Friday, January 4, 2013

Writing a Book Review: The Why! (Post 1 of 3)

Note: This is part one (1) of a three (3) part post about book reviews: They why, the how and the where!

     A book review is a critical review of a book, and if you're an avid reader, then you are familiar with book reviews and have read your fair share of book reviews.  Now, some have probably written a review or two, while others haven't written one.  Some wonder how do I write a book review?  Others wonder where do I write a book review, and some of you have come to the right place to answer 'Why should I write a book review?'

Here are a few reasons why you should write a book review...

  1. Exercise your critical writing skills: We learned to write at a very early age, then we took those letters and made words until we could eventually form sentences.  Chances are if you read, then you have a limitless vocabulary in which to utilize in writing a review of your favorite books.
  2. Tell others why they should (or shouldn't) purchase a book:  Lots of people have mad skills at telling other people what to buy, so if you have those mad skills, then get to writing.
  3. Just for fun...Fun?  Well, yeah.  Think about it like this:  I just read an awesome book and I want to tell the world about it!  So why not have fun with it?  Crack a joke-or two!  
  4. Make a name for yourself!  Think of all the book review websites that you visit, and think how cool it would be if people wanted you to review their books?  Contacted you for your honest opinion!  The sky is the limit and beyond that?  Outer space!
So, now you're fired up to write reviews!  What next?  The how, of course!  Check in for that post soon!

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