Let’s Talk About Book Reviews

My students are realizing that being “friends” with writers on FB and Twitter does effect how free they feel to be honest in their book reviews. It was great to see them begin to grapple with this conundrum this week.

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I want to talk to you about book reviews. I know my Tuesday Reads posts have been lacking this month, but I do enjoy writing them, so I want to get better. Luckily for me, we’ve been talking about book reviews in my Literary Citizenship class. My professor interviewed David Walton about reviewing books, and she gave us a whole mess of links about book reviewing (which you can check out on the right sidebar of the blog).

I started out most interested in the links about how to write book reviews (my favorite contained advice from John Updike). As I read on, however, my attention shifted to…

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