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!


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

  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!

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

    New follower here!

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    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

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

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

  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. :)

  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.

  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

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