Being Cancer’s primary purpose is to nurture and support the on-line community of cancer survivors and bloggers. The Book Club is a feature designed to increase involvement of the community, as well as to give the blog a well-rounded appeal by offering a number of different resources. But the design of the Book Club dictates that we only cover one book a month. And the Book List is not able to give much guidance and advice to the blog reader.
So as a corollary, I am starting a Reviews page. This section will contain critical reviews of cancer-related books and other media. This way I can move ahead with reviews of other books by our own bloggers (several have sent me review copies) as well as recent and past cancer books. Most of the books will be personal narratives but I also see a need for reviews of books on healthcare politics, alternative and complimentary therapies, coping, etc. I also plan to review other cancer-related media such as music and movies.
Note: I will not accept payment from publishers or their agents for reviews per se, although I will accept complimentary copies for reviewing purposes. I do receive 4% commission of the purchase price of new or used materials ordered through my Amazon ads. As always I look forward to any comments and suggestions that readers may have. I hope to have some reviews up this week.