I receive a fair number of books to review each week, so I thought I should do what several magazines and other publications do; list those books that have arrived in my mailbox so you know that this is the pool of books from which I will be reading and reviewing on my blog.
Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America-and Found Unexpected Peace by William Lobdell (Collins; 2009). I requested this title and am almost finished reading it.
Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets by Cadillac Man (Bloomsbury USA; 2009). I requested this title.
Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience by Jeremy Mynott (Princeton University Press; 2009). I requested this title.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds by Christopher Perrins (Editor) (Princeton University Press; 2009). I requested this title.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals by David W. Macdonald (Editor) (Princeton University Press; 2009). I requested this title.
Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved by Frans de Waal and edited by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober (Princeton University Press; 2009).
The Frogs and Toads of North America: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification,Behavior, and Calls by Lang Elliott (Mariner Books; 2009).
Green Planet: How Plants Keep the Earth Alive by Stanley A. Rice (Rutgers University Press; 2009).
Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days by Vanessa Farquharson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2009).
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard Phillips Feynman (W. W. Norton & Company; 1997). Amazon wish list.
What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Phillips Feynman (W. W. Norton & Company; 2001). Amazon wish list.
How does one become a book reviewer, and do you get paid in addition to getting free books?
The two Feynman books are genuine scientic/anecdotal classics. Aside from being a genius,Feynman was a truly interesting eccentric man.
em -- i am not really a book reviewer (not good enough, i think), although i do review a fair number of books each year. how i managed to develop this gig would probably make a good blog essay, although i do not get paid to write my reviews. i suppose i could be paid if i sent them to the "right publications", but according to my sources, book reviews pay something like $25 each, so the effort invested in selling them is hardly worth the money earned, in my opinion. so i just write them for free and publish them on my blog for anyone to read and comment on.
Thanks for the reply. I review what I read just to get more out of the experience. I wondered if it would be worthwhile to take it further. Probably not at this time (mid-thesis writing), but maybe later.