Reading book reviews is part of my daily routine, as I work in the team that selects stock for the Library Network. (And yes, it is a great job!) I need to be up to date with new titles and any trends in the publishing world, and reviewing journals enable me to try to keep one step ahead.
One of my favourite journals is Good Reading. Easy and interesting to read, it is published in Australia, and includes most books that you will find in our bookshops.
What I enjoy most about Good Reading is the input from readers who send in reviews. As you can imagine the recommendations are eclectic and far-reaching, and give me an idea of what titles might become very popular, as well as and opportunity to find something for myself!
Good reading is also online, and the web page has links to a free e-newsletter, a blog and access to book titles that include reviews, first chapters and reading notes. You can also subscribe to the magazine.