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Our Favorite Comments: April 23 – 29, 2012

We love our readers, and we love what they have to say just as much. Here are some of our favorite comments from the week that was.

“A nice addition are stories previously published in anthologies, that are now available on their own. Not as good for discovery, but really nice for collecting series work. (And they are on my ereader by author, not by anthology title, so I’m not taking 6 books off the shelf saying, “Which book was that in!”)”

by Rebecca Hedreen on The Short, Sweet Side of E-Reading

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“You post a good question, Rita. What is the attraction to this topic? In my opinion, it’s this insatiable need we have to watch someone when they’re down and root for him or her to get themselves better.”

by Rob McGory on Genre Kryptonite: Drug Addiction Memoirs

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“There’s an alchemy about book recommendations, and because the books that seriously resonate with me are so meaningful–even life changing–there’s huge joy in connecting someone with *that* book that resonates for them.”

by Joni Rodgers on Counterpoint: I LOVE Recommending Books 
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“Though I do often enjoy the entertaining, super-subjective, “these are my feelings on this book and they are funny” genre of book reviews (found primarily as you note on social media/blogs), the ones I truly treasure are long-form discussions that do not require you to have read the book and are not even necessarily invested in convincing you to read it. They are instead invested in opening up a certain world of ideas for analysis, discussion, and personal connection.”

by L. Catherine on The Book Review is Dead, Long Live the Book Review