Over at the skewed distribution community chat room it was brought up about whether book reviews would be on topic for the blog. A few of us in the room agreed it would be fine for the blog, but to get greater community input I ask here: Does anyone have objections to using the Cross Validated blog as a platform for community member written book reviews?
As long as I have your attention, I'd like to note that any member of the community is invited to contribute to the blog. I've said in the past that I would like to see more community members giving input and writing posts, and these can be really any topic related to the community (not just book reviews). IMO we need more fodder for the blog, and I think critical and objective book reviews could be excellent topics of interest to the community.
So does anybody want to write a book review? It also appears Matt Krause is taking recommendations for machine learning books to review if your interested in giving a suggestion (getting ahead of myself and assuming the community will not object to them in the first place!)