I found the Christine Pinheiro article excellent. Obviously she agrees with my thinking or I wouldn’t have showcased her material (just kidding). I do, however, appreciate reinforcement, especially when it involves a subject that can influence writers in a major way. I know of competent authors, and one in particular, who simply quit writing forever because of a negative review. It’s so very sad, and while this extends to any field, I’m horribly vexed when a talented author throws in the towel.
While the Pinheiro article is rock solid regarding the evaluation process, her commentary also provides a wealth of good information on how to acquire a book review from a credible reviewer. Any author seeking a review would be wise to read her remarks, as they get right to the heart of the matter in no-nonsense terms.