Saturday, January 15, 2011
Anything Goes on Saturday
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This is a new meme I started last week called "Anything Goes on Saturday". It's a chance to choose any topic you want and talk about it on Saturday - it can be about a book, TV show, movie, a recipe or just an update on your week. Whatever you choose.
If you'd like to join in, take the button above and blog about it. Use the linky below to post your direct link to your post. Then, go and visit other blogs and see what's on everyone's minds this week. Enjoy!
My topic for this week is reviewing...I'm curious to know what kind of format you all use to review.
I've been making my reviews relatively short. I write a couple of paragraphs briefly describing the plot of the story and then I give my thoughts on the book. If the review is requested from an author or publisher, I try to include a couple of quotes in case they want to use them for promotional materials.
I try not to make my reviews too detailed as I hate to ruin the story for potential readers. Also, I tend to think people lose interest in reading long reviews.
Now, about ratings...do you use those? Do you like them? I only started using ratings last year. I always enjoy reading other people's ratings, so I figured I would do them too.
How do you feel about review? Do you like reading longer reviews? Do you write longer reviews? Or do you prefer the shorter ones? Do you use ratings?
The other part of this is - do you depend on reviews to decide what to read? I use reviews mainly to find out the plot of the book and see if it's something I'd be interested in. However, I don't use them to make my final decisions about books.
So, what's your take on reading and writing reviews?
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