Why I Write Book Reviews


Why I Write Book Reviews

A while back I was discussing my journey and passions with a very successful author. She was quite surprised to learn that I don’t profit from my Books Uplift site. Interesting. I understand and respect that many authors have a platform for blogging and writing that helps grow their brand and followers. That’s outstanding and incredibly admirable.

While any online content draws interest and help builds your brand, I started this site for three different reasons. First, I thought it would be a great way to connect with like-minded folks who are incredibly passionate about books. Second, I wanted to find a way to promote authors, agents, writers, publishers and of course, charities who are all doing great work with books. Finally, my writing helps reinforce what I’ve learned.

When I shared this third reason why I write book reviews, the author expressed her overwhelming enthusiasm about this confession.

“Why don’t you share this story on Books Uplift?” she’d asked. Honestly, I’d never thought about it. Until now.

So, here I am telling the world about another reason why I write.

Especially, my passion for writing book reviews. I’ve always been the student who’s written and re-written her notes in order to absorb what I’m reading or learning didactically. This kinesthetic or tactile style of learning helps me slow my brain down and collect my thoughts. It’s a way to reinforce the message that I’m hearing (or reading) while giving me an opportunity to return time and again to the pearls that I’ve collected. Honestly, if I don’t get the opportunity to spend additional time with something, it just doesn’t stick.

Since I was a little girl I’ve written book reviews. Enjoying the moment to savor the author’s words once again, through my own reflections, is not only an exercise in learning but an opportunity to sit a little while longer with a great read. And revisit it time and time again.

Perhaps you’re like me, the lifelong learner, avid reader, and daily writer who appreciates savoring every wonderful word that’s found in books. If so, let me know. Maybe you’ll share a few of your favorites with the Books Uplift community.

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