This is blogger. That means that I review books on a blog. Figures.
But whose word do you take? Mine (or the book blogger's) or the big guys behind the broadsheets?
It was, in fact, something I was thinking about a lot yesterday. If I was a writer, whose word would I take? Is there really such a huge quality difference between blogs and broadsheets? By and large, definitely yes. Let's not pretend that some bloggers talk nonsense.
Savidge Reads posted ahead of me, and this is what he ponders.
Ooh! Very interesting. There are definitely only a handful of book bloggers whose reviews I take seriously – whether they have degrees or not, I don’t know. Broadsheet reviews can be insightful, but oh-so dead to read. Generally, if I’m interested in a broadsheet review then I’ll chase it up with blogger reviews.