Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

currently reading: serafina67 *urgently requires life*
reading next: possibly Harry, A History

I really can't believe I'd never heard of these "Tuesday Thingers" before!

Most of us book bloggers like to write book reviews- if we don't love to write book reviews- but here's today's question. When it comes to LT (and your blog), do you review every book you read? Do you just review Early Reviewers or ARCs? Do you review only if you like a book, or only if you feel like you have to? How soon after reading do you post your review? Do you post them other places- other social networking sites, Amazon, etc.?

I review every book I read, be it an ARC, a new release, or an old book. I'll feel more compelled to review a book if I have strong feelings toward it, positive or negative, but I'll eventually write a review for every book. I find reviews to be harder to write for books that I am ambivalent towards, because I struggle for content if the book felt flat to me. Immediately after finishing a book, I'll open all my review sites (Amazon, BookCrossing, LibraryThing, GoodReads, and Facebook with the Visual Bookshelf and Bookshare apps) up in tabs and go over my notes for that particular book and form a semi-coherent review (...Twilight and Harry Potter reviews are pretty far from coherent, and I realize I probably should have waited until my thoughts cooled down before reviewing those). I like to review immediately after finishing a book, just because I know my thoughts will be fresher than, although they might not be, like I mentioned before, fully coherent. This is why I really got into the habit of taking notes while reading, mentioning specific reasons I like/dislike specific parts of a given book, which has helped me a lot.


  1. Wow, you are really systematic - that's great! Welcome to the fun :)

  2. Welcome to Tuesday Thingers...Isn't fun putting your reviews all over!! :-)

  3. I've thought about starting to take notes on sticky notes in the front of the book - I always want to refer back to some things!

    :) Welcome to Thingers!!


    Here's my Thinger!


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