Friday, February 4, 2011

Starting Book Reviews

After much deliberation, well maybe not much, I’ve decided that I will begin posting reviews of books that I read. At first, I was going to limit this only to books written by independent authors. But I decided that I really shouldn’t limit what I review. After all, I’m of the opinion that anyone can write if they put their mind to it. Why should I differentiate with authors? Also, the genre of the book will vary, but only slightly. I tend to lean towards science fiction for my reading. But here and there, I will read other genres.

As for my review layout, it will go something like this:

  1. I will have an intro paragraph that briefly states the basic story.

  2. I will then break down the review into three sections: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. (Somewhat cliché, but I felt I could cover everything in the book this way.)

  3. My overall feeling on the book.


I do not intend to have any star ratings or point systems. My thought was I should be able to convey my opinion on the book and give you a good idea of my feelings without limiting it to a rating.

The reviews will begin now, with the current book I am reading. I will not go back to books I have read in the past. So the first review will be Sue Ann Bowling’s book, Homecoming. I am in the process of finishing this book. So, you can expect to see the review in the next week or so. Until then, Happy Reading!