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Book review vs book discussion

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Posted in: Azteclady Speaks

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A while back, the very smart Jessica of Racy Romance Reviews asked whether author comments on reviews stifle reader discussion. The ensuing thread is all kinds of interesting and thought provoking, and I heartily recommend braving the hundred plus comments to truly savor all the insight given there.

That post and the subsequent discussion addressed something that has been present in the dark recesses of my mind for a while, but it didn’t crystallize into something at least semi-coherent until a week or so ago—and this epiphany was spurred by orannia’s Broken Wing Challenge. (Original post, the challenge, and the discussion with review links).

Here is the result of all that cogitation: