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Me? I think both of those things are wrong. But as the survey recognizes, there are a lot of gray areas. Another questions is "Should a book review editor assign a book to a casual acquaintance of the author -- e.g., someone the reviewer may have met at a writing conference, party or on a panel, but who is not a close friend?" 58 percent said yes, 10 percent said no, and the rest had some kind of "it depends." The mystery world is small. If I couldn't review people I'd ever been on a panel with or met a writing conference, there wouldn't be a lot of mysteries to review. I do discuss any potential conflict of interest carefully with my editor.