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It seems like the longer I blog, the more I pull away from posting regular reviews and do more of my own thing. As bloggers, that’s one thing that we are constantly telling others, “Do what makes you happy.” Even though, at least for me, there are times when I have done things on my blog for other people, or just because I felt like I HAD TO.
For example, reviews. This mainly stems from ARC guilt – we ask for the book, we “should” read/review it right? But after a while, doesn’t it get tedious? Doesn’t it get taxing? For someone who used to read 5 books a week, and reviewed each one, I can tell you IT DOES.
Lately, I’ve found that I am very selective on what reviews I post on my blog. There are many reasons for this, but time would be the main factor. What I have queued up for the week usually plays a part, too. I just don’t care to have 5 reviews a week on my blog (just a personal preference). Reviews aren’t read as much as they used to be, and for me, it kinda sucks when you pour all that into a post that isn’t read. Even 3 years later. But I digress.
Related: Are Reviews a Lost Art?
I still review books I’ve read on Amazon and Goodreads, like I would if they were on my blog. For me, I am able to accept more books for review, should that be an option, and spend more time reading than having to “worry” about writing a review for a TON of books I’ve read. In conjunction with that, I’ve found that there are more and more books lately that I just don’t have a lot to say about OR it’s a sequel or series ending book that you can’t even really discuss without spoilers. i.e. The Raven King.
So, what am I do to? I could also incorporate another mini review type post but those take longer to draft than regular review posts, IMHO. Not sure how I will handle it, I just know that reviewing all books on my blog just isn’t happening anymore.
- Do you review every book you read? Why or why not?
- What platform do you think is best for book reviews? Blogs, Goodreads, Amazon, etc.
- Authors, do you have a preference on where reviews are posted?
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