Friday, September 24, 2010

Do the Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

This week’s question: Do you write the review while you’re still reading the book or do you write it after?

My answer: I write reviews after, as soon as I’ve finished a book. I get to my computer or write it the old-fashioned way with a pen and paper if I’m not near my computer. Occasionally, I let a book sit with me and write the review the next day, so the magic of the ending can fade a bit and I can think of the book as a whole. I don’t wait more than a day though; I don’t want to forget anything. If I come across a passage or an event in a book that I know I’m going to want to talk about, I flag it. Sometimes I write a little bit about it right away, then include it in my overall review of the book.

I think it would be difficult to write a review as you are reading. I find a story needs to be taken as a whole. Yes, there are often specific parts that need attention, but I don’t think you can know if you’ll love it or hate it until you reach the end. I suppose the only exception is if you find a book so terrible, you can’t finish it.

Thanks for stopping by on this week’s hop. How do you write your book reviews? Leave a comment below and I’ll stop by your blog.


  1. I'm visiting from the hop and am a new follower.

    I also write my review after, I don't know how anyone could write it before of during... I do te the review started before/during though (getting the synopsis, jpeg, etc...)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my blog

  3. I am following you from Crazy-For-Books Friday Follow!! Looking forward to seeing what you post on your site! You can view my blog and follow me back at:
    Thanks! Pris

  4. I'm a new follower.

    45 Book Bloggers have joined our
    Follower Appreciation Hop.
    Come join us!!

    If you love giveaways like I do or have a giveaway on your blog then stop by and check out my new giveaway linky:
    Got Great Giveaways?

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Inspired Kathy
    I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

  5. Just hopping by....

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week's questions…it was my question that was chosen…pretty neat.

    I also have a lot of review you may want to check out.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see MY answer to MY question. :)

  6. Returning the visit. Good for you, writing the reviews so soon after! I'm always worried I'll forget the details if I let time pass.

  7. hi, im a new follower through the hop. have a great weekend. youre very pretty, you know?

    visit me @

  8. Just hopping by on the book blog hop! I also write up my reviews after I read the whole book. It seems that books just have too much content to judge it at the beginning. I wish I could write reviews just after I've finished a book because it's all fresh in my mind, but it never seems to work that way. I'll be following you to see what you post next.

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile