Book Blogger Hop! June 21-27, 2013
This weeks question courtesy of Elizabeth:
"When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?"I have never written a review without first reading the book.
A few of my readers know that I take notes as I read. I have a spiral journals that I take notes in. I note quotes I liked or that were meaningful. I write down my impressions of characters, plot, symbolism, etc. I write what I like or dislike about certain aspects of the book, I write down words I don't know the meaning of. Taking notes helps me when I'm ready to type up the review.
I do prepare a post with links, photo of book, information on the author, etc.
I do schedule posts to be published at a later date, but not always.
I do take care to be tactful and polite when writing a review on a book I disliked....always hoping the author will accept what I've said graciously.
Some reviews are easier to type than others.
Reviewing books is a learning process. I make mistakes, but try and learn from them. I study other review blogs, read books on reviewing, read study and correct my grammar, and question my goals and intentions.