This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.
This post is a brief look at how I review books etc.
Which books do I review? I review basically anything from the YA genre. A couple of MG, an occasional NA and a rare Adult.
Do I review every book I read? Reviewing every single book I read, including non-ARCs can be tedious or time-consuming for some people but currently, I review nearly everything I read.
Where do you review? I write my reviews outside because my mum believes I spend way too much time cooped up in my room. Of course, that’s only if I am reviewing on my computer. Due to the fact I cannot touch type and I suck a not making typos, my phone is my ultimate saviour. Many of my bloggy friends think I am some creepo alien when I tell them this. *sobs*
Am I a nice reviewer or picky reviewer? I never really considered myself under any of these categories but I think I go under the picky reviewer column. While I say I’m picky- that does not mean I am being unbelievably irrelevant or dishonest. (Well I hope not… :D)
And lastly, how do I review books? Every single time when I finish reading a book, I will rate it. This rating usually changes after I write my review but I am absolutely OCD about getting my rating over an done with. Writing reviews in general, can be a difficult task. My OCDness makes me review books around exactly 24 hours give or take after reading the book. If I review right after- it’ll be messy and most likebly jumbled. If I review it 2 days later, my short memory will make my review not as helpful or enjoyable.
Nonetheless, three star ratings always make the review 10 times harder to write. Ranting and gushing are hobbies of mine, therefore all my writing motivation just goes- WHOOOSH! When it comes to my so-so reads, I sometimes get sloppy or just giving a half hearted review. I don’t mean to but sometimes that’s just the way it is, unfortunately.
The hardest part to every review is my opening paragraph. I don’t want to seem so repetitve and I don’t want to put all my thoughts there. Sometimes I’ll put some short story of mine and sometimes it’s a brief summary of my thoughts. But the first paragraph has got to grab your readers!
What I write in my reviews tend to cover a summary of the novel, character thoughts and plot. That’s the basis of my reviews though. If I were to be reviewing dystopia, my review would tend to talk more thoroughly about the world building. If it were contemporary, it would be the romance aspect. But of course, I books I love ultimately, I just rant on about how much I love them and how much I despise people who still have not read it.
So what about you guys, what are your review habits?
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