Happy Thursday friends!
Ready for another discussion post?
Topic: when do you write your reviews and how do you do it?
I am always amazed when I see some bloggers or readers stating that they still need to write 5 reviews because…I could never do it!
I mean I must have a brain the size of a pea or maybe it is getting older but if I don’t write my review right away I will never be able to write it!
Even less five reviews!!!
These readers and bloggers are like super heroes or aliens to me.
PS that GIF is especially for Lashaan @bookidote LOL
Hence today’s topic as I am really curious to know how everyone is managing his little review business!
Here is how I do it…
As I said I have to write it as soon as I have finished the book.
I already explained in another post HERE that I forget the female character’s name as soon as the story is over (see what I mean with a pea brain?) so don’t expect me to recall everything about the plot days or weeks after!
A general feeling yes details no!
Every time I read a book! Be it ARC (so kinda mandatory) or pleasure read. I decided to have a book blog to talk about books, not just to get free books even if it’s a nice side to it!
➡ First on the technical side I tend to either highlight when I read on Kindle. For a physical book I either take notes or *cough* slightly dog ear some pages ( yes yes I know I am a bad bad girl) to use important passages or events or favorite quotes later in the review.
➡ Second in the “how to structure” …it depends!
The hardests are the 3 stars reviews. Because I liked it but…something important was missing to make it great. I don’t want to be too negative as it was not bad per se but I can’t gush either and use lots of emotional words to convey my love.
These 3 stars reviews will be the most “factual” reviews that I write. I will usually explain the plot in greater details than for other reviews. I will probably use the “what I liked” and “what I did not like” as a guide and conclude by a “it’s not the book it’s me” and “who could enjoy it”.
Now for the four or five stars review…all hell is breaking lose!
I mean that I am a very passionate and enthusiastic person and when I love I go all in the feelings and emotions!
Usually the structure will take a back seat leaving the spotlight to what made this book so great that I had an overflow of feelings!
I know that’s not always super helpful if you want to know a lot about the plot but that’s how I roll!
And sorry but not sorry!
Last habit of mine…I am very wordy and I know it!
In an attempt to show some mercy to my reader and not have him falling asleep before the end I write in bold the most important parts and sentences. That way people can read only these parts in bold to get a general idea of the review.
And yes I know this is frown upon by some but again: my review my law!
Now that you know my “method” I would really love to know how you operate!
Do we have some common tricks? Do you review all your books? Are you part of the Super Reviewer crew or rather the “pea for brain” gang?
Do tell me all and maybe it will inspire me or others!
Thanks for reading.