Friday, September 24, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (2)


Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. Thanks, Jennifer, for hosting a great opportunity for new bloggers and established bloggers alike to get together and spread their love for books!

The question for this week is:

When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

My Answer: Ugh. I should write them as I'm reading. I actually get really great ideas while reading, but I never write them down. I've read other bloggers keep a review journal or even keep post-it notes in their books so that they'll remember specific quotes or passages that they enjoyed.

Yeah, I don't do that.

I'm an emotional reader and an impulsive writer, so if something leaves me with a post-bookie glow, I'll scramble to my computer and keysmash everything down in a draft or in GoodReads. If I'm pissed off about the monstrosity that I just read, I'll also want to unleash the fury on my poor keyboard. (I haven't decided if this is a good or a bad thing just yet.) But if something was just "meh," then I tend to put it off for a time. BAD REVIEWER!

Writing favorable reviews, oddly enough, is much more difficult. Now that I've gone off on every tangent possible... YES, I wait until I'm done reading the book (and sometimes several days after that.)

Looking forward to reading everyone's answers and discovering some new blog friends today.

Happy Reading, all!

9 comments:

  1. Haha I like your full of emotion reviews =)

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a new follower, too. And I'm definitely glad I've found someone else that shares my grammar woes. :]

    As for the reviewing, don't worry. The most I do is use sticky notes; I don't prefer to be too technical with my reviews, spotting out each good and/or bad part.

    Have an awesome weekend!

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  3. I should take notes too... but I don't! XD

    New follower here!

    Check out my Hop here:
    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

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  4. Chuckles...I'm often scrambling to find a book mark,too. A Kleenex (unused) is always good. Bulk mail works.

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  5. Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my blog

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  6. Cool design...

    Just hopping by....

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week's questions…it was my question that was chosen…pretty neat.

    I also have a lot of review you may want to check out.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see MY answer to MY question. :)

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for stopping by the Hop!

    I agree--writing positive reviews is SO much harder! Picking things apart is easy; explaining why something is amazing without just gushing is hard for me to do.

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  8. Following from the hop. I do tend to make notes as I read if something strikes me as WOW...otherwise I will forget it by the end of the book. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop.
    Hop by mine and follow back!
    Hafsah
    IceyBooks

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