Margaret Atwood on book reviews by authors

I think of reviewing like giving blood: some day you might need some yourself.

-Margaret Atwood

I liked this Twitter comment from Canadian author Margaret Atwood. This was in response to a person who suggested that authors – especially famous authors – should recognize their success and pay it forward by writing book reviews for others.

It was nice to see Atwood respond to this call with her own views on book reviews, likening it to donating blood – realizing how important it is for everyone to practice, even famous writers.

I do what I can reviewing books, but still only review a small percentage of what I read. What about you, readers?

Are you consistent in revieiwng books you read?

Do you agree with Margaret Atwood and think this is an important responsibiliy for all of us – famous authors, too?

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