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Sup everyone! It feels so long since I talked to you guys. Anyway, there’s a question that has been nagging me for awhile now.
“Is there such a thing called a Right Review?”
Before anything else, I want to share how I ‘review’ before..
DON’T LAUGH. I CONSIDER THAT AS A REVIEW BEFORE.
So yeah, pretty embarrassing. But every time I read that I actually feel proud of myself because it’s just a proof that I’ve grown as a reviewer. I think.
I have a confession to make. Sometimes I feel self-concious when it comes to my review. There’s a lot of questions swirling on my mind before or/and after I posted my review online like DID MY REVIEW EVEN MADE SENSE or WILL SOMEBODY ACTUALLY GET WHAT I’M SAYING? or OKAY I’M SEEING ERRORS. ERRORS EVERYWERE!
That’s why I mostly just skim reviews. I’m so scared to accidentally copy a thought from a reviewer. And that is the last thing I want to do.
That’s how I came up with this question. Should the review be so loooooong for it to be taken seriously? How about those who write short reviews (like me) Does it mean that our reviews doesn’t give the right information to the future readers? How about re-hashing what happened from the whole book.. if that’s what the reviewer did. IS IT EVEN CONSIDERED AS A REVIEW?
Here’s my take on this: I personally don’t rehash what happened on the books. At least, not usually. I write some backgrounds though so that readers will still know what the book is about from my perspective. But after those, it’s nothing but my thoughts. For me, as long as the reviewer expressed how she LOVED or HATED the book.. then that’s good for me. Then again, I do believe that it’s important to have standards.
I even have this thing when my mind goes completely blank when I’m trying to review a book that I really loved. It’s a thing. I think some of you guys have it too, I’m not sure. But I try, REALLY HARD, to write a very intricate and honest review because after all, the authors also did a REALLY HARD job to write the book.
Anyway, I really wanna know what’s your take on this. As a blogger, a reviewer, a reader or even as an author..
How do you write your reviews? Do you think there’s a wrong or right way to write one? Talk to me!