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Book Review Site
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:19:27 PM »
This is in no way meant as competition to the people who review books around here, but my good friend (Nick) and I are now doing a book review blog. as most of you know, I have VERY distinct tastes in novels, and we have fun with the attitude I'm sure most of you think I have! lol!

Lou Anders, the editor of the awesome Pyr SF&F, has already given us a big thumbs-up, and now Brandon gave us some love in his latest blog post. Head on over and check it out. It's still new, so we only have a few reviews up. We are updating daily. These are designed to be spoiler-free reviews, tailored with info that might help you decide if you should give the book a try or not.

http://elitistbookreviews.blogspot.com/
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 08:21:44 PM »
I was hoping that you would bash something, but I was sorely disappointed. Perhaps you will review Twilight for us?
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 08:52:45 PM »
I would LOVE to see a Twilight review by you guys. It would make me happy...Actually. It would make me MORE than happy...But my happiness aside, I shall for sure be checking the site for more books to read....
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 08:59:58 PM »
I will definatly check it out!!!  When you were down here at Walden you and Robin gave me so many good suggestions.  I'm sure I'll check out most of the books you suggest, if nothing else 'cause I trust your taste.
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 09:19:18 PM »
A review of Twilight hmm? Was that a gauntlet that just flew past my face (I have awesome reflexes, or it would have hit me).

Just so you know, we are gonna start with mostly books we like, and think certain people should like. When we find the right voice for our "ick" reviews, there will be more - for now though, we want happy authors. Though i'm not sure we can include Meyer in the "author" category  :P
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 09:39:31 PM »
Touché.

That's cool. I'd rather read about books I should be reading than how awful the latest installment in a dime novel series is.
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 09:56:45 PM »
make no mistake, Twilight is coming. Just be patient. we keep vomiting while just thinking of the "novel."
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 11:10:21 PM »
Is it the disgusting vomit that you have to swallow in the name of civility or are you flushing your system of the poison of teenie boppers?
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 11:16:26 PM »
Well, Steve, I trust your tastes in books. I'm going to look here first for any books I should be reading--I really need to read more.

I went to my local Border's today to buy a copy of The Blade Itself. They didn't have one now, but they will by the end of the week. I figure this is a good place to start! As my sig suggests, I'm all into dark fantasy ;)
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 11:18:27 PM »
Ooh! You should maintain a list of all of the books you review on the site, categorized by need-to-be-readedness. A quick reference to show us all how superior your taste is, as it were.
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 11:30:54 PM »
we are doing that, in part. the categories section on the side of the front page breaks down everything. tune in tomorrow, we have a very different novel recommendation. Nick and I have a good friend, Rob, who reads different stuff than us, and he recommended a great book to us. We decided to pull him in to our Evil League of Evil (lol) to review it.

and then on Wednesday we have a surprise for you all...
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 03:46:41 PM »
Check out our blog, Elitist Book Reviews at:
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 07:12:07 PM »
Yayayayayay! That was great. Thank you both.
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 07:30:32 PM »
Glad you enjoyed. Be sure to check out our constant stream of review for the books you SHOULD read. Our other book reviewed for the day, THE VONDISH AMBASSADOR, was a surprise to us. Different, and very cool.
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Re: Book Review Site
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 07:31:41 PM »
Yes, it contained the word "annals", which I always wackyparse as, well... you know.
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