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Book Reviewing Revived

Poets & Writers recently published an article, Back From the Dead: The State of Book Reviewing by Jane Ciabattari, that says book reviews remain a mainstay reference for many of today's readers. Ciabattari reports the following:
We remain a nation of passionate readers (even with the ability to stream movies on demand).Book-related discussions take up millions of characters on the Internet.The majority of the nation's readers are still able to recognize good writing and "yearn for fresh voices from authors and critics."The report is a "counter-argument to the naysayers" for the group of people who are dedicated to reading books and writing reviews to share with others. 
The report goes on to list a host of publications, both online and print, that provide book reviews on a variety of platforms.

This is great news for people like me who have been doing book reviews for many, many years. It is a great art form that has taken its lumps over the years. Noneth…