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Even though the description on the home page says "Here's the place to chat about books you love and hate", the usual rules of engagement still apply, especially regarding the "hate" part.

Remember to keep the discussion focused on the book, not the author, and on specifics rather than generalities.

You also might want to keep in mind that the authors of the books you're discussing could very well be Blue Board members...and if the authors aren't, their editors or agents might be. You'd be surprised how many publishing professionals lurk here without posting. This is not to discourage you from giving a book a negative review -- it's just one more reason to stick to specifics.

:cop2 Also, please refrain from speculating about the author's motives, personality,  :dollar, mental well-being, and/or parentage. "Money-grubbing spawn of Satan," for example, would not be in the spirit of the Blueboards.

Discussions that cross the line will be edited or :lightning:, and while the mods involved usually will give you a chance to adjust the tone first, or notify you about an action taken, they're not obliged to do so.

Also: For copyright reasons we can't permit you to post the full text of a review from another source. It's OK to link to the review or include a fully credited excerpt, but a post that includes the full text of a review will be deleted, probably without notice.
#1 - March 22, 2012, 06:23 AM
« Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 05:47 AM by AnneB »

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Bumping this as a routine reminder.
#2 - February 12, 2013, 12:36 PM

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Annual bumping of this post for the benefit of new Blueboarders and to remind everybody else that posting the full text of a review is a big no-no for copyright purposes, but posting a link to that fabulous review is perfectly acceptable.
#3 - January 30, 2014, 04:49 PM

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Bumping for the benefit of members who have joined since the previous bump!
#4 - June 08, 2014, 12:50 PM

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Bumping because it's been too long since the last time, not because of any issues!
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