The reader’s independence is a primary focus in Virginia Woolf’s essay. Consequently, she clearly states her intention is not to give direct advice but to share thoughts which will hopefully help the reader find their own path. An intent that is successfully achieved. Her suggestion is readers approach each book with an open mind, without … More How Should One Read a Book? by Virginia Woolf (October 2020 Edition) – Editorial Review
Naturally, anyone who delights in the written word; a good tale; or instructive dissertation will read many books throughout a year and perhaps more while on holiday. Whether the book has proven a pleasure or not, it is hoped (at least by authors and perhaps also other potential readers) the reader will leave a review. … More How To Rate a Book
Some statistics Note: It is understood the following information has been obtained through the medium of surveys. In the United Kingdom (UK) the percentage of people who read went down over a four year period from 79% to 72%. In the United States of America (USA) 27% of those surveyed stated they had … More Are You A Reader?
One thing to always remember, whether a reader, an author or, hopefully, both, reading is primarily a subjective experience (excluding instruction, text and similar books of course). Each person is unique, special and different something that must always be allowed for. After all, everyone wants their ideas and thoughts taken seriously and consequently should grant … More Assessing Book Review Ratings