11 Responses

  1. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you for the question and the answers. I like how you all have a different approach to writing a review. Writing a review right after finishing the book and then mull it over for a few days is my way of doing it.

  2. MarilynA
    MarilynA at |

    I write a review Immediately after finishing the book in order to have my thoughts fresh in my mind. And the finish of the book is so important to the overall response. I love all of the reviews on this blog since you don’t sugarcoat something that does not “sit right” with you with the story. And I love the star ratings, the book of the week and month, and just ALL of it every day

  3. Lisa
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    Thanks for all the answers. I know I should do reviews right away because I read so much I tend to forget things. But life tends to get in the way & I so I put them off until later. If I find there’s something in particular I want to remember, I’ll write myself a note unless I’m in the car driving.

  4. H.B.
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    Thank you for sharing. I like that you all differ in your approaches. I don’t review for a blog but when I write a book for review (ARC, etc) I tend to write while I’m reading these days, or make notes of something that I stood out to me. Not much different actually from when I’m reading for pleasure. Sometimes when I’m just reading for pleasure I do it too but a majority of the time I write after I complete the book.

  5. Trix
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    For me, I think it depends on how I felt about the book in the first place. Time to collect your thoughts can always help, I think.

  6. 16forward
    16forward at |

    I read lots and lots of books, so like so many of you, I tend to write the review immediately. Sometimes I’ll post it on Goodreads or Amazon, and the next day go in and edit my review to add something I’ve forgotten. It may not be the best use of my time, but it works for me!

  7. dee
    dee at |

    I like to take notes along the way, especially when I want to point out something and I might forget about it. Thinking about it for a moment, I only tend to take notes when I struggle with a book. Helps me to figure out what is bothering me, if I can’t quite grasp it just from reading the book.
    If I write something I will post it on goodreads and sometimes on amazon.

  8. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    I’ve had my eye on AN UNSEEN ATTRACTION for a while, so we’ll see. As for the review process, I’m surprised by the variety. I’m more along the lines of those who take some notes, then write soon after finishing reading.

  9. Ami
    Ami at |

    Thanks for answering my question. It is great to see the process of reviewing from other reviewers. I tend to write reviews immediately after reading too. Although sometimes RL get in the way and I end up only writing bullet points of thoughts and expand it when I am less busy.

  10. susana
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    Great question: I never stopped to think that the process of reviewing can be as complex as the process of writing

  11. Carolyn
    Carolyn at |

    This is great for showcasing how we all have different paths to reaching the same goal. I’m with Dan, if I don’t write something down soon after finishing, I can’t do it. It’s already difficult for me to write reviews, but days later? Forget it!


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