How do you write your reviews?
Well, I usually always scribble out my reviews in a notebook first. Sounds time consuming, I know, but it's how I've always written anything. I think better putting pen to paper, as I can see what I've crossed out still and continue from there rather than restarting after deleting. If that makes sense. In my reviews I try to comment on what I liked the most, what I disliked, the general feeling of the book, the writing style, the characters, and their relationships. I do my best to just let it flow, not to overthink it. I'm very critical of myself, so I'm never truly happy with my reviews. I think they all sound alike and that I use the same words to describe everything over and over again. But last time I tried book blogging, putting too much pressure on myself took all the fun out of it, so I've learned from that - mostly! - and now just let it be. I find that I struggle the most writing reviews for books rated 2.5 to 3.5 stars. If I really didn't like a book there's heaps to explain why, and if I really loved it, it's so easy to gush about it. Saying 'it's okay' with more than those two words is harder for me, it would seem.
Do you have a certain way of writing your reviews? Please share in the comments. Enjoy your weekend!