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Tuesday Thingers


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 try to review every book I read, but sometimes I don’t, if I can’t muster up enough to say about a book. Sometimes I have very strong opinions about a book, and at other times I’ll read a book, leave it alone for a few days, come back to review it, and find that I can’t remember anything about it! I try to review all the ARCs I receive, especially since the publicist or author goes to such great length to send the book to me. I write reviews as I’m reading, and then I generally try to post those reviews within a few days of reading the book. With ARCs, however, I’ll write the review and schedule it on A Girl Walks Into a Bookstore… for the day when the book comes out. For LT, I try to do the same (I even have a calendar so I know when to post--yes, call me anal-retentive!), though my rules aren’t strict.

I post reviews here on my blog, of course, as well as on LT and Amazon. Amazon is actually where I started reviewing, back in 2004; but I post less often now. I don't know, maybe it's my ranking (top 1000), or the fact that I'm a part of Amazon Vine, but the claws really come out when I post a review on Ammy these days.

Comments

Alyce said…
I keep a calendar too, it was the only way to keep my sanity! Once my list of books requested hit 30 I knew I wasn't going to be able to remember all of the dates in my head (I would be lucky to keep track of 10 at a time.)

I try to publish my reviews the day the book is released, but right now I'm a couple of days behind on a few books. Which drives me crazy, but what are you going to do? I can't slow down time, so I just try to read faster. :)
Rose said…
I'm trying to review every book that I read from now on in my semi-new blog. It's definitely a great way to keep track of what I've read. Usually, I write my review of the book immediately upon finishing the last page.
Aunt J-ha said…
I like to write down my impressions of a book soon after I finish reading it, not necesarily a full review. I am more of an amature reviewer, I really only do it as a book lover to keep of record my reading. I just started posting mine into a blog and have never received an ARC or been asked to review anything so I think I don't feel the pressure some of you do. I do enjoy reading your reviews (and many other bloggers) and love when someone reads my reviews (which I had not anticipated.) I don't feel a need to review every single book I read, particarly if I didn't like it or have strong feelings either way.
Kelly said…
For awhile I reviewed everything that I read, but then I just did the ARCs. Now I rarely write a review, too busy with baby.
Anonymous said…
What I appreciate the most about your blog are the thoughtful reviews of the ARCs. I always look for them and keep my eye on the releases of books.

I always review what I read, but with just four or five books a month, it's manageable. I usually take notes along the way and read over what I have jot down when I'm ready to review.
Adele said…
I review most books now, at least if i manage to finish them.

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