It was an honor to be asked to write a book review for The Centre Daily Times. Fitting thoughts about a complex book into a short essay allowed me to exercise different writing muscles and it whipped my word count-itus into shape. It also made me sympathetic to reviewers (the other side of the coin) who have to boil down thoughts about a book into a couple of paragraphs on a regular basis. My review was published today!
Check it out online! Based on my review, would you read the book? Oh, do me a favor? Press the thumbs up...it makes me smile: www.centredaily.com.
I am not short on opinions so reviews might become a habit. I do like reading for the sheer pleasure of being lost in a story or skillfully entertained but I also like reading as a 'job'. It made me take the book and craft seriously which was a welcome challenge.
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