I have a feeling that Jean really knows how to write a book review! Love the silver lining theme in this post. And I completely agree about the “critique”….the time for that is during story development, if you’re privy to it; if you’re not but you want to review a book, remember that the book is not only pages with text but full of the heart and soul of its writer. One can be honest but still kind and gracious with just a little bit of effort!
I must confess, writing a book review is very hard for me.
You’d think as a writer, writing a book review would be easy. It’s not.
But reviews are as important to writers as water to fish. Writers need book reviews. The best way to get is to give.
So I set out to learn more about writing a good review.
I used to adhere to the old saying, “If you can’t say something good say nothing.”
When you write a review, it’s important to find that “something” good to say.
Even for books that aren’t my genre, and even for those that make me cringe, I search for something good to say.
Things to look for…
- Did the title or the cover get your attention?
- Identify the genre.
- Identify the audience (age.)
- Identify the Point of…
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