Quote of the Day | 0416

The best practice, it has always seemed to me, would be simply to ignore the great majority of books and to give very long reviews — 1,000 words is a bare minimum — to the few that seem to matter. Short notes of a line or two on forthcoming books can be useful, but the usual middle-length review of about 600 words is bound to be worthless even if the reviewer genuinely wants to write it.

George Orwell, ‘Confessions of a Book Reviewer’

There is one reason I don’t want to become a book reviewer.

And I only write about the books I’ve finished on boeklog.

[x]#5790 fan donderdag 16 april 2009 @ 08:00:00