Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Besides sending us a personal note about how our book touched you, the nicest thing you can do for an author is write us a review. Many people have no idea how to do this, myself included. I’ve been a booklover my entire life, but I was never a reviewer. So this is my simple approach to writing a book review.  You need to supply some basic information: title, author, genre and short plot synopsis. Next, we want to know your personal reactions and connections to the story. Basically, this is how you feel about the story. Did it keep you up until all hours of the night? Make you laugh out loud? Prevent you from going to work because you had to know what happened or couldn’t stop crying? Then close out your review with your recommendations and the value and quality of the writing. What you liked about the style and prose of the novel. Simple right? So take a few minutes to write a review for your favorite author.   


  1. Thanks for the great advice on reviewing. It's so helpful to hear an author's thoughts on reviews (especially since I'm still working out the kinks in my writing style).
    I also want to add that I love your site, I did laugh out-loud when I read your profile... I can relate to almost every like and dislike. Very excited to add To Breath the Breath of Isis to my TBR list!

  2. The Barista,
    Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you enjoyed the site and hope you'll follow me. I hope you enjoy TBTBOI, it's an adventure you won't forget!