I can’t put a book down unfinished, so it’s pretty frustrating when 10 pages in I realise my latest pick is total twaddle.
Reading a review should guard against such catastrophes, and save me weeks of misery trying to work through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson fans; shed all hope, you who enter) on my daily commute and actually finding myself relieved to arrive at work.
However, reviews which offer more than “good”, don’t give a summary of the whole plot, or take less time to read than the book itself have proved elusive. So, booksbeccabuys provides you with an introduction to the plot and an evaluation of the novel’s overall effectiveness. In 100 words or less.
Thanks for taking the time to dip into my novel Pets in a Pickle. Hope it wasn”t too pun-ishing an experience for you. It’s great to have readers take the trouble to air their opinions and spread the word. I’ve taken note of comments re too much word play and have toned that (and the puns) down in the sequel, Pets on Parade,to be published May 2012.
Hi Malcolm, thanks for looking at my blog – and for Pets in a Pickle, which I really enjoyed (I don’t pull any punches in my reviews if that’s not the case, as you can see). Looking forward to the sequel next year!. Becca
Hey Becca, I love the premise of your blog and I’m so happy to hear you struggled with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo too, I thought I was the only person in the world who didn’t love it!
I, too, struggled with that book! One year later and I’m only 55% finished! Great writing BTW!
Hi Becca, the concept of this blog is genius. Ilook forward to reading your short reviews, From quickly flicking through I can see that you have listed some of the books I’m dying to read. look forward to following you. :)
Thanks, Jen! I’ll be posting some more reviews by the end of the month. B x
My name is Brian Lindenmuth and I am the editor at Snubnose Press. WE just recently published Helen Fitzgerald’s latest book and since you’ve reviewed her work before I wanted to send along a copy. Please let me know. Thanks!
Yes please, that would be great. I’ll email you my details.
Hi Becca, I am in awe of your concise reviews! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award :) You can find more details here: http://thebrontesister.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/a-thank-you-and-a-belated-birthday
Wow – thank you, I’m so honoured! I will definitely be taking part and nominating 5 blogs of my own. B x