a reason people do not like to use this forum. Everything has been pretty light on this thread. There is nothing wrong with a little needling or joking.
My book is on it's way. It may be awful but it sounds like the type of book where you really do not need to read every single word to get the gist and to be able to truthfully answer every question. If well written and truthful it is the type of book that might be very useful to those who find themselves or friends or family members with futures that have been changed by the virus and they need to rethink some things. Not giving any hints as to what in their life has changed. Could be anything including political, social, economic, emotional, psychological, friendships, fashion, housing, marriage, family etc changes that are taking place...and many other things changing that are on the current table. I am being very broad on purpose.
Also, the announcement seems to indicate that different books will be assigned to different shoppers. If I got assigned the book that you are getting, I might well withdraw from the assignment.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Maybe I am being obtuse, but I see her treating everyone the same. On the other hand, I've noticed your posts toward her as being...whatever.

@MSF wrote:

@HonnyBrown, check out @SoCalMama's comments to me and others on here and I think it will make sense to you.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Haha! Thanks for the smile.
I love the way you politely phrased it. I do hope you enjoy the book as much as possible though smiling smiley

@sandyf wrote:

My book is on it's way. It may be awful but it sounds like the type of book where you really do not need to read every single word to get the gist and to be able to truthfully answer every question. If well written and truthful it is the type of book that might be very useful to those who find themselves or friends or family members with futures that have been changed by the virus and they need to rethink some things. Not giving any hints as to what in their life has changed. Could be anything including political, social, economic, emotional, psychological, friendships, fashion, housing, marriage, family etc changes that are taking place...and many other things changing that are on the current table. I am being very broad on purpose.
Lots of people have noticed it. Some people are just angry or jealous. It’s a terrible way to live for sure.

Obviously I’m not jet setting around the world. Nobody is. It doesn’t really worry me. Clients come and go. Jobs come and go. When things start up, I’ll get the call. No big deal.

He’s probably angry that nobody is doing $25 bike shops. Hahahaha
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Maybe I am being obtuse, but I see her treating everyone the same. On the other hand, I've noticed your posts toward her as being...whatever.

@MSF wrote:

@HonnyBrown, check out @SoCalMama's comments to me and others on here and I think it will make sense to you.
See, @HonnyBrown, there she goes again!

@SoCalMama wrote:

He’s probably angry that nobody is doing $25 bike shops. Hahahaha
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Well that confirms it.
@MSF wrote:

See, @HonnyBrown, there she goes again!

@SoCalMama wrote:

He’s probably angry that nobody is doing $25 bike shops. Hahahaha
@HonnyBrown wrote:

HUH ???

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Are you?

MSF, there is one person in the forum who grates my raw nerves. I don't toggle him/her because s/he is a train wreck that I must watch in slow motion.

I simply refuse to engage.

@MSF wrote:

See, @HonnyBrown, there she goes again!

@SoCalMama wrote:

He’s probably angry that nobody is doing $25 bike shops. Hahahaha
@HonnyBrown wrote:


"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Let's stay on topic. I'm hoping the books will be on general-interest topics and have wide appeal.
I am interested to find out if everyone has the same book. There were two listings for the city I live in so perhaps if I had clicked on the other one I would have gotten a different book. I was not even sure I had to click on my city,. I did not see that it said that anywhere. Perhaps I should have selected a different part of the country for a change. And I really doubt they are doing this to use our words in public. I cannot imagine they would be allowed to do so. Perhaps on the msc website for future clients to see the quality of writing we shoppers have. The only reason i can imagine is they want, if the book is the same for everyone, to show on the first day that there were many presales or sales of the book. Looked like there were 30 or 40 of these jobs, maybe more so if someone looked at Amazon and saw that there were 40 presales of the book already they may assume it is a good book and buy it. The author gave it a hearty rating.
This was too intriguing. I bit because I could get the book electronically.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Agree with you on the first part. I want a hard copy of the book though. Too much screen time over the last few months, and, it will be nice to have something tangible arrive.

@HonnyBrown wrote:

This was too intriguing. I bit because I could get the book electronically.
Got my book today. Hard cover. I don't mind reading it but it was different from what I imagined. The title of the book was listed before I accepted the shop. I have no idea if whether I turned it down after seeing the title it would have been counted as a point against me. But for those curious and in good standing not having turned down many jobs in the past it probably would be fine to check which book it is and then decide. Does anyone know how Intellishop treats a declined shop at the stage after seeing the full guidelines?
What genre is the book?

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I decided not to apply for this assignment, It seemed like undue pressure to read an entire book of unknown length in seven days in order to receive a small amount of money. Someday, I might want to read at that pace again. I would like to know which book or books are involved in this project. Were readers expected to respond to different covers or illustrations? Fonts or type sizes? Inquiring minds want to know (but do not want to read this book within seven days).

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. - Maya Angelou


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I've read more books since the pandemic hit than I did in college days and can finish a good novel in 2 days. But the key word is "good." I deleted my application for this since if it's not a novel and is something that would bore me, I wouldn't be able to finish it in 7 weeks, let alone 7 days.

Speaking of books, maybe we can start a book exchange using USPS shops. I have quite a collection I would like to get rid of. Anyone like James Patterson books?

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I love to read and at any one time usually have a book in progress. Since I'm running low on reading material, this sounds like a job I might like. I read all the time for no pay; why not read and get s little something out of it? That being said, I read novels, so maybe whatever this particular book is wouldn't be interesting.

I learn something new every day, but not everyday!
I've learned to never trust spell-check or my phone's auto-fill feature.
I also read quite a bit, particularly now during the pandemic. I do all of my reading on a Kindle with borrowed books from my local library and the Navy Library (if you are retired, active duty, government civilian workers and their families). I believe the Army and Air Force have similar online libraries. I am also enrolled in “The Fussy Librarian” which provides me a daily email of free Kindle books. These are mostly books by new authors though, where they try to get you hooked into a series. Sorry to take this thread sideways but I have found that many readers are not aware of what’s out there free free and no reviews are required.

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Amazon has a lot of free Kindle books. There's also Calibre, which is a free program. You can use it to read/organize public domain books, of which there are a ton on the internet if you look hard enough.
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