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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Writing book reviews caused me to make a surprising & disagreeable discovery. What is it??
Petjan (Petjan)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 2:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your discovery made from your review? author's writing? or others'/previous reviews?

Was it about propositions made? claims? events recounted? beliefs expressed?

Was it about process underwent during review?
Sebastepistis (Sebastepistis)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is plagarism involved?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you write those reviews? Someone else? Is a particular book relevant?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 2:33 pm:
Was your discovery made from your review?yesish author's writing? no or others'/previous reviews? no

Was it about propositions made? no claims? yes events recounted? yes beliefs expressed? yes

Was it about process underwent during review? no
Sebastepistis (Sebastepistis)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 5:05 pm:
Is plagarism involved? no
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 5:41 pm:
Did you write those reviews? yes Someone else?yope Is a particular book relevant? no
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you planning to write something yourself that will be reviewed?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 10:13 pm:
Are you planning to write something yourself that will be reviewed?irrel
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did someone else change your review before going to print?
change your signature with someone elses?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 11:25 pm:
did someone else change your review before going to print? no
change your signature with someone elses? no
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you and several people review one book? do we need to know if there is a specific book in question? was your opinion similar to someone elses? someone whos opinion you didn't normally like?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 12:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you make a discovery about yourself? About your own writing style? About the writers of the books? About the literary world? Its system? Are your book reviews published professionally? in a newspaper? magazine? relevant? If you were simply writing these book reviews privately, in your own diary, would you still make this discovery?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:01 am:
did you and several people review one book?yes but irrelish do we need to know if there is a specific book in question?the particular books are irrel was your opinion similar to someone elses? irrel someone whos opinion you didn't normally like? irrel
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 12:24 pm:
Did you make a discovery about yourself? no About your own writing style? no About the writers of the books? no About the literary world? yes Its system? yes Are your book reviews published professionally? yes in a newspaper? yes magazine? yes relevant? yes If you were simply writing these book reviews privately, in your own diary, would you still make this discovery? no
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you make this discovery only after you see your reviews published? Do all your reviews get published? Relevant? Do the publishers put a positive slant on the reviews? a negative one? or a positive or negative one, depending on how the publishers themselves feel about the book/author? Are you quoted out of context? Eg. "So-and-so has reached a whole new level in awfulness" becomes "So-and-so has reached a whole new level"?
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 8:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could it be the nature of reviews that you try really hard to find mistakes, just to show that your review is its money worth, even if the work is really great?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 8:44 am:
Do you make this discovery only after you see your reviews published? yes Do all your reviews get published? Yes--I don't write them unless asked to Relevant? yes Do the publishers put a positive slant on the reviews?no a negative one? or a positive or negative one, depending on how the publishers themselves feel about the book/author? no Are you quoted out of context? Eg. "So-and-so has reached a whole new level in awfulness" becomes "So-and-so has reached a whole new level"? yes

*********SPOILER*************
Well, that's embarrassing--I had no idea this one would be so easy. The shock is that when I've said something negative (e.g. that a 16th century maid has a 20th century sensibility & that this is irritating), a blurb appeared in the book as "a 16th century maid with a 20th century sensibility," as if this were praise. This sort of thing has happened twice--but I hope a very easy puzzle on my part won't. Please check out my new one at the bottom of the page.
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 8:30 pm:
Could it be the nature of reviews that you try really hard to find mistakes, just to show that your review is its money worth, even if the work is really great? no--that would be intellectually dishonest--also I've never reviewed anything so great that this sort of problem even could have arisen!

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