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Musing Mondays


Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book reviews…
Do you read any non-blogging book reviews? If so, where (newspaper, library etc)? Do you have any favorite sources you'd like to share?


Before I discovered all the wonderful book blogs out in the blogosphere, my main source of reviews came from Amazon. I still utilize Amazon quite a bit and thoroughly enjoy reading through all the reviews for a book I am interested in to see what everyone thinks. Of course, if it is one of my favorite authors, I don't give much thought to the negative reviews. (Imagine sticking fingers in ears and saying La la la)

I have since found several other resources for book reviews. I recently subscribed to "Bookmarks" and have to say I am enjoying the heck out of this magazine. It is one of those magazines that you come back to again and again, finding something new each time. The jan/feb issue highlighted Tom Wolfe, Roberto Bolano, and Anita Shreve, plus books published by the presidents First Ladies, a section where readers recommend their favorite books and a new books guide. Just chockful of reviews and good information. The website is pretty amazing and has so much more.

Booktrib.com is a good resource that not only includes bloggers reviews, but New York Times Book reviews and Washington Post book reviews. J.Kaye's This Weeks Reading List is featured today and I've seen Becky and Beth's posts on there previously. Plus I subscribe to several publishers newletters that include reviews.

Who is your favorite source for book reviews?

Comments

  1. I like reading reviews on Amazon too. Thanks for the links!

    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  2. I've been considering Bookmarks, but I've not yet subscribed. I like Booktrib, too. I forgot to mention it!

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  3. I like the look of 'Bookmarks' thanks for sharing, my post is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

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  4. Hi!
    I like Amazon too. Checked out Booktrib. Seems like a great place. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  5. I've never looked at Booktrib.com. I'll have to check that one out!

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  6. I'll have to check out BookTrib, too. I'd never heard of them, but if they're featuring J. Kaye, they've got to be good folk.

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  7. Well, j.kaye was on there when I looked this morning, but they keep updating to things done within the past hour or so.

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  8. Wow, the BOok Trib is excellent! Thanks so much for the link! Like you.. I try to set aside the negative reviews in Amazon unless they have really valid points.

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  9. Love my Bookmark magazine!! Never heard of Booktrib so thanks for the link!!

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  10. I've never heard of Bookmark magazine - I'll have to check that out!

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  11. LOL, I loved the stick your finger in your ear and La La La, I know that when it comes to a favorite author that's exactly what happens!

    I'll have to check Book Trib, and Bookmark magazine since I never heard of them.. thanx for the tip :)

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  12. Great post! I also like Amazon, but I subscribe to several book review publications as well.

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