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How do you approach writing reviews?
My approach to writing a review is very “fly by the seat of my pants”. Or you could say the content of the review goes by how I’m feeling at the time of writing it. When I’m reading, I’ll occasionally have thoughts (which I should write down) about the book. Then I will spend a few minutes thinking about the book as a whole when I finish it. There is normally a period of time before I actually write the review, so like I said, I should be taking notes.
When it comes down to writing the review, I normally talk about my feelings on the characters. I also talk about how the book made me feel. It is really difficult not to give things away, especially since most of the books I read are part of a series and some people either haven’t started the series or aren’t caught up. That influences how much content I put in a review.
So, this topic really has me thinking. One, I need to find a way to make notes when I’m reading and two, I need to do a spoiler section so I can really get into the book.
Do you have a method to the madness of writing a review?