What I really want for my birthday

Hey, Everybody, 

Tomorrow is my birthday. I know, you're shocked I'm even mentioning it. I don't, usually. I'm kind of shy that way. But you know, writing a book makes you do crazy things. 

Like mention your birthday. And tell people what you'd like them to get you. 

But first, let me just say thanks to all of you who have already written detailed, thoughtful reviews of The Book of Beings. Thanks!  Each and every one of you made my day. So I've had a lot of great days lately.


Anyway, Facebook is going to tell you that I want you to get me a Starbucks gift card. Please don't listen to them. What I'd really like, if you've read any part of The Book of Beings, and if you enjoyed it, is for you to go to either Amazon or Goodreads--assuming you have accounts with them--and leave a review, or even just a rating. If you're a Barnes and Noble or iTunes user, those are also great places.

I know, you don't usually do that. I don't usually do that. But I'm starting to understand just how important it is.  Reviews create something marketers call "social proof," which drives those mysterious algorithms. And with a book like this, one that's different, (and I don't mean that in a bad way) reviews can help readers understand if it's the right book for them. 

Which is what this is all about for me. I think there are people out there who are supposed to read this book. Help me find a few more of them. 

It doesn't need to be anything fancy. It could involve less hassle than sending me an e-card, even. 

Thanks in advance,