Part of being a book blogger means that inevitably your going to be writing book reviews and lots of them. It’s not something that should be a surprise to anyone as it is written in the laws of hobby description. It’s simple, read book, love/hate book, create opinion about book, share your opinion. It’s an easy formula that I have followed again and again seemingly without end.
However, being a prolific reader who finishes books often reviews become more then just something I do. They become essential yet tiring. I get tired when I write book reviews. It’s not that I don’t want to write them or even that they can’t be fun, but doing them so often can drain me. I am a person that hates too much repetition. I like to have many other kinds of posts to balance out the many reviews that I write. Plus, I think that my blog is more engaging and interesting when I do something different more often then I don’t.
However, I will never stop writing reviews. (Unless authors aren’t allowed to write reviews and I get published someday… idk how this works). Reviews can make or break an authors sales. People turn to reviews to figure out if I book is worth there time and money. Hence why arcs and Netgalley are important to start up conversation about the newest titles.
Another thing too. Authors put so much of there hearts and souls into there novels (not to mention time). Weather I actually like the book or not feels like something I owe it to them to say. However, I just wish that the feeling of not wanting to write them wouldn’t happen so often when I write too many of them in succession.
Thanks for reading! How do you feel about reviews? Let me know down in the comments!
-Till next time!