"FIRST, THEN, READ YOUR BOOK."

Other tips include:

"Certainly the professional reviewer should be able to go through the novel of ordinary length (say 60,000 to 100,000 words) in, at most, three or four hours. Beginners at reviewing will do well to read their books through, no matter how long it takes, rather than to keep to a time schedule and thereby become confused."

"FIRST, THEN, READ YOUR BOOK."


Other tips include:

"Certainly the professional reviewer should be able to go through the novel of ordinary length (say 60,000 to 100,000 words) in, at most, three or four hours. Beginners at reviewing will do well to read their books through, no matter how long it takes, rather than to keep to a time schedule and thereby become confused."


  1. inbedwithbooks reblogged this from randomhouse and added:
    Read the book? That’s what I’ve been doing wrong all these years!
  2. randomhouse reblogged this from heidijulavits and added:
    Today this would be entitled Book Reviewing for Dummies. Kudos to Heidi Julavits, author of The Vanishers, for posting.
  3. heidijulavits posted this