There are rare and beautiful moments when I sit down to write a review and I'm like "yes. YES. This review is awesome and hilarious and everyone is going to love it."
This happens like, 2% of the time.
But the other 75% (no, that's not bad math. Because 23% of the time, I attempt to write a review, but instead look up Jennifer Lawrence gifs), I sit down to write a review and reach to the farthest corners of my brain to think of The Most Amazing Descriptions for The Book That Blew My Mind and try and be original and unique about it. Then I'll finish and be reading over it and then all of a sudden, it hits me: "this sounds familiar."
Wait a second...
I've written pretty much the same stuff before.
In another review.
Wait, two other reviews.
NO, THREE OTHER REVIEWS.
The horror, you guys. I am FILLED with it. Am I really saying the exact same thing in every review I'm posting? OH MY GOD, what is wrong with my brain? Have I exceeded the capacity limit? Can I seriously fit only a certain number of sentences or phrases to describe my feelings for a book? Am I doomed to just mix and match amongst the already established descriptions for the rest of my life? I mean honestly, you can only use the adjectives "awesome" and "amazing" so many times.
And I'm trying to figure out the Why. I like to think I'm pretty smart, but when it comes to feeling like I have to sit down and write a review, my brain just shuts down.
Will I never write a worthy review again?
How am I even running a review blog?
Tell me how you guys keep it fresh. Do you take notes while you read? So many of you make me green with envy over your fantastic review style! Or, hey, do any of you get that same "I've written this before" feeling when you are plowing through your reviews? Let us commiserate.