Saturday, June 7, 2014

What makes a good review?

Today, I'll be continuing my beastly BROKEN BRANCH FALLS blog tour by visiting Lexi at Book Bliss. I'll be talking about what makes a good review. I hope you'll stop by! (and be sure to enter the giveaway!)
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My name is Lexi and I live and breathe the written word as often as I can. From reading, journalism and creative writing something to read is never far from me. What better way to share great books and get the word out then with a blog dedicated to book reviews, blog topics, industry interviews, giveaways and book tours
For Wednesday's IWSG, I talked about the decline of readers and you all brought some awesome discussion! Great points were raised! Here are just a few suggestions to keep folks reading:
  • writers are the best readers - we are great influences on others!
  • writers should keep writing to put great stories out there for readers!
  • offer recommendations of good books or posting book reviews!
  • readers can be found in new places now, not just reading hard copies of novels!
  • and parents need to set limitations on the devices, giving kids (& themselves) the option and time to read more!
That last one is the hardest, especially with summer upon us! But, I have my trusty goal chart for daily reading, and assignments from school over the summer help too. Good luck to us!

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kids need limits with those devices! If I had a kid, he wouldn't even possess a cell phone until he had a job. (Mean, aren't I?)

DEZMOND said...

most kids can't even write thanks to all those devices

Librarian Lavender said...

Great photo! It's so important that people keep reading. Especially for the development of children it's really important. I really liked this post!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Readers rock! Electronic devices have a bright and dark side. You go Gollum, you're definitely of the latter. I need to review a lot more. Hopefully I can if my pick up my new laptop notebook this week.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've never had trouble getting my kids to read, fortunately. I think it is a problem though for younger kids as they become addicted to their smartphones and tablets before they develop that love or reading.

Stephanie Faris said...

My stepdaughter and her friends won't go near a Kindle. Even if they have iPads, they won't read on them. They only do old-fashioned books...

Cherie Reich said...

Readers are still out there, although they're not the easiest people to find sometimes. :)

Jessie Humphries said...

That's my #1 summer goal: to read more. Gosh, I've been so focused on other things that it was the first thing to go by the wayside. I love that cartoon at the end. That's most def me.

cleemckenzie said...

I kind of frightens me when kids sit next to each other texting. What's wrong with talking to each other?

Christine Rains said...

I'm definitely getting my little guy outside more now that he's home for the summer. I bring a book to read for us under the shade of a tree. :)

Michelle Wallace said...

"parents need to set limitations on the devices" - yes!
...and parents must be brave enough to take away these devices as a form of punishment!