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Andrea Kenner Laura, have you ever considered being a professional book reviewer? You are very good at it!


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Lara Andrea wrote: "Laura, have you ever considered being a professional book reviewer? You are very good at it!"

Thank you for the compliment! I mostly write these as "one-offs" and I need to focus a little more and revise them a couple of days after before I post them. So they're pretty spontaneous.

Andrea, I used to review books for the Greensboro and Winston-Salem newspapers years ago, until both papers sacked the the person in charge of the Sunday book reviews in the "Life" section of each publication and began running the (to me) generic syndicated reviews. I'd even gotten my own column in the Greensboro paper, and I was going to review just Civil War books! And you get free books! What isn't there to like about that job? Never mind I got paid next to nothing: that didn't matter. I was getting books and writing creds.

I got ONE column published, then the paper applied the switchblade.

Oh well.

Actually, I've thought through the years that I'd love to somehow do that professionally, and I'm starting a blog today, alongside Selina's blog, which I'm going to devote to film/cinema. If you're interested, I'll post about it on Facebook and you can subscribe. I think you're a follower of Selina's blog, aren't you?


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