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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Victorian Christmas
Anna Selby
Progress: 6%
Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward
Carl Abrahamsson, Gary Valentine Lachman
Progress: 15/256pages
Fairies:: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
Morgan Daimler
Progress: 76%
Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Progress: 5%
Old Celtic Romances
P.W. Joyce
Progress: 3%
Uprooted
Naomi Novik
Progress: 13%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%
Having read a review recently that detailed the whole plot of a book, I wish everyone who write reviews would be aware of this pitfall.

Do It Right: Write Plotless Reviews (from LitReactor)

Reblogged from It's a Hardback Life:

I've actually been trying to avoid a lot of summary in my reviews lately, as it rapidly turns into a book report instead of a review. And then I look back at my latest review, and it's almost all summary. Sigh.

 

This article, though it is definitely tongue-in-cheek, does have a point.