Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Book reviews

I admire book reviewers.  How can they read a book, keep it aside, place themselves at a distance and write objectively (hopefully!)  about the pros and cons of the book and how it affected them?  My own experience with book reviews on my blog is to gush, haphazardly mentioning all that I liked about the book.  As for books I don't enjoy, I just don't talk about them. 

So, when Women's Web asked me to review a book, seeing that it was non-fiction (which I thought might enable me to be objective) and about the subject of CSA, on which I have written before, I agreed with alacrity, because I needed this experience - of writing an unbiased, structured review.  

1 comment:

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I really really love book reviewers! I review many myself and post on Goodreads but I don't take a lot of time or care to do it. I value those who leave intelligent, well-thought out reviews on my books. You just can't pay for that kind of marketing help.


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