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October 31, 2009


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Thanks for a great week Craig. I hope you'll consider a return engagement.

A terrific post, Craig. I agree that "it's important to practice writing prose. There is no excuse for poets who can't string a standard sentence together." It would be very valuable to see how others would treat the large question ("why write book reviews?" and the subsidiary questions that inevitably turn up, as on your list.
I second Stacey's motion for a return engagement soon.

Thank you for posting this as I am working on my first review it was extremely helpful.

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as I enter
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