Book Blogger Hop: June 3-9

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

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This Week’s Question

What is your method for writing reviews? Do you write immediately after reading, wait a few days, or write as you are reading? (Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

During my first six months or so of book blogging I used to procrastinate writing my book reviews. Back then I put in a lot of effort summarizing the plot of the book in my own words. That was always the hardest part of writing my review. Once I chopped that section out, it became much easier for me, mentally, to write a review. I figured there’s already someone who receives compensation to do these official blurbs already. Instead, I’ll just focus on my impression and actual review of the book.

Now I try to write my review within a week of finishing the book. More often than not I stay true to that time frame. I’m afraid of forgetting important details and impressions, so I try to stick with my loose one week “rule.” Since I don’t take notes when I read, aside from digital highlighting if it’s an e-book, there’s no doubt I will forget things. So writing my review sooner rather than later helps to alleviate some of that perceived stress/anxiety around remembering details. I 100% don’t write my review while reading the book; I think it’d take me forever to finish the book if I did that!

What about you? How long do you wait to write your book review after finishing a book?

6 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: June 3-9

  1. It depends on the book. Sometimes I write it right after, and sometimes it takes a loooong time. I am always worried about including too many details or accidentally including spoilers so sometimes waiting longer can be helpful for me.

    1. I definitely agree that it can be difficult to find the balance between too many details and not enough. There are definitely times I have to cut myself off.

    1. A couple of days is great! If I finish a book close to the weekend I could probably do that. But if I finish one at the beginning of the week I push it off until the weekend. And there are some books that I just need time to process first, so of course I’ll take longer for those.

  2. The earlier the better for me as well! It
    s easier to remember details as you said. also writing a summarized version of the book is the hard part as you said. ?

    1. I find it so much less stressful to just leave the summary to the official synopsis. That has helped immensely for me.

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