How to Review Books in a New Age

Ron Charles, in reporting on the NBCC awards last week, modestly forgot to mention that he received the group's citation for excellence in reviewing. In his speech exhorting fellow critics to cultivate their delight in books, Ron brought down the house -- no surprise to anyone who knows him.


By Rachel Hartigan Shea |  March 16, 2009; 12:33 PM ET Rachel Hartigan Shea
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Thanks for making that readily available. That was about as cute an acceptance speech (the "survivor guilt," "mission accomplished," dehydration, and the rest) that I can recall. Too bad it didn't have the kind of coverage Academy Award acceptance speeches receive. I also thought the serious side of his speech to be useful given our troubled times.

I had seen Mr. Charles a couple of times on BookTV but nothing like this. It will be a warm way to frame him in mind as I continue reading (and enjoying) his reviews.

Posted by: lheffelkcrrcom | March 17, 2009 1:54 PM

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