Best Quote: The old saying *it's easy to be a literary critic but harder to write something worth reading* has always stuck with me, and I think it's a wise yardstick in the measure of people and their personality! Suzy Somerset - Founder of the original RRM
Welcome back to the old Review Blog, and we are GO - 2017!
Hi, I'm Francine, I did in the early days help this blog to get underway by offering one of the first books for review, but that was several years back when Suzy first established RRM. Then more reviewers stepped up and the blog was humming with reviews, until it was hacked and all the reviews on the main pages were deleted - only the aside pages survived. Unfortunately several reviewers left and Suzy was rightly devastated and she almost gave up on the blog until the two original reviewers Lisa and Nigella pushed to keep it going. That's when I joined as a guest reviewer and later became an in-house reviewer along with Diane, Katie, and Charlotte. Both Charlotte and I stepped up as admin during a personal crisis moment for Suzy, I then stepped away again when Suzy returned. Over the years, the blog has had several different admins in charge but this time the blog has been handed over lock-stock and barrel to my hands. It will either fly or perch on a virtual branch somewhere along the Super Highway and while away time forever.
Admin Owner: Francine Howarth
Reader Reviewers with no blogs:
Nigella / Maritime Historian
Penny / Reader
Reviewers with Blogs - See Side Column main Page
Charlotte - alias Charmian @ Goodreads (Reader)
M. J. Logue - Author of 17th century Swashbuckling
English Civil War Novels
Francine - Author of English Civil War, Georgian and Regency Romances.
Guest Reviewers :
David William Wilkin.
Katie & Diane are sadly no longer with us - each with their own review blogs.
So please support the blog as best you can by providing books for review and by offering up reviews of books as a guest reviewer! Each reviewer will have a direct link to their own blogs inserted in the side column!
The Blog is now Associated with the
Regency Authors and Readers FaceBook Group and others!
Of course there are always elements within books that can make some readers cringe, i.e. extreme violence, explicit sex etc., and when that happens a mild warning for others is sufficient, such as, "there are violent episodes" --- "There are explicit sex scenes" but that is all that need be said. And let's be honest caveat emptor applies here, because readers are responsible for selecting the books they choose to read, and categorisations such as Steamy, Erotic, Military, Murder Mystery are pretty much self-explanatory in terms of content, are they not?
Some readers go ape when they encounter typos or a few grammatical blips within Indie novels, and thence review a mainstream conventionally published novel that is riddled with the aforementioned and not a word of complaint! This is where double-standards and book snobbery enters play.
The most important aspect about writing reviews is to remember it's just your opinion and always, always a reflection of you as a person - true insight to your nature!