So I thought maybe before I dive into the season where I've promised some half dozen of these various things, I would have a little therapy session with Yibus.
Well see, it's like this... There are a bunch of bloggers who write KICK-ASS reviews! They know stuff (and yeah, I know I know stuff), but they know stuff about the elements of books... the pieces that need to be there, the comparitive works, what books of the genre call for... A couple of my regular haunts that do great reviews include (but are by no means limited to) Leigh and Mason. And they just know how to review books!
How the heck is a hack like ME supposed to review books!?
I've only done... two maybe... but I have three currently scheduled... I HAVE read one book, am READING one, and will read the other in August...
I guess the thing here is... I really prefer both the questions and answers to interviews where the interviewer is familiar, can ask original and relevant questions that are FRESH. I think the interviewee comes across better too—it is something that they haven't answered a thousand times, so the answers are more fun.
Anybody else intimidated by these things? Any tricks of the trade you want to share?
For the Record... What's Coming
Review: Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan: July 6
Review: South of Superior by Ellen Airgood (when it's written)
Interview: Harry Dolan: July 16
Review: My Fearful Symmetry by Denise Verrico (early August)
Review: Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis (early August)
Interview: Denise Verrico: August 16
Review: String Bridge by Jessica Bell (November)
Interview: Jessica Bell: (November)
So if any of YOU have fresh unusual questions for any of my interviewees, I will be thrilled to consider them! (I'd actually love the help!)
[NOTE: All this grumble is about MY inadequacies... these are totally skills I want to master, so THANK YOU for you fabulous people letting me give them a go]
[Also Wik: I finished What Ales Me (first draft) last night: Wordcount currently 55,148]
[Also also wik: I love yibus!]