Friday, September 24, 2010
Do the 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.