Book Reviews as a Writing Exercise

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Lately I’ve been trying to write the reviews for all the books I’ve been reading, and finish up the ones I intend to review in the future — so they can go on the endless queue. But, I have some struggles with writing the reviews — I don’t like to feel like I’m summarizing too much, but I also don’t really have another method of getting across what’s in the book.

Thus, book reviews are something of a writing exercise: they are outside of my comfort zone. To force myself to keep it up, and write something different I think I will attempt to commit to reviewing a book every week or every two weeks. Some books are too big to realistically read in one week with other responsibilities.

So, here we go.