How to Write a Book Review…

June 2, 2015 at 7:54 am 4 comments

Charlie Bear here.

Charlie Bear 1

Have you ever written a book review on Amazon? Did you know you can, even if you didn’t buy the book on their site? Or maybe you get those emails that say…please rate your purchase of….blank, blank?

It’s kind of like this:

Aubree and frosting

You tasted something. You liked it (hopefully), and now you want to tell the seller what you think about it. If this little girlie (Mom Peep’s Aubree) was asked, I think she’d say YUM!

You could say YUM on your book reviews too, or maybe not. Most reviews of books say something about:

♥ the content of the book (helpful, enlightening, entertaining?)
♥ the author’s writing (riveting, engaging, conversational?)
♥ what it did for you (moved you, educated you, touched you?)

Feel free to add other thoughts, like whether you’d recommend the book to others. Some reviews are a few sentences and some are two or three paragraphs. Write what you feel called to write.

Mom Peep says it’s best to look for the good in something…and there is always good in something, don’t you think? Like in me. Just yesterday I was sitting calmly on the arm of the recliner when I felt the need to jump off and start spinning and snapping at my tail. Sends my Peeps into a tizzy. But when asked about me, they talk about what a wonderful dog I am and then mention that I’m still working on “issues.” Aren’t they the greatest?

Three Hearts

So that’s a few ideas on writing a review of a book you read. Is it important to do? You betcha. Why? Cause the writers of books rely heavily on reviews to help other readers know how you liked it. Maybe you can write one the next time you read a book?

As for me, I just finished a package of Happy Hips Jerky Treats. My review: YUM!

Wiggles and Woofs,
Charlie Bear

Mom Peep:

P.S. Mom Peep wants to say thank you to her Taylor’s Tips Newsletter subscribers who are reading this a second time. Mom knows that some folks don’t read Facebook posts, or do Twittering, but they get emails. And the other way around. So thank you for allowing her to send it different ways. ; o )


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jean Stewart  |  June 3, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Perfect timing for this post, Charlie Bear. I was just going to send your Mom Peep a note about her book and there you are! Cute picture of Aubree, too. Yum, indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 2. bjtaylorblog  |  June 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

      Thank you for the note. Aubree is quite the cutie-patootie.
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear


  • 3. realmojo68  |  June 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Charlie. I met your Mom Peep at OCCWC in April and she told me about you. 🙂 It made my Lizzie Cat jealous and now she wants to be a blogger, too.
    Good advice about book reviews. I like writing reviews on Good Reads, too. It’s my digital book shelf and reference library.
    Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  June 3, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Dear RealMoJo,
      Mom Peep likes Goodreads too. She’s getting more active in different social media sites beyond FB and Twit.
      Wiggles to you,
      Charlie Bear



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