Do You Review?

>> Monday, October 18, 2010

My Twitter buddy, Ellen Meister, posted on Girlfriends Book Club today about posting negative book reviews.  It's a great, thought-provoking post...and something that's been on my mind as I deleted my Goodreads account just days ago. 

In my own recent post Writing for the Impatient Reader, I describe how I have turned into the very type of reader I've always loathed--the one that had to be immediately entertained and constantly stimulated at every turn.  And while I believe that can be a good thing when it comes to my writing, as I try to keep the story quipping along at a pace I'd be happy with as a reader, I also think it disqualifies me from being an objective reviewer.  At least as a reader.

As a writer, I've been toying with the idea of reviewing novels from a writer's perspective, noting the strengths in an author's work.  A future endeavor possibly...but as a reader, I've decided to stay out of the "starring" arena. 

What about you?  Do you review?


Ellen 11:09 AM  

Thanks so much for the links, Joan!

And I like your idea of offering "writer's perspective" reviews ...

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