Benchmarking Book Reviews, Or How To Untwist One’s Knickers

Tara Sparling writes

For a blogger, there’s nothing quite as sweet as gaggles of people getting their knickers in a twist over something.

(Those of you who don’t blog yourselves probably don’t know that the blogging equivalent of Natural Law is a list, called “Things That People Get Very Angry About On The Internet”. Whenever we’re stuck for an idea of something to blog about, we simply refer to this list, a copy of which can be purchased for 6 Emoji and a funny cat picture.)

Knicker-twisting items on the list I’ve written most about are as follows:

  1. Book Reviews
  2. Book Marketing Abuses
  3. Writers Who Think They Don’t Need Editors
  4. Writers Who Take Everything Personally
  5. Writer Earnings And Complaining Thereof

It’s been a while, so I’m back to Number 1: Book Reviews, as it occurred to me lately that the assignment of a star rating seems to be very much dependent on genre.

Benchmarking Book Reviews, Or How To Untwist One's Knickers

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