About 3 weeks ago I was looking through goodreads reviews and I stumbled onto a review of (I think it might have been Cinder but I can’t remember!) and it was a very first review for the blogger and she wrote out a detailed paragraph of how she wasn’t sure how to review books. Whether or not she wanted to make them funny, or retell the story, or if she should just keep it simple and straight to the point.
This got me thinking a lot! I don’t think I have actually thought about how I review books but I know there are some things that I try to put in there and I do try to make them somewhat funny (I don’t know if you guys actually find my crap jokes funny or not).
When I first started reviewing books I remember I wanted to make them simple to read but also personal to me. The main reason why I decided to review books was to let others know that I loved or hated the book and why; but mostly for me to later on look up my review reread it and remember the great times I’ve had while reading. So now I tend to include my own little summary of the book, the characters, the writing, and of course the plot.
There are so many different ways to review stuff! I often get rather jealous of how many bloggers can be able to write a review with beautiful words that describe exactly how the book has made them feel when I cannot even form a small coherent sentence!
Is there a structure you guys follow when writing your thoughts down? Or do you just go with the flow and write anything and everything you can. What about the very first review that you wrote about your favourite book.