I'm a fan of the short review. I love being able to see exactly what someone thought of a book in a matter of seconds. I mainly just want to know--was it good?
I don't like spoilers. I hate them actually. I don't enjoy literary/analytic reviews because I want to make my own analysis of the the story. I don't want something I read to taint my view of the story when I read it. Just because someone doesn't like a certain attribute, situation, or writing style doesn't mean I won't. I don't want it to get in my way. I may go into the story thinking of it like the person who reviewed it and not give it a fair shot.
I write short reviews because that is what I like to read. I don't get into the details, not because I don't want to talk about them, but because I don't want to ruin it for you. There are a few books that I can't help but talk more about and get into the nitty gritty of things. But I try my best to keep my reviews short and simple.
Because I like to read short and simple reviews.
That's all you'll get from me. I want you to have your own experience. I just want to help you choose good books.
one of my favorite things about your reviews is that you label, so I know what the book is, what the publisher's blurb is, and what you say. I love that I can read it all quickly and get an idea if it's my kind of book or not. Thanks for your work!
Thanks Laree! I'm glad it is working. I just want to know where I can find the keys points to a review and then I usually skim it. I like to keep them short and spoiler free. And I love a publisher blurb. Why do I need to re-invent it?! They already did one!Delete
I so agree and I enjoy your reviews.ReplyDelete
I like your short reviews! I just have a hard time editing myself down. LOL Maybe one day I'll be able to voice my thoughts as concisely as you do. You're really great at that!ReplyDelete
I'm the same. I like highlights and lowlights. Which is what I try to write as well.ReplyDelete
I have started writing short reviews as well. I hate spoilers myself & it was just too hard to write a thought out, detailed review without including something that could be a spoiler to someone else. Personally I love reading short reviews so that's what I started writingReplyDelete
Yep to all!ReplyDelete