Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Weekend Review - February 6th-8th

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Hi Everyone!  

I hope you are having a nice weekend.  It's been another calm week for me.  Nothing exciting going on, but that's a good thing :)

I only finished one book this week but it was a good one. Many of my TV shows came back this week so I've been watching those.  Plus, I ended up binging on The Queen's Gambit on Netflix.  I had to see what the fuss was all about.  Now, I know why.  It's a great series.  I wonder if it will be coming back for another season.

I have a question for all you review you write your reviews right after you finish your book and before the next one?  I find my reviews aren't nearly as easy to write if I wait and start another book.  I have to get into the habit of writing the reviews right after I finish reading.  If I wait, I tend to forget things.  Even if I make notes, it's not the same for me as writing right after the book is over.  What do you do?

Not much else to discuss this week...the kittens are still being kittens and Kit is still being standoffish.  I'm hoping they can all be friends soon.

So, how was your week?  I hope you all have a great week!

Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways Coming Up Next Week

Wednesday:  Review:  Back in the Texan's Bed by Naima Simone (Blog Tour)

Thursday:  Spotlight:  Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

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I'm planning to read this one next...

Here are this week's Kindle freebie haul. They were freebies when I got them, I don't know if they still are. Always make sure to check they are still free before buying. The prices change quickly.  

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  1. I prefer to write my reviews right after I finish a book, for sure. If I wait too long I can still write it but I don't feel like the book is as fresh in my mind. So yeah definitely right after. :)

  2. I have also had a quiet week, with just work, reading and a bit of TV watching. Shamefully I am really behind on my review writing at the moment, but agree that it is much easier to write the review right after finishing the book! Take care and happy reading, Yvonne 🙂

  3. I know what you mean about delaying writing reviews, I feel anywhere up to 48 hours is fine but after that it starts to fade. I read multiple books at once so starting a new one is never a problem for me.
    I have an audiobook of the queens gambit waiting for me so I guess I will read that first before watching the netflix series.
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  4. Quiet weeks are good weeks, I think.

    My husband and I both loved The Queen's Gambit. I would like to read the book one of these days.
    I wonder how the book compares to the series.

    I write a review right after I finish it. The book I just finished is sitting right beside my computer now. I think what I liked best about the story, make some notes, and then quickly write up my review. I'm not a professional reviewer, though; I just share my genuine thoughts about a book.

    Prices do change quickly. I have been enjoying watching ebooks' prices and snagging them when they are inexpensive.

  5. I hear nothing but good things about The Queens Gambit but I haven't gotten to it yet... I'm sure I will eventually. :)

    As for reviews, I tend to batter out a garbled mess of thoughts, feelings and impressions after I finish and call it a draft (almost like purging it from the system) then I'll go back at some point and take the semi-coherent mess and turn it into something more presentable for posting.

  6. I try to write my review as soon as I'm finished with the book. That's definitely easier. But, there are times when I'm not in the mood & just want to start reading the next book right away, and I get backlogged. The Queen's Gambit was amazing!

  7. I sometimes write reviews after I read the book, it keeps it dynamic. You may love this book, 'In the Land of Men' because the author discusses her work as an editor at GQ and how she did book reviews for magazines and what the 'big time' authors acted like and how they were usually passive preferring email edits.

  8. I write much better reviews if I do it right away, but I'll confess I'm terrible about actually doing that.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  9. Hiss H for Homicide looks good! I am eager to get Her Dark Lies. In fact, anything about "lies." LOL.

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  10. I usually review right after reading, because the story is still fresh in my mind.
    Have a great week!

  11. I make notes longhand while reading so I don't forget what I want to include and then I start a draft post on my blog and then when I am done with the book I have to do the review. No new book til the review is done-that's the deal I made with myself--because I know how I am! LOL

  12. Yes! Ideally I read reviews within a day or two days of finishing the book. And then it always goes quicker and more smoothly:)).

  13. I find I need a bit of space usually so I write the review the day after I’ve finished, but I’ve generally started the next book by then because I read in the afternoons and write the reviews at night.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  14. I don't review books very often and I mainly read non-fiction so I don't have a problem with starting another- I can see how it would be an issue with fiction.

  15. I haven't seen The Queen's Gambit yet and am glad you liked it. I may have to watch it too.

    Writing reviews after I finish a book is ideal, but unfortunately not often possible for me. I don't generally finish books with review writing time conveniently available right after. Besides, I like to think about what I've read too before writing a review and so it makes waiting work better for me. My problem is if I wait too long. I try to take notes as they come to me so when I do have time to sit down and write my reviews, I am not completely lost in what to write. Usually my notes will bring back my feelings and thoughts about a book more fully.

    I hope the cats warm up to each other soon. My two aren't the best of friends but they have a decent relationship. They mostly stay out of each other's ways. I was spoiled with my previous cats because they always seemed to love to cuddle with one another and be close. Not these two though. Of course, Nina isn't much of a people person either so there is that.

    I hope you have a great week, Yvonne. Enjoy your reading!

  16. I generally write my reviews as soon as I finish. However, there have been some books that I need to think about for a while first. I'm planning to write a review soon of a book I read a month ago! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  17. I write my best reviews right after reading the book. If I wait too long then the reviews get pretty generic. Hope you enjoy your books this week.

  18. I always write one review for a book before I start another book, because most often I lose touch with the book a little otherwise. Glad you had a calm week, they are good!

  19. I usually wait too long. LOL. I always mean to get them done quicker but I don't. I need to be a little faster.

    Are We There Yet looks good!

  20. The queen's gambit is a show to binge on :) If I was really serious, I would write my reviews just when I finished the book. I have it all in mind, the names of the characters, the notes make sense, it would be the right thing to do if I didn't procrastinate now and then. I finished 3 books this week-end, I really need to write the reviews today ! On the other hand, sometimes there are books that grow on you after you have put them down. You think about them, the characters, you keep thinking about them, so it's sometimes best to wait some more. Especially when you're in a group read and people come up with interesting ideas. It happened to me recently with Villette by Charlotte Brontë. But usually, it's best to write the reviews as soon as we can :) Have a great week !

  21. I usually write my reviews right after I finish a book. Sometimes, I'll wait a day or two if I'm having trouble deciding what to say. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  22. I miss reading cozies for the pure fun of it. I'm engrossed in psych thrillers at the moment tho. Happy reading.

  23. I try to write my reviews soon after but I'm very much hit or miss on this. Looks like you've got a lot of good books waiting for you!


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