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August 12: Reviewing Books? (Rachel @ A Bookworm in Paradise)
Prompts: What makes you want to review or not review a book? Do you review every book you read? Are some books harder to review than others? Do you review books you disliked? If you’ve ever written a ranty review, have you regretted doing so afterwards? Do you delete reviews that are “outdated” or don’t follow what you think of the book now?
To Review or Not…
I used to try and review every single book I read. Now, I just can’t keep up with that. Over the last year and a half I have become a fan of “mini-reviews.” They have been a life saver and I’ve found that many people actually like them. I’ve been seeing them by others too, so maybe a good change. The books that I take a lot of time to review properly are my arc reviews. I’m trying really hard to not be guilty about my shorter reviews. I have also read some books that I haven’t reviews and learning that it’s okay!
Why is it so much easier to review a bad book??
This happens to me SO many times. I read a book that I loved more than life and I can’t find words. It takes me so long and I feel like what I say doesn’t do it justice. A bad book though… those are soo much easier. It starts to feel like word vomit because I just can’t stop going on and on. I guess, it’s not that it’s a bad book because we all have different perspectives and reading preferences. It’s just a bad reading experience for myself.
Reviews of old…
I never remove reviews. I will sometimes update it if I do a re-read but that’s extremely rare. I do not re-read a lot of books. Plus, it’s sometimes fun to look back and see my thoughts and how my reading preferences have changed. Not only that but the way my reviews have gotten better over the years.
I know that we are all different! You might have different perspectives on writing reviews and that’s okay!!
What about you? Do you write a review for EVERY book?!