Friday, August 8, 2008

Co-Reviews Are For Winners!

Here at Red Hot Eyebrows (the blog that everyone loves to read about reading), we aim to bring you an informative, pleasant, non-judgmental, warm-fuzzy kind of experience. Well, not really. If we tick people off, it's kind of fun. No, mostly we just enjoy writing about books and making attempts at being interesting. Sometimes insightful too, but that's not a guarantee. In an effort to keep up our high quality, we've decided to start doing co-reviews once a month. It'll be like when you go to your book club and the same two people talk the entire time and hash over minute details without really letting anybody else talk. Except cooler because it's Caren and me doing it.

To your right, you can see the sidebar that lists our up-coming book reviews through the next few months. If you click on them, it'll take you to to read up on the summaries of the books. Now, don't fret, you don't have buy them! It is just a more reliable source of information than, say, Wikipedia--website of drunken marmosets smacking typewriters. You can read the summary, possibly read the book and then eagerly await with baited breath for our co-review in the assigned month.

The cool part of this is to see what different viewpoints and opinions can emerge from one book. Caren and I might see something differently and then all the commenters might say differently and it'll turn into a big, fun, messy mash-up of opinions. I can't wait!


  1. Oh Wow~sort of an "Ebert and Roper" for books.

    So will you rate the books? as in: "This one gets three bookmarks."

    Or maybe something more imaginative.


  2. I eagerly await your Breaking Dawn review. And I love that you're doing kind of a book club thing with the list of upcoming reviews. I'll be checking out Mistborn asap.

  3. Co-reviews are FUN, dude! Jules and I love doing them, because you're right - talking with another person about a book totally brings out stuff that we'd never mention in a traditional review.

    Funnily, Jules and I are planning to do Iodine, too. I'll be interested to see what your collective take is on it - we don't run into too many other Kimmel fans out here in Blogistan.

  4. Annie,
    I haven't thought about rating the books. Hmmm.

    I've spent a lot of time ranting over Breaking Dawn with my sister over the phone, so I'm hoping I won't run out of steam before the review.

    I know! How fun is yakking about books until you're exhausted? Ooh, I can't wait until we've all done Iodine. I'm working on turning Caren into a Kimmel fan and anybody else who crosses my path.

  5. Annie,
    Sorry, no ratings. Great opinons like ours can't be pinned down to a rating system. :) You'll just have to read the reviews to see what we think!

    I'm sure it won't take long for you to regain ranting momentum on Breaking Dawn. I can't wait!