How do you all like your reviews?
How I Like My Reviews
Personally, I like it when I read short to medium book reviews that are bubbling with personality with a dash of snark, but still able to make their point across eloquently about how they felt. :3
|My face when I see a really long review|
I find it hard to be engaged in a long review unless the writing is compelling and I'm not feeling too lazy at the time. Usually, I'm still intrigued to read what the person has to say but I just skim it over and read their overall thoughts. (I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way about long reviews. o-o)
Thoughts and Past Reviewing Styles
I know, I know, I've asked this question so many times already. I'm curious to see your answers and I want to help better my reviewing system. :3 I like to switch up the reviewing system from time to time, mostly because of my fickleness and because I personally feel using just one system is kind of boring!
Some (if not, all) of my past reviewing styles:
- Regular paragraph reviews.
- I've seen a vast majority of the bloggers type their reviews like this, some I really like, some are okay.
- Example(s): Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
- Dear Author letters.
- I'm not sure if this is entirely original or not, but I really liked writing Dear Author letters.
- Example(s): Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
- ABC Style Reviews.
- Well, this may be my least favorite kind of reviewing system. I only dislike this because I had to think so much than I needed to when I was writing the review. I thought it was rather creative at the time...
- Example(s): Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Reviewing Styles I Actually Enjoy Reading
I enjoy reading a LOT of bloggers' reviews but a few that really stand out in my mind would be (and coincidentally, they're also on my blog roll):
- Mimi from Mimi Valentine's YA Blog.
- I've been following this girl since I first started blogging, and her reviews are awesome! They are quick, bubbly, but in the end, it totally gets the point across.
- Sarah from saz101.
- Sarah writes, in my opinion, well thought out, long reviews. She's one of the very few bloggers that I actually enjoy reading long reviews from. o-O
- Sophie from Sweet Sweet Pages.
- Sophie's reviews are also fun to read! She always explains in this lovely, coherent manner, and it's short and sweet which is how I like it.