Sunday, September 1, 2013

Musing Mondays - Reviews

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This week’s musing, courtesy of Dr. Pepper Diva, asks…  

What is your favorite part of a review?

My Musing...

For me,  it's about discovering new-to-me authors and sometimes even new-to-me genres.  I basically read reviews for a synopsis of the book.  I've found the blurbs in books either aren't enough or can even be misleading sometimes.  Even though I give ratings on my reviews, I don't really pay much attention to them on reviews because we all have different likes and dislikes.  I can't tell you how many times I rates something 5 kitties and other people panned it - and vice versa.  To each his own, I always say.

Oh - one thing I don't like about reviews is when they go into too much detail.  I don't want to read spoilers.  I prefer to read and watch a story unfold for myself.  


  1. Hi Yvonne,

    I totally agree with you - every person has his own opinion.

    I've just given an example at Should be Reading: Mizb wrote that she hated 100 Years of Solitude and I, on the other hand, loved it. Every book lover has his own opinion :)

    Here's my musing:
    Musing mondays - finding your blogging voice

  2. I try to avoid spoilers to usually only read reviews after finishing a book.

    Here's my Musing

  3. So true, I don't like to read spoilers in reviews, either.

  4. I like to get a general feel for the book too but without TOO much detail. :) Yes blurbs are sometimes useless. For me, I don't do ratings because they're so subjective, but I think most reviewers do and it probably helps.

  5. I don't like spoilers either and I do want a general view on the storyline and the characters in the reviews.

  6. I prefer reviews to be short and sweet. I don't like too much information either. I much prefer to go into a book without too much information.
    I have discovered books that are out of my normal genres, and that has been great.
    -Dilettantish Reader

  7. I am the same with ratings cos I know that I rating from someone means something else to someone else

  8. Yeah, everyone has their own likes, dislikes. The thing to do, IMO, is to find a blogger whose likes/dislikes match yours for book suggestions.

    Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

  9. I definitely prefer reviews to be short and soilers needed and no recap needed...I have the blurb for that! I just want to know impressions and opinions!


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