Reading reviews of your book

My first book was published last year: a collection of short walks on Skye.  It was very much a labour of love and although I am extremely proud to be an author of a published work, I was never expecting to receive much in the way of critical acclaim!  (In fact when it first came out I was terrified of any reviews or feedback, in case everyone said it was rubbish.  I guess this is a familiar feeling for writers.)  The point, for me, was to pass on some of my knowledge of and love for the landscape and culture of Skye.

Still, it’s nice to get positive feedback about things that you’ve written so I’m going to have to share this short excerpt from a review of the book that I found the other day on the Undiscovered Scotland site:

Most walking guides to Skye tackle longer and more adventurous walks, with the result that this nice little book fills a real gap, providing great walks for occasions when the available time doesn’t run to more strenuous excursions.

“Nice little book”.  For this first book, for me, for now, that’s just perfect.

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One Response to “Reading reviews of your book”

  1. On May 28, 2007 at 6:58 am Emma Bird responded with... #

    Congrats on the review, Joanna.

    I know that feeling only too well of wondering how the book was going to go down. But a great review makes you feel on top of the world.

    If you have an ‘ego’ book, I hope you’ve added your review to it.


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