Reviewing books and music for amazon.com has become a hobby of mine and seldom do I read a book without reviewing it (it is a bit rarer with music). Reviewing allows me to share my thoughts with others and forces me to think more deeply about what I read and hear. As my reading tastes are quite diverse (ranging from philosophy and economics to mystery and true crime), reviewing also keeps me writing about literature in a way free from the constraints of academic book reviewing.
Here are a few of my more helpful (by reader votes) book reviews over the years:
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (by Jonathan Haidt)
DIYU: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (by Anya Kamenetz)
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (by Matt Ridley)
If you want to see my review history, you can access it here.