Author & screenwriter. Lover of cheese. Defender of the Commonwealth. Did I mention the cheese thing?
BTW, this is a great source: https://www.justsecurity.org/82619/expert-explainer-criminal-statutes-that-could-apply-to-trumps-retention-of-government-documents/
AND they have to be tagged as declassified by staff. Even though a President can declassify documents by verbal orders, they have to be officially marked as such to be official.
He’s right, you know.
I love the Jumble. I do it every day (online, though). :-D
Clever, Meddick. :-D
Without others’ reviews, I would’ve bought poor products, eaten at bad restaurants, purchased horrible books, stayed in substandard hotels, and generally wasted a lot of money. I have no problem with Yelp, Google reviews, Trip Advisor, etc. I’m pretty canny in that I can discern between whining and legit complaints.
However, I DO have a problem with dumb reviews. Case in point: someone’s giving an author a 1-star book review on Amazon because the package was late/damaged. As a reader, I ignore those (and all other stupid reviews). As a writer, I want to slap such a reviewer into next week.
I missed Melvin. He reminds me (physically only) of someone I used to work with.
HA HA HA!
Holy macaroni, folks!
I read both ways, and each is equally worthy depending on the circumstances. No one wants to see me reading traditional books while driving, for example. Audiobooks make workouts and chores less tiresome. I read about 75 books a year across all formats.
And then there’s the paper book vs. e-book controversy. As a lifelong reader, I love the former, but I also love trees and free space in my house. I have about 200 paperbacks and hardcovers, but they are stacked on one bookshelf unit in my study. At one time, and in a different home, I had over 2,000 of them. Now I have nearly 17,000 e-books—yes, WAY too many to read in what remains of my life (I write this on the 63rd anniversary of my birth, by the way)—and I consider them as valuable as the former.
Finally, and as a writer, I don’t care which format you prefer as long as you buy my books! :-D