Books for the Bookish: Book Reviews
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s column reviewed books read for pleasure, critiquing their writing. Written for the general audience, the column employed lively and engaging writing from a first-person perspective.
“… this summer book hasn’t a dull line on its pages from cover to cover. It is instructive, suggestive and full of charm.
It is literature, and some of the descriptions are inwrought with poetical inspiration and expression.
Apparently written in Holualoa, Hawaii, the column ran on Saturdays.
Evening Bulletin – Books, Bookish People and Things
The Evening Bulletin’s column is a literature review of academic journals (e.g. “The Nurses’ Journal of the Pacific Coast”) apparently aimed towards white-collared professionals. For each review, “Books, Bookish People and Things” formats each review as a literature review would by including title, date, price, publisher, and brief summary. The writing style used in the summary is dry and based on facts with no opinion and judgment of the book’s quality.
Men, Books, People and Things
Honolulu star-bulletin, November 24, 1917, Congressional Party Section, Page 14, Image 42
Evening Bulletin – Books, Bookish People and Things – 1917
Evening bulletin, October 14, 1905, Page 10