#book reviews

Thar Be Trolls: On Reading Amazon Reviews

Dear Publicists: Don’t Solicit To My Book Club

Book Rating Categories That Should Exist (Because Star Ratings Can Be Useless)

When Book Reviews Go Wrong

Welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a biweekly show that answers YOUR questions about life, love, and literature! My guest co-host this week is the effervescent Cindy Pon, author of YA fantasy books Silver Phoenix and Fury of the Phoenix, with Serpentine coming out in 2015. Cindy and I answer listener-submitted questions that focus primarily on book reviews. We discuss topics such as: what happens if you win a book in a Goodreads giveaway, but you don't like the book? What should you do when an author responds to a negative review you posted? Is reading reviews before reading a book a good idea, or will it influence your opinion? And much, much more. Thanks for joining me, Cindy!

The Ladies Have Always Kicked Ass: Why We Talk About Gender, Books, and Criticism

Best of Book Riot: The Four Parts of a Book Review

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: An Editor’s Dilemma