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On Micro Book Reviews

Friday, May 1, 2009 by Thomas L

A while ago I stumbled upon the Micro Book Review format (and recently spent 30 minutes trying to find it), and I have to say that like it. A lot.

The format is very Zeitgeist-y, in the days of Twitter, ADD and techno-stress, and has two definite advantages compared to regular lengthy book reviews for me.

Firstly it is easier to read, which means that I quite quickly can read a review. If the review tickles my fancy, I'll start investigating the book.

Secondly it is easier to write. Since I don't have the attention span for writing a lengthy book review, I can use the Micro Book Review format for a quick hack and carry on with other things.

Now I'm waiting for the Nano Book Review format, which of course has to be in less than 140 chars to be twitterable.

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2 kommentarer:

Tobias Fors said...

Nano reviews: great idea. I went ahead and wrote one just now.

Thomas L said...

What about Pico book reviews; one word? "Good", "Nah", "Terrible"?