Monday, 13 June 2016

#MicroblogMondays: Books

Nothing pithy or thoughtful today, as I’ve been thinking about some other things this week, and my brain is all used up.

So this is merely a Watch This Space post, flagging that I’ll be doing some book reviews over the next week or two. It does seem to be book review week, as last week I wrote a post over on A Separate Life outlinging the books I read during my convalescence, that was my first book review post there, and given the crickets in the comments section, might be my last too!

I have however reviewed books here – I reviewed Pamela’s Finally Heard last year, though I just realised today I haven’t reviewed Lisa’s recent book here yet (though I did review on Amazon and Goodreads) either! A few weeks ago I was sent a review copy of a new book about a woman’s experience of IVF in Australia, which – along with the approach for the AWW article – means that No Kidding is showing up more often in searches! I finished it at 1 am this morning, but I have too much to say to fit in a MicroblogMondays eight sentence post, so will review it over the next week or two.

I find book reviews quite difficult, as - through my book club, and through seeing the reactions to various books written in this community – I am acutely aware that what speaks to me doesn’t necessarily speak to others, and vice versa. Still, all I can do is be sensitive and honest.

7 comments:

  1. I don't always get a lot of responses on my book review posts either, even when they are ALI-related. But I still post them. ;) For one thing, it's a way for me to keep track of my reading! Will look forward to reading yours! :)

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  2. I love book reviews! I look forward to reading the new ones. I love the value of hearing someone's perspective on a book when reading is so personal. We can all read the same book and not see it the same way, which is lovely, actually.

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  3. Yay! Book reviews! Looking forward to reading. Thank you.

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  4. Yeah i read this book and really loves it. And thats really nice review.

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    1. This is so funny I think I'll leave it here and not delete it!

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  5. It's hard to comment about book reviews. But I read Loribeth's religiously as it adds books to my reading list. So post away!

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  6. I find it more difficult to write book review posts vs. a tiny review on Amazon. With posts, I tend to just talk about a small section of the book that resonated with me. Like I just mention a place of connection vs. the book as a whole.

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