There are a couple of reasons I enjoy reviewing books so much. One of the main ones is the opportunity to communicate with some of my favorite authors. One of the interesting things I discovered while doing this is that no matter how famous an author is, they are just people too. We don’t often think of them that way, but it’s true. Just like us, they have their ups, downs, insecurities and so on. When we’re just readers we don’t really see that, but when as a reviewer you get to communicate with an author, and it is one of the things that becomes obvious fairly quickly.

Another reason I like to review, is the opportunity to hone my writing skills. Since I write for a living, both as a fiction and non-fiction writer, any opportunity to increase my skill level is welcome. I like to think I’ve become rather good at writing reviews, but every once in a while even after nearly three years doing this, I get a review back from one of our editors. Yup, even I occasionally have to make some corrections, whether they be grammar, or sentence structure, or even just how something is worded.

These are just a couple of the reasons I enjoy reviewing so much, there are others of course but these two are the ones that make it all worthwhile.

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