WHY WRITING BOOK REVIEWS IS SO IMPORTANT: A Guest Post By Sheila Goicea


Each day, billions of humans wake up to a blaring alarm. They drag themselves out of bed, dress, drink their morning cup of caffeine, eat breakfast, and prepare for the workday ahead. For some, weekdays are repetitious, but offer a sort of confidence in consistency. For others, like artists, musicians, dancers, and writers, the day consists of the same elements, but is formulated in a very different way.


Whenever a person’s vocation is driven by creativity, that creativity is what determines the schedule. In this day and age, artists of whichever genre don’t get enough credit. Quantity has outweighed importance over technical quality. To those that may not understand what it takes to write a book, the “artist’s life” may look like a frivolous one thanks to the impressions many popular movies have painted it to be. Rest assured, for it is anything but that.


There is a sort of irony that has presented itself in the modern world. Studies in Mathematics and Science have long-overtaken the centerstage, and deemed to be the most revered areas of study. The arts have found themselves demoted, dulled, and even defaced. What is often overlooked or forgotten is that the arts are the basis of almost everything in culture and history. Books are one of the most referenced and valuable time capsules that we have. Books never have, and will never go out of style. Why? Because a part of a person's soul gave each book life. Someone took the time to dream up every single aspect about a story that could, in some cases, replace the day-to-day with their vividness and relatability. What has been created by humans will never lose their value.


Out of the millions of books that have been published, these ever-growing numbers are proving that the necessity for reading and writing will never die. What gives a book life, however, is the response it receives through reviews. Book reviews are essential for the three following reas