Alex Good on the stupidity of the blogs vs. print reviewing question. He's bang on. I don't review books on CLM because no one asks me to and certainly no one's going to pay me to. I only started reviewing books in the first place because I was asked to do it. Book reviewing is journalism and, as Dr. Johnson said, writing for reasons other than payment is foolish. Granted, I'm frequently foolish, but my folly knows limits. Sometimes. I have reviewed books for no, or nominal, payment in the past, but I'm less and less inclined to do so. Vita brevis and all that. The cheapest work I do now is $40 for 500 words. Although if you worked out a per-word--or worse, per-hour--rate for some of my longer essays, it would make sweatshop sneaker assembly look lucrative by comparison.