Tag: book reviews

The Pros and Cons of Writing Book Reviews

A lot of us started our book blogs with a focus on writing book reviews. More and more, though, the bloggers I read are finding they don’t really want to write book reviews. Some are eliminating reviews entirely, while others are relying more on…

Developing strong female characters: one author responds to negative reviews by writing a better book

Those of you who write book reviews, and who care about reading fiction with well-developed female characters, may find this article in Literary Hub as fascinating as I did.  Science fiction author Daniel Price writes about the response his book The Flight of the…

Top Ten Tuesday: Bad Reviewing Habits I’d Like to Quit

This week’s top ten topic is about books, or bookish things, you want to quit. I don’t really have bad reading habits – I generally like what I read and how I read. I push myself to read new authors and books that are…

Should book bloggers write book reviews? Discuss…

A few months ago, I read a post on BookerTalk about how some people think book bloggers shouldn’t write reviews. I was surprised by this idea, since writing and reading book reviews is why I got into blogging in the first place. Just to…

How Authors Get Paid for Different Book Formats

My husband sent me this blog post from writer Brian McClellan, and I thought it was fascinating. He writes about how authors earn money from their books, and which types of formats support the author. (McClellan is an epic fantasy writer, but I should…

Bloggers, how do you use Twitter?

I don’t have a lot of blogging resolutions for 2015, other than maintaining my reviews, not taking too many review requests, and keeping up with posting reviews on sites like Goodreads. I’ve got five classes to take this year and a full time job,…

What Makes a Good Book Review?

I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a good review.  I’ve been writing this blog for 3 and a half years now, and while I love writing reviews, I always want to get better at it.  It starts to feel a little routine after…

Book Blogger Angst is Not For Me

There seems to be a lot of angst in the book blogging community these days.  The Reading Ape has posted a series of discussions about book blogging, from “Whom Do We Review For,” to a criticism of the use of “I” in reviews, to…

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