The Value of a Book Review

Ever wonder why people post book reviews – either on their blogs or other mediums? I mean, does anyone even read them?

I don’t know why it took me so long to put the pieces together, but I used to wonder the same thing. That is, until one day, I thought,

“Wait a minute. I do. I read these reviews.”

Movie reviews, restaurant reviews, book reviews. And – wonder of wonders – if I’m reading these reviews then others must be, too.

Talk about having my head stuck somewhere dark and unpleasant!

The Value of a Book Review

Ok. So, people read reviews. But why do people write them?

The Value of a Book Review

It takes time and thought to write a review, so, why bother? I can’t speak for everyone else, but I can tell you why I write reviews.

For my faithful followers and for those of you who are new to this blog, I’d like to share with you:

Why I Write Book Reviews

Reason #1

I love to read meaningful books that make me think and also touch my heart. I feel happy snuggled up with these types of books.

But I hate wasting my time on books that don’t deliver at least one of these two essentials. (Find out How to Pick the Right Book and Avoid Wasting Your Time HERE.)

I believe books that don’t waste my time deserve a review.

Reason #2

I’m a parent.

I care about what my beautiful children put into their beautiful brains. In order to make informed decisions, I often read book reviews and movie reviews that have been posted by other parents.

I appreciate the time other parents take to write reviews, and I’d like to share the love.

So, there you have it. There are countless other good reasons to write reviews, but these two are at the top of my list.


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With love,

Author and blogger Sara Jane Kehler

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