I think we should really take on the invitation Paul made to all permies some time ago, acorns for books , on reviewing books we've read.
Why is that? well I've had the opportunity to learn so much, find authors and great books that tickled my curiosity, and I guess many of us get something from using this book forum as a community bookshelf that has tons of information, we're speaking of more than 150 book presentation threads!!
Do we have to worry of how we write our reviews? do they have to be a standard sort of review? no, I think not. We have to share what we got from a book, what struck our mind, what made our mind fertility grow.
Many of us may have received books from the weekly promotions here on permies.com and I think this should be an incentive to share what we thought of the book we received.
So many read other titles, aside the book promotions, based on our specific interests and skills, and so why don'ìt we share our thoughts. We can write five lines, ten, twenty, it's not the length, it's not the complexity, its about the emotion mostly.
I dont' know if many here feel it this way but I've made reviewing a big issue on my time here at permies because I think the more we share the more we discuss or set ourselves thinking the more we grow. Writing a review helps you think about what you've read, sort of transform the notions and information one has collected in to a more profound, fertile experience. Its like composting our knowledge, Some of us heat compost or cold compost, but we all compost our thoughts and grow the fertility of our minds, are we capable of sharing this compost?