Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Guest Posts – Robbie Cheadle – How to Write a Book Review

Interesting! A lot of the same things draw me to a book and I also consider the age the book is written for. This is why I divert some stories to my Loleta Abi site.

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Delighted to welcome back author and prolific book reviewer Robbie Cheadle, to share her criteria for writing a book review. I am sure useful for both authors who would like to know the key elements likely to be taken into account as well as fellow reviewers.

Prior to starting my blog in October 2016, I had only ever written a book review for school purposes. Those were grudge purchases and done with the aim of getting a good mark not highlighting for other readers the pros and cons of the book.

Since I started blogging, I have written over 150 book reviews and have gradually developed a method of assessing a book and a style of writing book reviews. Although I read all sorts of books from poetry and memoir to children’s books and thrillers and horror books. I read both classic books and contemporary novels.

I have five primary…

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