Featured Official Review: When Angels Play Poker by Maura Oleary

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Re: Featured Official Review: When Angels Play Poker by Maura Oleary

Post by Kibetious » 10 Apr 2018, 11:39

Wow, the review is nicely done. By the fact that it is a story, it gets a place in 'want to read shelf'. I like the fact that it is short also hence can be read by all who may not love long stories. I have also not seen the place of any scenes that may be a no-sign for children thus making it a favourite book too. I hope the description of heaven was not weird otherwise, it will lead me to call for some thorough remaking..hehe :D :D
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Post by Jamasenu » 10 Apr 2018, 21:52

I'm planning on reading this book and your review just confirmed it's a good book. Jimmie sounds like a live and likable character that can get into a lot of situations. There's humor throughout the story and no one knows what heaven will be like but for now, in this book, we'll pretend it's like Jimmie's description.
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Post by Kibetious » 11 Apr 2018, 11:44

When the author speaks of what inspired her to write the book, I begin to think of many occasions when some actions have actually made to think of doing something like writing a book too. It also reminds me that many people who produce a lot music were actually inspired by real life events to sing. The book is good. Will include it in my 'want to read shelf'.
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Post by zilizopita1998 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:20

The review is great and has met the highest standards, I found this helpful but I don't think if I can enjoy reading this book.

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Post by zilizopita1998 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:22

Kibetious wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:44
When the author speaks of what inspired her to write the book, I begin to think of many occasions when some actions have actually made to think of doing something like writing a book too. It also reminds me that many people who produce a lot music were actually inspired by real life events to sing. The book is good. Will include it in my 'want to read shelf'.
I am also considering adding it to my shelves.

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Post by zilizopita1998 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:24

Jamasenu wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 21:52
I'm planning on reading this book and your review just confirmed it's a good book. Jimmie sounds like a live and likable character that can get into a lot of situations. There's humor throughout the story and no one knows what heaven will be like but for now, in this book, we'll pretend it's like Jimmie's description.
Indeed, this story employs a lot of fiction. Nobody can actually imagine how heaven is like but we just believe that it exists.

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Post by zilizopita1998 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:26

Kibetious wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:39
Wow, the review is nicely done. By the fact that it is a story, it gets a place in 'want to read shelf'. I like the fact that it is short also hence can be read by all who may not love long stories. I have also not seen the place of any scenes that may be a no-sign for children thus making it a favourite book too. I hope the description of heaven was not weird otherwise, it will lead me to call for some thorough remaking..hehe :D :D
I am equally planning to add it to my, "want to read shelf'' and see if I can enjoy reading it.

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Post by zilizopita1998 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:27

Mahendeka wrote:
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Thanks for the review... it was nice, short and more elaborated
This review is greatly guiding.

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Post by JulySmoot84 » 11 Apr 2018, 17:02

This is actually one of those books that make you say awww...Even tho there's heartache and pain it's a book that will have you interested

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Post by Jamasenu » 11 Apr 2018, 22:41

This books makes me think of listening to my friends, family members and sometimes complete strangers making statements like,
He's /She's looking down on us from heaven or they're in heaven making music for the Lord
. It's amazing what we all think what heaven is like and we may not be that far off from......You can finish the sentence with your thoughts! :o
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Post by Samanthajayne12 » 12 Apr 2018, 01:19

This sounds like such a lovely and fun book to read! I love reading shorter stories so this would definitely be something I would like to read. The review is well written and gives just enough information to get somebody interested! Thanks!

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Post by lbhatters » 12 Apr 2018, 17:45

MsTri wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 09:48
This sounds like such a fun read, though I'm far more interested in what's going in Heaven than in Maura's life. I also like the little ditty about what inspired the book; I'm always interested in what causes an author to write their book(s). Thanks so much for the great review!
I had the same thought. It's a title that makes you think this book is probably pretty funny. I have only read a few pages. Has anyone in here read this book?
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Post by kinyaemulatyamatt » 12 Apr 2018, 19:16

your review has depicted the style used by the author to write this book. The book seems to be much visualizing based on the flow of events in the review

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Post by Kibetious » 13 Apr 2018, 06:50

Maggie G wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 20:37
This sounds like a sweet book. I usually don’t enjoy novels where a character goes to heaven (a la The Lovely Bones) so I’ll probably skip this one. Thank you for your review!
Would love to hear the reason for this. But it is actually good knowing what works for you and what does not.
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Post by Agafs favour » 13 Apr 2018, 18:58

Lol,this one really sounds fascinating.Angels playing poker is just one funny imagination.i love this one and i cant wait to finally read it.

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