Hi there everyone!! OMG guess what?! Today I am headed out to Boston to meet my fellow Book Girl and #Soulmate Giselle!! I am beyond excited!! Anyways, sorry. Had to just share my excitement. So a few weeks ago we talked about our review reading habits, this week we talk our review writing habits. Mine have changed over and over. I don't really have a set way, but I will go through how I used to, and how I do now. Don't forget to check out the other posts this week from Jenni and Giselle.
Other Book Girl Posts This Week
How I Used To Review
When I first started blogging, I would review the book right after I finished it, or if it was late when I finished, first thing the next morning. I was afraid that if I waited, I wouldn't be able to put into words what I really wanted to say. Then, I decided that sometimes my thoughts would change a bit after a few days and I should take notes so I could think about the book before rating and reviewing. That worked for a while, but then I found myself waiting a few weeks to write the review, or would be annoyed stopping my reading flow to jot down notes. I do think both methods were good, but didn't work for me that well. I kind of did a combination of both depending on what things I had to review and when things had to post.
How I Review Now
Well, at this current moment, I am a bit behind so I am doing to review the next day thing, but that's not actually how I've been doing it. What I like to do is keep a notebook nearby in case I feel there is something important to write down or a funny thought that I might have. I don't really take notes, but I do like to have something to write on in case I feel the need. I also do like to wait a few days to write me reviews. I feel that if I write them right away, sometimes I don't think about everything that really happened and just the really big stuff is in the front of my mind. The best time for me to review personally is between 2 and 7 days after finishing a book. Any less than that and I may change my thoughts, but any longer and I forget how I felt and could forget minor details. I have a good memory, so I will remember the basic things though.
I guess my reviewing habits aren't that interesting, but there you have it lol! I am sure if my thoughts weren't totally focused on my trip to Boston I would have been able to think a bit better. What are your reviewing habits? Let me know in the comments. Also, we love topic suggestions!!