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words about words

I review nearly every book I read. But only because the Goodreads app on my phone makes it nearly impossible NOT to select a number of stars when I’m marking a book as complete. As far as a written review? I—probably like most people—only take the trouble when I either love or loathe a book. …

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There are some people who can never, in good conscience, review an author’s books: the author herself of course, and anyone who worked on the actual text. In my case that’s my editor Marti and proofreader Stacie. But they are the people whose understanding of the book and characters are second only to my own. …

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‘Friend’ of the author aka “I’m with the band”. This post poses a great question for reviewers and authors:  Are you obligated to mention that you know the author in your review? Does that connection invalidate your opinion? And what degree of acquaintance counts as “knowing the author?” Does it apply to someone you’ve socialized …

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