You’d think I’d know how to write a review.
Nope, nope, nope.
My reviews are a disorganised hot mess of rants.
But let’s discuss!!!
When I finish a book, I don’t normally write a review straight away. I like to give myself a day or two to mull things over.
Even then, I sit in front of the computer wondering where to start. I ask myself all the time: HOW THE HECK DO I WRITE A REVIEW?!
- writing my thoughts as I read the books
- planning my reviews in dot points
- putting post-its throughout the book
None of them have proven very useful. A lot of them just have me concentrating on what I think of the book rather than just reading the story and enjoying it.
So far, I’ve just stuck to writing what’s on my mind. But then again, there’s the issue of how you make your reviews interesting for your viewers to read. GIFs have worked well so far but honestly, I know people don’t like reading paragraphs of text which is why I put my rants in bold caps.
In the beginning, I’ve split my reviews in two parts: non-spoilers and spoilers. I don’t know if people liked that so I changed my reviews to be generally non-spoilers so that everyone could read it. But it comes with a restriction with being unable to be more specific and rant about the most memorable scenes.
I kind of want to go back to the two-part reviews as they might be more engaging for people who frantically want to fangirl about a book since that’s what this blog was created for in the first place.
I don’t know.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
HOW DO YOU WRITE YOUR REVIEWS?
HOW ARE MY REVIEWS?
SHOULD I CHANGE THEM?