11 Responses

  1. Lisa
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    Minimum words counts would sometimes be tricky for me because sometimes I have a difficult time finding things to say about what I did or didn’t like the books I’ve read.

  2. susana
    susana at |

    Great question, and great answers. I always have to restrain myself to keep my reviews from looking like the first chapter of War and Peace….

  3. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you for the question and the answers. It is hard to write a review without spoilers, because these are the parts you like or dislike. But as you say the more you write the easier (a bit) it gets.

  4. suze294
    suze294 at |

    What I like about the review blogs is that any plot summary is usually clearly separated from the review.
    i get a bit exasperated (and try not to in my own) when reading reviews that just regurgitate the plot – I can usually find that in the blurb, I need to know what made it a good or bad read for the reviewer so I can figure out to buy or not

  5. H.B.
    H.B. at |

    Thank you for the answers. I just let the words flow and don’t bother with a minimum or maximum. I do have a a tendency to write them a little longer than I want but it is what it is.

  6. Trix
    Trix at |

    I tend to write tersely, so a minimum might be hard (especially if I’m dealing with a short book).

  7. maryjgresham
    maryjgresham at |

    Great answers

  8. Toni
    Toni at |

    What a great question. Thanks for your answers!

  9. dee
    dee at |

    Minimum 300 words. Wow! While I usually like to ramble, I sometimes find it hard to talk in length about a certain book. Some books just don’t convey enough story/meaning/interesting things for me. I don’t really mind short reviews as long as they are concise.
    It’s nice to see there are others who are not too fond of gifs and pics. That’s the one thing I really don’t like about goodreads. It’s just cluttering your page and often not really helpful.

  10. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Thanks, and I’m so happy about your answering my question, b/c I was enlightened. I showed my naivete by asking about how to keep a review shorter, not longer (thus the minimum req). I can have a lot of thoughts I want to comment on, but I’m afraid of not being helpful if there’s too much (so like Vicki, I go back and cut; but also, like Dan, for lower ratings I want to be sure to explain why). I appreciate everyone avoiding spoilers, and also your focus on providing useful info.

  11. Ami
    Ami at |

    I think I am a bit similar to Cindy. I mean sure there are moments when I find myself babbling about books usually if I either love them or hate them. But most of the times I think my reviews tend to be on a shorter side as I have problems explaining things *lol*


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