And the games have begun!
The School Library Journal Battle of the Books game, that is.
Judge: Francisco X. Stork
Stork judges the way I blog, starting out with just how many things he likes about both Earth and the Cardturner. Since I am the person whose Favorite Books Read in a year list just go on and on, getting added to and never subtracted from, I can sympathize with liking both books and seeing value in both books.
I loved the elements Stork used in analyzing these books. A blogger could do well to look at these things and think about them when reading and reviewing books; there is one, already, that I plan on adopting.
In order, Stork read for: fun; plot; style; and courage. He asked the following questions: which book is more complete? Which book did I learn from? Which book touched me? And, which book will be around in five years?
Stork then made his decision, picking a winner for it’s “elegant, readable complexity.”
So, what do you think of Stork’s review elements?