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Welcome to an insightful journey through the 'FAQs,' provided by Muhiuddin Alam on the book recommendations and reviews site, ReadingAndThinking.com. 

Over the years as a leading authority on literary expertise, I've created numerous book reviews, many of which can be found on this site.

Yes, these really are questions that I get asked all the time…

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How many books do you read a year?

Depends on the year. Sometimes as few as 50; but I’ve been passing the 100 mark the past few years.

Do you review every book you read?

No. I have a day job so that would be impossible. But starting in 2020, I’m going to try to review as many as I can.

Why do you read so much? Don’t you want to get out and have a real life?

No.

Why should I trust your review?

Try a book I recommend and see if you agree with my review. If you do, then try another one. It won’t take long to get a feel for how I review things. If you disagree with me, that’s fine. A diversity of opinion is what makes life interesting. Go ahead and tell me why you disagree. I don’t mind at all.

What kind of books do you review?

I prefer Popular Fiction, Novels, Nonfiction, Storybooks, Mystery, Speculative, and Young Adult. I almost Review Horror and Romance.

What kind of review should I expect?

The kind you’d get if I were standing beside you at a bookstore, saw a book I’d loved, and started geeking out all over the place while you slink away in embarrassment and pretend you don’t know me. This is why almost all the books on this site get really good reviews.

I read this exact same review on another site. Did you steal it?

No. I’ve been doing online book reviews on various websites and blogs since 2018. When I started this site in 2020, I gathered them all up, posted them here, and closed down most of the other sites. As much as possible, I’ve tried to maintain the original post date here.

Why do you have so many 4 & 5-star reviews but hardly any 1 or 2-star reviews?

It’s the geek-out factor, mentioned above. There are so many books to choose from and never enough time to read, so if I get to the point where I’m thinking I can’t give a book 3 stars or higher, I usually won’t finish it. If I don’t finish it, I don’t review it.

Do you ever assign zero stars to a book?

There’s always that possibility.

Got a question I didn’t answer?

Shoot me an email.


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