I used to write book reviews in my blog, and I may still occasionally do so. However, lately, it seems if I really want to help a book out, it needs to go on the Amazon page.
Don't get it twisted, when we can figure out a way to replace Amazon's hold on almost everything we read, watch, or listen to, I'm there. I'm down for the conversation right now, just like I'd like to have one about Ticketmaster and LiveNation and why regular folks can't afford big concerts anymore.
I started with Charles Hughes' indispensable work on Bushwick Bill--https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R26OTDF0WBNHKB/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0BS4F9MKD
Before moving to David Cantwell's perfect reworking and expansion of his book The Running Kind: Listening to the Music of Merle Haggard-- https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R22A4355KPXOPR?ref=pf_ov_at_pdctrvw_srp
And Daniel Wolff's latest, one-of-a-kind and crucially important More Poems About Money--