How do you write your reviews? - Suggested by Blue Books and Butterflies
That's a hard one. Here are some thoughts. (I'm writing this like I do my reviews -- pretty much off the top of my head.)
I'm not a big note taker or quote marker. I may jot down a key word or point while I'm reading, but not often. I think that's because....
I like me reviews to be about impressions. I spend very little time on a summary -- only the main points, and never spoilers. I usually tell even less than the published blurb. I want to tell you HOW I FELT about the book. Not about the book. Did I like the characters? Was it exciting, sad, romantic? What didn't I like?
I usually write my reviews very quickly. I try to end with who should read the book and why.
I write most of my reviews almost immediately after I've finished reading the book.
My reviews are short. You have too many books on your TBR, so I'd like you to get through your feed quickly so you can get back to them!
This is the way I read reviews too. I usually read the first paragraph, skip the summary, skim the middle, and look for the "why I liked it" (or didn't) at the end.
I think my method may be a bit unconventional, but that's OK. I don't have a huge following or get many comments, but, as I've always said, this blog is mostly for me and sometimes my students if they need help finding a book.
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