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Look Who’s a “Top Reviewer”!


Merry Christmas, Friends!

Kimber here, being all Brilliant and Beautiful. Again. (It’s a tough job. But someone’s gotta do it!)

I’m letting you know that Her Momness  – aka: ‘Ole Bleary Eyes – would send Christmas greetings herself. But she’s just settled her brains for a long winter’s nap.

“Why is Mom napping during The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?!” you ask. Good question.

At The Top!

Short answer: Her Momness just scored Top Reviewer Honors at Reedsy/Discovery. She also bested her Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2022. By 170%. How does that Goodreads thing look? Well, like this:

341 of 200 books read in 2022

Mom’s reading goal for 2022 was 200 books. She just finished Book #341. In one year, January – today. And she’s still goin’ strong! I am not making this up. See?

A Crown

Then there’s this Reedsy/Discovery thingy. Her Momness wears the crown for a Top Reviewer in November. See again:


I know what you’re thinking, Cupcake. But nope. These weren’t picture books. Mom’s average read was 320+ pages. (Told ya Mom reads fast. Think greased lightning, if ya know what I mean.)

And for a December encore:

(The other guy? He “reviews” comic books and picture books. Doesn’t really count as far as we’re concerned. Hmpf!)

But Mom’s Reedsy/Discovery reviews? Mom reviewed every title. She gave out a lot of threes. You know. Average. Okay, but nothing that’s going to light up the literary world. She also gave out several twos. As in, Not for me. There were some fours. But not a lot. Well. You know Mom. She also gave out some ones. As in, Gag me with cat nip! How the heck did something this bad have the nerve to break into print? Barf!

Just Two

Of all books Mom read and reviewed last month, only two earned the coveted Mom and Kimber 5 Star Rating. Those two titles will be featured in another post the end of this month. So stay tuned.


Anyway Mom, how did you read and review all them thar books?

“Easy, Kimmi,” replies She Who Must Be Obeyed (sometimes). “It’s all about discipline and motivation.  Chocolate and neck rubs help, too. (If I only had opposable thumbs. Good thing we have Dad!)

Here’s the link to Mom’s Reedy/Discovery page, in case you’re interested, Toots. She also picked up this badge:

Who luvs ya, baby?

Which is all to say Mom is pretty tuckered today. So I’ll get back to makin’ that list and checkin’ it twice. ‘Ole Bleary Eyes can help. Soon as she wakes up. Like next spring. Cuz 341 books in under a year is a lot. Even for Her Royal Momness.

You gonna eat that?

6 thoughts on “Look Who’s a “Top Reviewer”!

  1. Congratulations!!! I have a Reedsy account but never go there and check things out. I know I should!

    • Thanks Wendy. Reedsy is kinda hit and miss. You can sometimes find some real gems there. But you have to wade thru alot of garbage to get there. An option, but not my fave.

  2. Wow! Just wow.

  3. Congratulations, Kristine! I know I wrote this somewhere on your blog, but it’s worth a second mention!

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