So you think you're not a book reviewer? Think again. If you've ever said something is 'at once' this thing and the other; if you've ripped something apart and qualified your harshness with a 'that said'; if you've used a bunch of verbs (unflinching, rollicking, compelling) you probably have tried your hand at reviewing a book, um, 'seriously'.
My one complaint is that this list does not include that extremely annoying phrase 'clear-eyed'.
On another note, I'm very upset with all of you. Why aren't y'all instantly responding by making your blogs little havens of sunshine and twittering birdsong in this dark world? Bah.