Review of How to Write a Book Review

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Purchase on Amazon: How to Write a Book Review

How to Write a Book Review by Rebecca Graf

Book Description

Have you wondered what makes a good book review? Have you wondered what you might be missing in writing a book review? You can find out how to write a quality book review in these pages.

Length of book: 73 pages

Publication Date: February 27, 2013

Book Review

This is a fast and helpful read for anyone who writes book reviews. I read this in one sitting and couldn’t believe how fast I finished this brief, but concise book.

The concepts in the book are not meant to be absorbed at once but are for use as a reference when preparing to write a review. As I read, I highlighted and bookmarked pages I can go back and read more closely and consider the ideas Graf presents. The author provides great tips supported by detailed examples of what you should and shouldn’t do when writing a book review. I especially liked how the Graf demonstrates ways you can be honest to readers while providing constructive feedback to the authors.

There is one particularly helpful chapter that recommends reviewers create a template of the components you plan to discuss after reading the book. Graf even provides a simple, straightforward template to use as a model.

I really think this is a must read for anyone who shares a review of a book. Even if you don’t write book reviews but enjoy reading, this book can help you in identifying and following reviewers who write fair and balanced reviews.

Note: I purchased this book on Amazon without expecting to write a review; however, the book was so informative, I really wanted to share its merits with fellow book  bloggers and readers.


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About the Author

Rebecca Graf

Rebecca Graf was born in Russellville, Kentucky but grew up in Dothan, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Montevallo with an accounting degree. Given the chance to try her hand at writing, she began writing online articles leading to her first published book, A Gift for a Mouse. From there she ventured into romance, mystery, comedy and drama. The passion of writing was discovered. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children.

Rebecca is partner in a publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, at

She can help you edit your material as well as market your book at The News in Books –

Check out her book tour company, Celestial Book Promotions, to get more attention for your book or to be a host. (Information from Amazon)

Author Links


Twitter: rebeccagraf


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