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REVIEW: What I Really Want to Do is Direct by...

Dear Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout

what I really want to do is directWho knew that a focus puller was so important to a movie? Not moi, I assure you. But now I do and I loved learning about it in “What I Really Want to Do is Direct.” Though told in 1st person (after all, it is Chick Lit and that’s almost mandatory), you give us lots of clues about the other characters and Roxanne is so honest about herself that I always felt I knew everything about them.

The script detail inserts are a great way to convey just how hard it is to bring the world the latest alien monster, big budget, loaded up on pyrotechnics movie for our local cineplex. And in true Chick Lit fashion our heroine proves herself to her boss, proves that the bimbo who was trying to get her job is an idiot and still manages to get her man at the end. B

~ Jayne

This book can be purchased at Amazon. No ebook format.

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.


  1. Jane
    Apr 05, 2006 @ 05:34:41

    I liked the look of the book but wasn’t ready to take the plunge. I think this is a loosely related series of books, isn’t it? Have you read any others?

  2. Jayne
    Apr 05, 2006 @ 05:41:35

    The main character of “Speechless” is a secondary character in “Direct.” I haven’t looked anything up on Amazon yet so I’m not sure which came first but I do plan on getting “Speechless.”

  3. Jay
    Apr 05, 2006 @ 11:28:59

    Ah! 2 Ja(y)nes! lol I was wondering why you (Jane) left the first comment on your own post. lol

    I have both books, haven’t read either yet, but Speechless definitely came first. I didn’t realize they were connected though.

  4. Maili
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 08:27:38

    There are THREE Ja[y]nes: Jay, Jane and Jayne. It reminds me of that book series I read when I was a kid. I think it’s called Five Marys? OK, I’m being a dork here. *cough* Excuse me. Please, carry on.

  5. Jane
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 09:28:11

    I would recruit Jay to post here and we can give “J” type names out to anyone who wants to write letters to authors who will never read them!

  6. Maili
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 11:40:07

    Jaili is I! :D

  7. Jay
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 18:00:10


  8. sandy rideout
    Apr 07, 2006 @ 17:19:01

    Hi Jayne,

    Thanks for the nice review of our book!

    SPEECHLESS did come first. Hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

    We also have a young adult series, you might enjoy. The first book is INTRODUCING VIVIEN LEIGH REID: DAUGHTER OF THE DIVA.

    Sandy Rideout

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