Tips for writing reviews

  Tips for writing your review(s):
  • Start by answering these questions:
    What makes this book different from all others? And why should anyone care?
  • Give enough info about the plot of a novel or the facts in a nonfiction book that readers have a context for your opinions. Don’t provide so much info that your post turns into a book report instead of a review. 
  • And no spoilers! Be fair to your fellow readers.
  • Whenever possible, put the good things about a book, or author, up front.
  • Criticize the book, not the author, if you don’t like what you’ve read. Explain why.
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