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.

8 comments:

  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!

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

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  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:
    www.benterudbookshelf.blogspot.com
    Thanks! Pris

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  4. I'm a new follower.

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

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

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  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. :)

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  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.

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

    visit me @
    booksarelikepeople.blogspot.com

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  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.

    Jen
    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

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