My Philosophy on Book Reviews

When I read a book review, I do not want a book report. If I wanted to read a synopsis of the plot, I would go to the book store and look at it or go to Amazon.com and read one there. What I want to know is: Do you recommend the book and for whom? What did you like or not like about the book?

I try not to describe the book too much in my reviews and I am very sorry if that disappoints you. Actually, I am not sorry at all. The next two posts are book reviews, for your reading pleasure.

–Jane, Just the facts ma’am

2 thoughts on “My Philosophy on Book Reviews

  • December 12, 2005 at 11:26 pm
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    I am glad to see you are reviewing books. I am all for promoting good books and telling people when to pass on a book. I agree that the plot and its twists should not be given away, and the recomendation is the point. Putting the book into a context or providing some details may draw a reader in. Play around with the form as you please and do it the way you want to do it. No apologies needed.

  • December 13, 2005 at 3:30 pm
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    Agreed. I think we all look for different things in reviews and I want to give what I expect. 😉

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