Book reviews are commonly seen in publications such as magazines, newspapers, journals and online sites. Many readers or book buyers consult book reviews before purchasing any types of publications. Well, I don't really consult book reviews as such although I still love reading comments or critics on any types of literature reviews. Seeing and feeling, sometimes smelling the pages of a book is still my top choice of selecting a book.
Today, for the first time, I heard two book reviews by a bookseller from New Zealand. John McIntyre owns The Children's Bookshop in Wellington and is an active advocator of children literature himself, reviews children's books at a local radio station every two weeks. Apart from being entertained by the UK/Irish accent tinkling my eardrum, I enjoyed listening the synopsis of the books, able to imagine the pictures and the story lines in my head.
So, next time if you don't feel like flipping the papers or swiping your iPad, put on your earphone and listen to John's refreshing and tantalising words soothing your inquisitive mind.