Your reviews help readers decide what to read next

By Bette Lee Crosby / September 6, 2014

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Your reviews help readers decide what to read next

Do you know how important you are as a reader? You curate books. That’s a fancy word that means you help inform other readers what to read next. How? By writing reviews. It doesn’t have to be long or really detailed, just a note to let other people know what you thought of the book you just finished, good or bad.

Today is a perfect day to write a review because it’s Read A Book Day! You have a great excuse to take some time to relax and read a book. Pick your favorite reading spot like a cozy chair, indoors or out and enjoy. If you doze off along the way, we won’t tell anyone.

Reading is a great lifetime hobby. Researchers have found so many positive attributes: relaxing (read before bedtime to get a good night’s sleep), therapeutic, educational, and entertaining.

Don’t forget that if you have young children, or elderly people in your home you can also celebrate by reading a book to them today. Reading helps children in school and is a wonderful time to bond and create pleasant, lasting memories.

Share in the comments how you celebrated Read a Book Day!

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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