Paying For Book Reviews

I’ve come across a few articles recently huffing and puffing about the awfulness of the concept of paying for book reviews. I can’t understand why some people get so worked up about it. What is so morally wrong about an author paying an experienced book reviewer to review their book and post the review in… Continue reading Paying For Book Reviews

More Books in the Exciting Dark Pilgrim Series by R Peter Ubtrent

Not long ago I featured a guest post byPeter Ubtrent, a science fiction writer I admire very much. I’ve now read two more of his books and wanted to share my reviews of them with you. First up, Seed of Power, which is the second book in the Dark Pilgrim series.Ailanthus, Tethys and their rather… Continue reading More Books in the Exciting Dark Pilgrim Series by R Peter Ubtrent

Being a Book Reviewer

I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed reviewing books. I used to do it regularly for the Cork Examiner back in Ireland, predominantly children’s books. I’m doing it for myself these days regarding books about life in France – go to the book reviews section of this website. And, via Twitter, I’ve picked up on calls… Continue reading Being a Book Reviewer

Tips on Book Reviewing

Book reviewing seems to be cropping up on various blogs at the moment (e.g. the Blood Red Pencil, Self-Publishing Advisor, Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Sharing with Writers – and that’s just in the last day or so. Authors are prepared to pay a lot of money for book reviews. The sort of sums mentioned seem scary… Continue reading Tips on Book Reviewing

Book reviews

I love reading and I love reviewing. Here are my opinions of books I’ve read recently. I always aim to be positive, and being such a literary enthusiast, I generally enjoy what I read. However, I aim to be honest too. A Ranger’s Tale by Mysti Parker    Fantasy, romance **** A Song for Europe by… Continue reading Book reviews