#book reviews

I Don’t Write Negative Reviews, But I Am Trying to Write More Critical Ones

I have learned so much about books from reading thoughtful critical reviews. I simply don't want to write them myself.

Who Reads Book Reviews?

If you’ve ever wondered who reads book reviews and what purpose they serve, here are a few different perspectives,

Why Authors Love You When You Leave a Book Review Online

Why do authors always ask for readers to leave reviews? Do reviews really help sell their books? Bottom line: yes.

5 Stealthy Ways to Help Promote New Books

Have a friend or favorite author with a book out? Here are some ways to go the extra mile to help with promotion.

Cliche Reviews For When You Didn’t Read the Book

Didn't read the book? Don't worry about it! We've got you covered with these canned cliche reviews perfect for feigning expertise on any title.

No Man is an Island: Changing Your Opinion About a Book

If you change your opinion on a book because of a review or a comment or a friend... is it really your opinion?

The Specular Postmodernism of Paul Auster’s NEW YORK TRILOGY

There's a different sort of postmodernism reflected in Paul Auster's NEW YORK TRILOGY. It's a detective novel unlike any other.

Why I Review Everything I Read

After eight years of blogging, one Rioter explains why she still reviews every book she reads.

10 BookTubers I Love (and You Will, Too)

Bookish YouTube channels that are smart, funny, and informative.

I Hate Book Reviews (So Why Do I Keep Writing Them?)