book review section?

Discussion in 'Announcements and Feedback' started by blu, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. blu
    Offline

    blu Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    6,836
    Thanks Received:
    774
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +774
    with the number of books out that relate to subjects discussed on this board, I think it would be cool if we had a book review section where people could post books they have read with short reviews and other people could then join in the discussion as usual. I think it would help me pick from the hundreds of books on Amazon that currently look appealing to me.

    I know that books from palin, beck, franken, etc probably won't get useful threads, but there are numerous books out on intelligence, counter insurgency, foreign & monetrary policy, and so on that reviews could turn out to be very useful on.
     
  2. LuckyDan
    Offline

    LuckyDan Sublime

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,327
    Thanks Received:
    607
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    The mountains of North Central Texas
    Ratings:
    +609
    I read a book once. Still have it around here somewhere, I'm sure. Something to do with an old man, as I recall. And the sea.

    Good idea. You could start it the Reviews board.
     
  3. xsited1
    Offline

    xsited1 Agent P

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,750
    Thanks Received:
    5,299
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    Ratings:
    +5,306
    Now that you mention it, here's my favorite book:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Adventures-Reluctant-Richard-Bach/dp/0440204887]Amazon.com: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (9780440204886): Richard Bach: Books[/ame]
     
  4. ☭proletarian☭
    Online

    ☭proletarian☭ Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Reviews (2 Viewing)
    Review your favorite movies, books...

    I suppose it could be split, but I don't see the need.

    Perhaps you could start your thread title with Book: or Film:eek:r include the author's name to be clear
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 31, 2009
  5. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    137,071
    Thanks Received:
    12,318
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +32,423
    Good idea. Pick a title in a thread called Literary Review. That way all forms of literature could be commented on.
     
  6. asaratis
    Offline

    asaratis Uppity Senior Citizen Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    12,288
    Thanks Received:
    2,652
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Stockbridge
    Ratings:
    +4,513
    In some minds, "literature" is taken to include oral, dramatic, and broadcast compositions that may not have been published in written form but which have been (or deserve to be) preserved. Personally, i consider most of today's published writings to be nothing more than fuel for burning. Literature is worth preserving.

    1
    I can't remember reading any books with short reviews.

    2
    Why post a whole book when you can post a short review?

    3
    If you think books on Amazon are appealing, you should see books on Nile.

    4
    There are numerous books discussed in the existing forum here. Try scrolling down to the bottom of the home page.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010
  7. ☭proletarian☭
    Online

    ☭proletarian☭ Guest

    Ratings:
    +0

Share This Page