So, I’ve been playing around with Facebook. This social networking software is dangerously addictive; I much prefer it to MySpace because I find the interface to be cleaner, and it has already gotten me back in contact with old school friends, work chums, et cetera, and it has helped me to promote my various book launches. Facebook seems to be made for reconnecting to people, as opposed to the chaotic nature of MySpace (which draws a different class of user looking for that sort of thing).

But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. In order to consolidate its advantage, Facebook appears to have opened up its source code, allowing users to build applications that can be uploaded and used by other users as part of their Facebook interface. One such application is iRead, which allows users to display what books they are reading, with a catalogue of 400000 books to choose from, each one linked to Of course, a number of my writing friends are already using this program.

Curious, I check to see if my books are listed, and they are. In fact, Fathom Five has two reviews already. Oh, goody! What do they say?

Matt Foote (Trinity Intl.) posted a review at 2007-06-13 10:39:06.

This book is a textbook to leadership. It is one of the best books I’ve read in the past 5 years. Woodward and Brady have put together a fantastic text which walks through the principles of leadership, discusses practical applications of the various leadership levels, and also give historical examples of the levels of leadership being put into practice.

A must read for anyone who is in or has ever considered leadership in any form.

Ma Bali (Houston, TX) posted a review at 2007-06-13 09:41:30.

So far I have just read the first chapter of the book, and put it on hold at the library (will probably pick it up this weekend isa)

It’s not about what it sounds to be… and I loved the first chapter so much so I can’t wait to read the rest!

Okaaaaay. The second review sounds hopeful, but the first one is so completely out of left field, that somebody’s finger must have slipped when reviewing a different book.

However, my confusion abated somewhat when I noticed that fellow Dundurn author K.C. Dyer’s latest novel, Ms. Zephyr’s Notebook also had two reviews… by the same individuals… saying the same things.

Ah, spam. Is there anyplace you can’t be found?

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