I’m tough on everything. I’m not really impressed with a lot of stuff and when I do, it can be on simple things. Ironic, is it not?
Anyway, if you have already visited my blog, you’ll see that I’m doing some changes, so I thought that I needed to check out my reviews and edit them a little. After a lot of research, I concluded on how reviews must be done, not that it doesn’t depend on you, but I want to make them good, really good.
I hope that this list will help you to make your reviews more accurate. As you can see from the picture I took, I made a list of all the questions I need to ask myself before I make my review. After I have finished my book and checking out my notes, I ask myself these questions, just because I find it easier. Sometimes I have no idea what to mention or what to say in general. Also, I have a little problem, when I love a book I don’t know how to review it, I mean that I don’t know how to give away the passion that I have for it. So, these questions really help me on what to say for the book on the whole.
For me, the only thing that it’s important on terms of structure of my book reviews is just that I don’t want the summary of the book to be bigger than my actual review. First of all, I’m giving the whole idea and concept of it and describe how I felt while I was reading it and then I mention more specific facts and things about the book, or else my initial thoughts. I try not to include any spoilers, because I know most people hate it. Personally, I don’t mind of reading some, on the other hand, it helps me create a clearer image of how the book is.
When I decide to sit down and write my review, I personally try to find how my review will be. The thing that I’m always doing when I’m reading the book is that I take notes of things that I find important and why this book is so special. These notes are certainly very helpful. For example, if they’re five main things in terms of reviewing the book that I want to talk about, I’ll point out those instead of caring about the character development and how was like. That happens because I want to talk about why the book is so special and how I felt. That’s why we read books, because of the certain feelings that give us.
This post doesn’t encourage you in any way to follow this way of reviewing, because I believe that there isn’t a certain way that you should make your reviews. It’s just an example of how I’m making my reviews and how the reviews I’m reading, want to look be. I’m just saying…
While I was writing this post, a question popped in my head and I’m really curious to find out. It’s about the book reviews and why we read them, or to say more accurately, what kind of book reviews do we mostly read. So, I decided to make a poll. Please take a second to vote.
What’s your opinion?
by the way, did you notice the changes on my blog? Do you like them?