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Book Reviews. 4 Classes of Readers. Sponges that just absorb all they read Sand-glasses who read to pass time Strain-bags who retain the dreg of what they read Mogul Diamonds who profit by what they read and enable others to profit by it also. - Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Book ReviewsOct-25-121 4 Classes of Readers Sponges that just absorb all they read Sand-glasses who read to pass time Strain-bags who retain the dreg of what they read Mogul Diamonds who profit by what they read and enable others to profit by it also.

- Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 2Reading is absorbing and reflectingOct-25-122Why do you ReadFigure Out !3Why do some people get emotional about their books and libraries?Oct-25-123Intersection4E.g. Chetan Bhagat Aspirational ValueStory set in a period personal anecdotesOct-25-1245Know your GenresOct-25-125Know the Genres to understand the field of booksBook ReviewsCritical Analysis and evaluation of Quality, Meaning & Significance of the BookSubjective & Highly PersonalBonding / Chemistry between Reader & AuthorNo Rights & Wrongs67Elements of Book ReviewOver all impressionPurposeAuthorContentLanguageEditingRasasGeneral TidbitsNot ExhaustiveOct-25-127Overall ImpressionStrengths / Weaknesses What you liked / not likedImpact on you you mind changed opinion, enhanced knowledgeImpact on your emotions Happy, disgusted, thrilled, thinkingRecommendation

8PurposePurpose of Books Check PrefaceWhose Point of ViewIntended AudienceSuccessful to what extent

9AuthorResearch the Author before you readKnowledge Accuracy, ResearchAuthority / OriginalityPurpose Style Formal / Informal / Academic10ContentLevel of DetailWhat and how much is NewWhat level of audience beginners to experts

11LanguageStyle Rythmic / lyrical / matter of fact / colloquial / classic / simpleQualitySpace / Time indicatorCoherenceSuitability to Intended AudienceOriginal or Translation

12EditingLanguage CoherenceGrammerSpellingStructure of the book Look at ToCMost things not to do with the base content 13Rasas (Emotions)14Oct-25-1214FictionCharactersPlotThemeSetting Period & PlaceHigh pointsEmotion15Non-FictionAccuracy miss outs if anyStyle Narrative, Descriptive, ArgumentativeYou opinion agree / disagreeUsefulness for the audience16GeneralLength 50-2000 wordsBasic InformationTitle, Author, Price, Genre, Publisher, EditionTidbitsCover Design, BindingTypesetPictures / Drawings / MapsAuthor Background

17Do NotDisclose the contents of the booksWrite a SummaryTake away surprisesReview what you have not read completely18Writers Block 19Read a few reviews

Think you are telling about the book you just read to your friend

Structure of ReviewTitle of ReviewFirst Para EssenceYour Opinion / Evaluation of the bookAdd your thoughts on the subjectUsefulness & New Information for audienceComparison with similar worksConnect the dots between author, his world and his workQuotes to substantiatePicture of Book and / or authorSummarize

201 Help the reader decide if they want to read further or notBetween 1 & 2 must capture the Title and the AuthorOct-25-1220I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library - Jorge Luis BorgesAnuradha Goyalanuradhagoyal@gmail.comTwitter : @anuradhagoyal

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