9 Responses

  1. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you for the question and your answers again. I love to read that there is a difference in reading for reviews or for pleasure. It is quite understandable.

  2. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Nice question and answers, which were pretty consistent. I too differ in how I read. I try to write a review on all I read, but that gets tough. But on those where I’ve committed to a review (especially a beta), I do make note so I can provide helpful feedback to the author or other readers.

  3. heath0043
    heath0043 at |

    Once again thank you for the question and answers as it gives me insight to the process of reviewing. I like to read the questions and answers on reviewing as well as reading thoughts from authors on their process of writing.

  4. ELF
    ELF at |

    I tend to take notes if I am definitely reading for a review. Those that I am really anxious to read are harder to pause and take notes on, lol, and sometimes I write my thumbnail notes right after I finished while it’s fresh in my mind, but not consistently enough! Great to see everyone’s methods.

  5. Trix
    Trix at |

    I tend to be more analytical about specific points when I read for review!

  6. H.B.
    H.B. at |

    Thank you for answering another one of my questions. I really appreciate it =) Reading for pleasure or reading for for review, I usually find myself picking up and noting important details whether I want to or not.

  7. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    The only thing I tend to do differently is be more detailed in the review if I’m reading for review vs. strictly for pleasure.

  8. dee
    dee at |

    I always read books the same way. The only difference is the review. If it’s just for me, then I’m usually a lot more relaxed. If I write one for a friend or for a giveaway book, then I try to make it as helpful as possible for other readers to use it as reference whether to read a book or not.

  9. Carolyn
    Carolyn at |

    I feel like Dan’s answer would be mine if I was reviewing. I can gloss over issues if I’m just reading for myself, but if I’m helping others learn about the book, I’ll have to bring them up.


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