Remember folks, this is opinion. I say that up front, because I have been accused of being “effusive” and even “conciliatory,” or that I don’t “think criticaly.”
To that, I answer that this is my place for book reviews. I’m making a distinction between reviews and critique. I do think critically, but beyond that, when I like something I tell people.
I try to live by the Thumper Dictum: “If you can’t say somethin’ nice, don’t say nothin’ at all!” I seldom write negative reviews, but that’s not because I don’t think critically. Reading is physically painful to me because of childhood learning disorders, so I avoid reading things unless the joy of the read makes up for the pain of the reading. If I don’t like something, I may write a “rant” about it (O! Beware! BeWARE!), but I won’t write a review about it.
So, with that, my first review shall be (*fanfare*)
2001-11-17 Hush Money by Susan Bischoff