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A few months back, I wrote a post about proper book review etiquette. Most of it was common sense stuff: be polite, be fair, point out the good aspects and the bad. Well, I apparently forgot one obvious point of etiquette:

Use the book review space to write an actual review.

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Goddess Travel Books

I frequently find myself inspired by the books I read, and sometimes, a good memoir can even encourage my wanderlust.  I wanted to share three titles with you today that have me itching to get up and go experience the goddesses of these places:

Savage Breast by Tim Ward

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I read. A lot. Really, a lot. Like many bibliophiles, I also post reviews of what I read, mostly on the Barnes and Noble site, but also on Amazon and iTunes. Plus, I have a LibraryThing account. And I post reviews here at BookMusings. So, I write about books. A lot.

That's the thing about bibliophiles. We love to talk and write and rant and rave about the books that we love and hate and love to hate. The thing is ... not everyone does it well. There are, to put it mildly, some really bad book reviews out there, written by some really bad reviewers. As someone who not only writes reviews, but who bases many of my purchases on others' reviews, let me offer a few pointers.

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  • Cea Noyes
    Cea Noyes says #
    Excellent advice. Thank you.
  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    @Anne: heeeee.
  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    Excellent, Rebecca! I'm an Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer and I couldn't agree more.
  • Anne Newkirk Niven
    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    I am going to link to your post EVERY TIME I offer books for review on Facebook. Forever. You are brilliant.

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