A Miscellany 126
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Donate a book for review
I would like to start publishing more book reviews here; relevant in some way to the web site. I started this week with a review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion. I will be continuing over the next several weeks with:
- A Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam by Robert Spencer (which based on the first two chapters read so far will be a quite negative review);
- Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought by Pascal Boyer;
- Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett.
I expect the latter two books will be reviewed much more positively.
Given the cost I incurred in buying these books, I have decided that I will slightly modify my "no donations" policy, and I will accept relevant books for review. No cash please; cash will be spent on single malts, not books. (Unfortunately, postal regulations do not allow you to send me a single malt for review.)
If you see a book you think I should read and review on the site, contact me and let me know the title and author. This way we can avoid needless expenditures on duplications and on books I have no intention of reading, let alone reviewing (e.g. The Nine People You Will Meet In Purgatory.) If I agree with your choice, you may send me the book directly, or have it sent to me prepaid from an online bookstore such as Amazon or B&N. Any book sent will be considered a gift, not a loan.
If anyone has the contacts to get me on one or more publisher's distribution list for free review books, please do so.
Please - no self-published works and no books which require a post-graduate philosophy degree to understand. Authors of relevant self-published works (hard copy or online) may send me a blurb to be considered for publication in the A Miscellany section.
If there is a book you think should be reviewed here, but have no intention of paying for a copy for me to read, that's OK. Just send in your own review. Written contributions from others are always welcome.
- CDs and DVDs might also be considered, but they must be highly relevant. I would prefer the potential donor do the reviewing as I am not at all confident that I can fairly assess music or film.