Posted by: irenesroth | September 13, 2010

BOOK REVIEW/The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

       The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing
       Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
       Twilight Times Books
       ISBN 978-1-933353-22-7
       Copyright, 2008
       Softcover, 190 pages, $16.95

       Are you a book reviewer for different publishers and blogs? Do
       you struggle to write effective and successful? Do you feel like an
       amateur, despite the fact you have reviewed many books over the
       If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, this
       book is for you. The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing outlines the
       ingredients of a successful and effective book review. The authors
       also discuss in detail the big responsibility that book reviewers
       have to review the books professionally and honestly.
       Throughout the book, Calvani and Edwards discuss how tricky
       it is to review a book professionally.  Writing book reviews is an
       art indeed, even for the most seasoned reviewer. A reviewer has to
       honestly evaluate the book and its contents and decide whether or
       not the book is a good enough to be read by others. This is quite a
       responsibility because a reviewers review will influence a wide
       spectrum of readership, from librarians to booksellers.
       I would recommend this book to anyone who is either thinking
       of becoming a book reviewer or is currently a reviewer but isn’t
       sure of the mechanics of a good review. Calvani and Edwards will
       take such individuals through the steps of an effective review so
       that they don’t make amateurish mistakes in their reviews any
       longer. I know I will be a much better reviewer as a result of
       reading this book. Thank you ladies!
       4 Roses
       Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
       This review will also appear on Amazon Books and my writing
       blog at and my two book review
       blogs at and



  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my book, Irene!

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