Book Review | August 2021 ActiveRain Contest

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

We are keeping the August 2021 ActiveRain Contest Simple.

When was the last time you wrote a “Book Report”?

School may be out for summer, but the learning never ends here in the Rain!

This month’s contest, or challenge, is to read a book and write a review.

Or write a review of a book you have already read.

It can be on any topic, personal or professional.

 

To receive 1,000 points, your review must:

*   Have a minimum of 500 words

*   Include a graphic (a photo of the book works)

*   What inspired you to read the book you are reviewing

*   Explain if the book met or exceeded your expectations or if you were left wanting more.

*   Would you recommend the book, why or why not?

 

The challenge starts today, August 3, 2021, and ends at midnight (PST) on August 31, 2021.

Place a link to your book review post in the comment section of this post.

Have fun reading and writing. We look forward to reading your book review. 

 

 

Comments (87)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Mayra,  I look forward to reading your book review. No doubt, others will enjoy reading it as well. 

Aug 29, 2021 12:01 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Got it done, with red eyes and a little sleepy.  Have to get new batteries for the flash light as well.

The Reckoning, A John Grisham Thriller

Aug 30, 2021 05:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Ed Silva - way to stretch and go the distance to get your review done. Thank you for participating in the Book Review Challenge. 

Aug 30, 2021 08:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

On behalf of John Meussner 

Here is the link to his post.

Aug 30, 2021 08:39 AM
John Meussner

thanks much, didn't realize the copy/paste link wouldnt create a hyperlink

Aug 30, 2021 11:17 AM
Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor | Call 650-996-8961 - Pacifica, CA
San Mateo County Real Estate | Buy | Sell | Invest

I reviewed the Defeat Mega agents 14 sources of differentiation. The author talks about how we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors by creating unique and focus-driven advertisements that speak to a specific audience.

Here is the link: Defeat Mega agents 14 sources of differentiation.

 

 

Aug 30, 2021 03:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen my friend thank you for the inspiration here is my contributions  https://activerain.com/droplet/FLYg

Aug 30, 2021 10:10 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes  and 

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. for your participation in the August Book Review Challenge. 

Aug 31, 2021 09:33 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Hi Kathleen, thanks for sponsoring this contest...

I got to review my favorite real estate book!

 Book Review

Aug 31, 2021 03:08 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you, Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI 

I am heading over now to read your review. 

Thank you for participating. 

Aug 31, 2021 03:23 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It took me a bit, but here is my contribution to this month's challenge.

The Stuff of Nightmares, The Outsider

Thank you for the fun challenge.

Aug 31, 2021 04:43 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

So happy to see you participated Raymond Henson, eXp Realty 

I am heading over now to read your book review. 

Thank you for participating. 

Aug 31, 2021 05:40 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I hope I did this right...my first attempt at posting since all the changes. Here is my review.

My personal-best - an autobiography

 

Aug 31, 2021 08:38 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Diana Zaccaro - I am heading to your book review to read now. 

Thank you for participating. 

Sep 01, 2021 08:14 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kathleen! I thank you so  very much for hosting August's challenge. As always, you were an amazingly gracious host. We all appreciate your dedication to AR. 

Points have been tallied and sent to the powers that be. 

I also wanted to mention that we have requested the group feature ability be brought back but, to this point, we haven't seen those results. I am going to submit another request today. It would be so nice if we had full participation in the challenges and not having the ability to find the challenge in the groups is a challenge in and of itself!

Thank you again! 😘

Sep 02, 2021 06:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Request submitted. Hopefully we'll get results this time, Kathleen! Happy Thursday!

Sep 02, 2021 06:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS - Thank you for the opportunity.  

I'm betting the Dev Team does not know how to restore the ability to Feature in Groups. They likely unknowingly nuked it and did not know what they were doing or what it was. Leaves me shaking my head. As you witnessed on the more recent zoom meeting, I have zero patience with it/them and don't believe much of anything they say. Empty promises.  

That does not change my love for the community which is why I am still here. 

Sep 02, 2021 10:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, we are so glad you are still here, Kathleen! I am not sure why the group feature is such a challenge but, for some reason, it keeps getting missed. I just asked again as I didn't get a response this morning. I'll keep you posted - and hopefully it'll be SOON!

Sep 02, 2021 12:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I am with you and I tend to think it is more than just a mistake... but call me a bit .... well you know,  Debe Maxwell, CRS  I am on the same page as Kathleen....

Sep 05, 2021 11:50 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - Thank you for the time you dedicated to make this a good opportunity for us to read more and write a review for our friends on ActiveRain. Reading is good for the mind and the soul. I wish you well and lots of love.

Sep 12, 2021 09:26 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I have like five books I want to read and still haven't gotten to. Happy reading and tell me if it's good. :

Sep 23, 2021 11:45 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I just wanted to stop by to say I wish you blessings, time with family and friends, and all the things you need. 

Sep 26, 2021 11:00 AM