Wednesday, July 21, 2004
As a new blogger, I spent a little while today looking at some other blogs. I'm trying to learn the ropes. Very quickly I learned that the lifeblood of blogs is other blogs. I figure there is no better way to kick off this blog, then, than by noting something I read at Cliopatra about the art and etiquette of writing book reviews. This is something on my mind lately, since I've just finished writing my first book review. The do's and don'ts provided by John Leonard seem like good rules of thumb. A professor I know says that you never read a book as closely as when (a) you will have to teach it to undergraduates, or (b) you will have to write a review.