Thanks once again to Ginger @ Greadsbooks.com
Week Before Book Review is Due:
1. Read book one.
3. Read book two.
5. Watch TV.
Week Book Review is Due:
6. Start book three.
7. Play on Facebook.
8. Continue book three.
9. Paint toenails.
10. Clean kitchen.
11. Repaint house.
12. Continue book three.
Day Book Review is Due:
13. Play solitaire.
14. Drink coffee.
15. Do a little work.
16. Play on Facebook.
17. Begin review.
18. Go to lunch.
19. Shop online.
20. Continue review, utilizing thesaurus.
21. Open book to make sure I remember all the characters names.
22. Play bingo online.
23. Snack time.
24. Complete review.
25. Find picture of book cover online.
26. Publish review.
27. Oops! I misspelled something. Edit.
28. Breathe sigh of relief that it’s over for another week.
As you can tell, I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I like to think I do better under pressure (…and it’s anyone’s guess if that is actually true). That was pretty much my process during school, also. I’m not big on homework. I tend to put it off until the last minute.
I don’t like to read anyone’s reviews of the book I’m reviewing until after I finish both the book and the review because I don’t want it to influence my review or in any way unintentionally repeat what they’ve said. That’s a big no-no. Also, I don’t want to be inadvertently spoiled.
As I write the review, I like to summarize the beginning of the book (because the blurb on the back sometimes doesn’t do it justice or sometimes will actually get parts of the book wrong). Then I give my opinion, which is what a review is supposed to do. I try to be fair and understand what the author is trying to say. The books I dislike tend to be written in a style I don’t like. Which is not to say that the author is a bad writer, but that I am used to a more fluid style of writing. The story itself can be good and interesting, but if the writing style is off, I won’t be able to finish the book.
If I don’t like a book, I will not review it unless I was really looking forward to reading it and was disappointed. So, maybe that’s why most of my reviews are 3 pecans or more :).
What makes you not want to continue a book?