I just posted about Scrotumgate at Pop Goes the Library, and I'll repeat it here:
If you read only one post about Scrotumgate, read Thoughts on the Great Scrotum Kerfuffle of 2007 by pixie stix kids pix. Please check out my full post over at Pop.
What I'll add over here. Pixie stix kids pix (which, by the way, is a typing tongue twister) says "An established kid_lit blogger can be given the same weight as a print reviewer with 25 years experience—in some cases more weight, because an electronic review is so immediate."
While I'm preaching to the choir here, what do you think about that?
I think print reviews (rather than reviewers) still carry more weight; but part of the reason I think that is that in terms of libraries and collection development, I see libraries as still relying on print reviews. I wonder if some collection development policies even allow for blog reviews to be used. And I know that many selectors don't read blogs. But pixie stix kids pix (only three typos that time) raises a point that we have kicked around in the blogosphere now and then: what are our responsibilities as book review bloggers?