Booktalk Guidelines

What to submit

On-Topic: Reviews of books hackers would find interesting.

Off-Topic: Anything else. Use Hacker News if you find something interesting that is not a book.

When submitting a review

Please use the title and author of the book as accurate as possible.

Please only write a review of a book you have actually read personally. It's even better if you have read it just recently.

Please don't submit so many reviews at once that the page is dominated by those submissions.

When replying

Be kind. Avoid being snarky.

Assume good faith.

Don't introduce flamewars.

When disagreeing keep focused on the ideas being discussed. Not the author. Calling names gets old pretty quickly.

Have curious conversations.