Back to the blog and future plans

Hello, my pretties!

How are you all? Doing well, I hope!

I’m finally back to the blog after spending a while away. Nothing bad happened, I was just having some minor emergency renovations done at the house, which forced me to spend a week at mother’s. It was also a very long work week, but everything is fine now. I’m back home and a few hundreds lighter. Oh, well. The joys of adult life and home ownership, right?

Well, with all that out of the day, let us move on to the post, shall we?

I was planning on writing at length about whether or not I write book reviews, but honestly, a long write-up on it is probably not necessary. A short answer will do: no, I don’t, because I’m absolutely horrible at writing book reviews.

But wait, there’s more! If you have been reading this blog for anything over… this post… you know the fact that I’m terribly inept at something does not mean I won’t do it anyway.

So, don’t be alarmed if/when you see the occasional commentary on a book here, because it will happen. I’m not sure exactly when, but it will happen. Be afraid, be very afraid.

This commentary will not take the form of a full review, though. It will take the form of “I am currently reading this book, and here are my comments so far”, which means every book I read will have at least a few posts written about it. I am currently preparing a list of books off of Project Guttenberg, as I want to review books that can be easily and legally found online. If you have any suggestions, I’ll be happy to include them! And, even if they’re not there, I’ll probably purchase the book somewhere and add it to the list if it attracts me enough.

Well, I guess that’s it for today! I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say!

See you all on the next post! Love your faces! <3

4 thoughts on “Back to the blog and future plans”

  1. I’ve reviewed a couple of books for a couple of starting authors… not anything formal or professional to be sure. I don’t know of a particular formula or formality a review needs to follow – likely because of my ignorance on the “professional” aspect of doing reviews. The bottom line as I see it, though, it is YOUR opinion about what you’ve read. My approach to the reviews I’ve done were based on two main things: the story – did I like it or not and how it was written.
    The story aspect is just whether or not I liked the story. I gave reasons for that and noted anything, in particular (characters, plot twists), that caught my attention. Then I looked at how it was written. The one book I reviewed was a pretty good story, but the grammar and spelling sucked. I said pretty much that and explained why I thought it sucked.
    As far as being concerned about the credibility of your review, I don’t know that I would be overly concerned with that. Folks are going to either agree or disagree with your opinion and then decide for themselves about reading or not reading the book, etc. you reviewed. The credibility probably comes with doing more reviews. I use reviews as a part of making up my mind about whether I want to read a book or watch a movie, but they don’t carry a huge amount of weight for me. I look at reviews, then try to get a sample of the material (intro, trailer, etc) before I make a final decision about investing my time and money.

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    1. That sounds like a really smart way to do it! I have been asked to review and proofread by starting authors, but Oh Lawd, their egos were bigger than my home country, lol So I decided I’m not reviewing anyone who’s gonna care about what I have to say. I have reviewed two books so far, but I’m sure Dan Brown and Frank Di Fellita (I’m not even sure this one is still alive) couldn’t physically care less about what I have to say about their books. XD
      And I agree, I like checking out some reviews and see what people in general think about the book. Though if I can only find glowing five-start reviews about someone I never heard of, I confess I side-eye all of those reviews. But I’m a skeptic. XD

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  2. Those are big egos… heh. Reviews should be appreciated and not scoffed at, especially when they are negative. If the credibility of the reviewer is questionable, then discard that review as anything useful, but don’t discount all reviews for sure.

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    1. Exactly. I have decided I won’t review anyone who has contacted me personally unless I know them well enough to know that they won’t get, well… butthurt, to use the term I have in my mind, over a review. Back then, I was even willing to offer private reviews and only publish them if they were cool with it, but I don’t appreciate being called a jealous bitch after a review. I may be a bitch, but I’m not inclined to jealousy. XD

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