Writing a review is serious business. Not only do you have to be able to write your thoughts down,
but you also have to be honest and still keep it as kind as possible. I mean you don’t want to destroy someone’s work. And not to forget, your review must be fun to read. This is not as easy as it sounds!
So which reviews are the best?
The reviews I think are the most fun are the ones that are honest, funny, insightful, enthusiastic, kind although the book is not for him/her and don’t have any spoilers in them. I just hate spoilers, so when a review has a spoiler it’s not fun for me. I try to make my own reviews like that as well. Sometimes I think I do okay, but most days I keep on wanting to improve my reviews. Which is okay with me since I’m a perfectionist and rarely think something I do is so good it doesn’t need improvement. It makes me want to keep on learning, and try things differently sometimes.
So when do you write the review?
I have been reviewing my books for almost three years now, first only on Goodreads and since two years on this blog. I always write my reviews as soon as I can. In the beginning I wasn’t even able to start a new book until I wrote the review of the last book I finished. I was just so scared I would forget important stuff that I would stay up really late just to write my review. Now, I don’t mind starting a new book before I wrote my review. But still I try to do it as fast as possible. At least in the first twenty-four hours after finishing the book. I feel like my reviews are the best if my mind is still completely full about a book.
But is it really? Isn’t better to think about a book for a while to really get to the bottom of your feelings about a book?