Saturday, March 19, 2011

Anything Goes On Saturday - Dewey's Review Questionaire

"Anything Goes on Saturday" is a meme hosted by Yvonne of Socrates' Book Reviews. It's a chance to choose any topic you want and talk about it on Saturday - it can be about a book, TV show, movie, a recipe or just an update on your week. Whatever you choose. 

Those of us, who have been blogging for more than 4 years, we all knew Dewey. Most of what we see in the book blog world is in fact, what Dewey wanted for us...the networking, the connections with each other. She left all of us, to be one with GOD, but is still there in our hearts. 

Today, I am reproducing here, Dewey's Review Questionaire for all. I have used it in its entirity or part of it in many of my reviews. I find this very useful when I don't have much time to think. This questionaire has all the relevant questions which ought to be asked of any review.

Title and author of book:

Fiction or non-fiction? Genre?

What led you to pick up this book?

Plot summary:

What did you like most about the book?

What did you like least?

What did you think of the writing style?

Which of your readers are most likely to enjoy this book? Why?

Have you read any other books by this author? What did you think of those books?

What did you think of the main character?

What is the central character’s biggest problem?

How do you think he/she feels?

What strengths does she have that help her cope?

Do you know anyone who has been in the same situation?

What would you have done?

If you were his best friend, what advice would you give?

How would that help the situation?

8. What effect do the people in the book have on one another?

Any other particularly interesting characters?

Write a (physical, emotional, relational) description of three of the characters in the book.

Take two or three of the characters and write about their relationship to each other. How do they interact; who are they to each other?

If this book has been made into a movie, and if you’ve seen the movie, compare the book to the movie.:

Share a quote from the book:

Share a favorite scene from the book:

What did you think of the ending?

Do you recommend this book? If you use a rating system, what’s your rating?


Feel free to use it but do mention Dewey. She is no longer there, her blog is no longer there, unless it is in your google reader, where all her posts are retained. But she lives on....


Grace at Feeding My Book Addiction said...

I like the Anything Goes on Saturday meme. I'm going to try it sometime. I'm also going to bookmark this post so I can refer back to Dewey's Review Questionnaire. Thanks for posting!

Grace @

Nise' said...

I have these questions saved in a file that I referred to when I first started reviewing. Dewey was such a great encourager.

CMash said...

How thoughtful of you to share Dewey with those of us who didn't get to know her. I will be doing a copy/paste as a reference for my reviews in memory of her. What a touching memorial you have given her. And what a wonderful gift you have given all reviewers. Thank you.

Kailana said...

hm, I thought I used Dewey's questions. Turns out I don't. Now I don't know where I got mine from... I will have to go see if I ever knew!

It's great how Dewey keeps popping up. :)

Yvonne said...

What a great post. I'm going to save the questionnaire. I never knew Dewey, but I heard so many wonderful things. Thanks for sharing this.