The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. It was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s prompt is:
What is your method for writing reviews – do you write immediately after reading, wait a few days, or write as you are reading? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
Hmm, such a good question, and so difficult to answer. I don’t really think I have a method so much. It is more a matter of timing. I usually write reviews on the weekend when I have the time, so depending on when I finished a book it could be a few days or a week before I sit down to write the review. I have upon occasion written a review right after I finished the book, but this only happens when I finish the book on the weekend and I have it scheduled to post that week.
But regardless of when I write it, I usually like to wait before posting, either a few hours or days so that I can mull it over a bit in my head and reread to make sure I have written everything I want to say about the book. Early in my career as a blogger, I found that I would often think of something else to add after I had already posted the review. So, that kind of taught me to wait a bit before posting.
What about you? What are your thoughts about how you write yout reviews?
I try and get my reviews written as soon as I can so that I don’t forget what I want to say especially with ARCs which are generally ebooks so harder to flick back and find the part you want. I really ought to take notes but I never think about it until I’ve finished the book.
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I keep thinking that I need to take notes to, but I was never a good note taker.
I think I write reviews just like I read books… As the mood strikes. Sometimes they have structure and actually make sense.. others they are just a rambling mess… it doesn’t matter if I loved the book or just hated it.. It’s the fun of letting your experience out..
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I so agree with that. I have had days where I just don’t feel like writing a review and when I force myself to, I’m usually not happy with the results.