Book Review Advice

Ms. N Ms. N
I have just started working on my first review of a book (non-fiction). Who here would consider books one of your specialty areas? What advice do you have to offer as I begin this...ahem...new chapter in reviewing? What do I need to make sure to include? How much is too much?
06/09/2012
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Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Ms. N
I have just started working on my first review of a book (non-fiction). Who here would consider books one of your specialty areas? What advice do you have to offer as I begin this...ahem...new chapter in reviewing? What do I need to make sure to ... More
So it's hard not to give the plot away and still give a lot of information, what what I REALLY like is a list of the different kinks/fetishes the book includes. You don't have to say what stories have what in them, but just so that we can be warned of any 'surprises' we might be scared off by and to see if there's anything particularly interesting in a book.
06/09/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
Also, I like to know if it has boy on boy or girl on girl.
06/09/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
Like all book reviews, you should comment about how well it was written -- is it really cliched or does it actually arouse you? Etc.
06/09/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I think all of those are great tips for a fiction book but for non-fiction I would look for something very different. I wouldn't call myself an expert and I haven't done any book reviews but I'm an avid reader (especially on non-fiction sex lit) and these are some of the things I would like to see: A list of what topics are covered and to what extent. For example, if there's a chapter on anal sex how educated on this topic were you before you read the book? did you learn anything new? did it leave you with any questions? Also if it has pictures what style are they, are they easy to understand? What is the writing style? clinical? humorous? informative? casual? Would you like to read other books by this author? Is it an easy read?
06/09/2012
AskEden AskEden
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Originally posted by Bex1331
I think all of those are great tips for a fiction book but for non-fiction I would look for something very different. I wouldn't call myself an expert and I haven't done any book reviews but I'm an avid reader (especially on non-fiction ... More
Great answer!
06/11/2012
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