Friday, June 21, 2013

Book Blogger Hop - 6/21 - 6/27




 QUESTION OF THE WEEK:


When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?


 MY ANSWER:

I always write my reviews as I am reading.  It helps me remember what I want to say, and it just takes a few revisions after I have completed the book to have a review I am happy with. 


When I know I have the "gist" of the book and that my thoughts are written down, I simply read the remainder of the book and make changes where necessary.  

To me this makes the reviewing process much easier...not that it is difficult, but I like to have things completed in a timely fashion.

I write the reviews in an e-mail and make changes there.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say.   I believe we will have many varied answers.

25 comments:

  1. Happy Friday and Happy Book Blogger Hopping!!

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  2. I write mine after I've finished the book.

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  3. Good morning Elizabeth!
    I just posted my link with Book Blogger Hop and of course on my blog. Kinda a lengthy answer.
    Hoping your weekend will be fun!

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  4. I like hearing how other people review books.. Thanks for sharing.. I always wonder (I hear some people take notes even!!)

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  5. I write them after I've read, and then absorbed, the book.

    Mme Perry's Salon

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  6. Hhhmmm, you got me thinking... I write them afterwards.

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  7. I prefer to write the review after I've finished reading; however, I select the quotes I like while I'm reading--I write the page number in a sticky note as reminder.
    In spite of that, I confess that sometimes I'm at loss for words after I've finished a book I didn't care too much about, then I don't even know what to write.

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  8. That's great that this method of review writing works for you. Not for me. I used to write the reviews as I went along but then found myself re-writing the whole thing at the end. So, I stick to after reading a book now.

    My post

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  9. Sometimes I write notes as I read a book, especially non-fiction, and those help me write good reviews. I also try to write reviews shortly after I finish a book. If I wait too long, it's harder to write the review.

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  10. I agree, Laura.

    That is why I write comments and begin my review while I am reading.

    :)

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  11. I write the review in my mind as I'm reading, but don't write the actual review until I'm finished with the book.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. I tend to read first, maybe marking a page if it is something important I want to use. Happy Hopping!

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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  13. I tried taking notes a few times but would forget if I was really engrossed in what I was reading at the time. I may try it again sometime though.

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  14. An interesting way of doing it. I am a little more haphazard. In fact when I get some time I want to study reviews and improve my writing of them!

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  15. I don't think I have it in me to write the review as I'm reading, although I do jot down notes here and there, especially if a particular thought or impression comes to mind as I go along.

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  16. That's an interesting way of writing your reviews.

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  17. You always come up with the best questions for these hops! Your answer makes a lot of sense and it does seem like it would make reviewing easier. A lot less you have to remember later! I tend to get too sucked into a book to be able to stop and write down my thoughts. Or if I do, they make no sense later on.

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  18. Why thank you, Christine.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I always get so absorbed with the book if it's a good one that I wouldn't remember to take notes. I do, however, if I see a certain sentence that is breathtaking and unusual, will jot it down. A quote somewhere in the book that I love will be jotted down as well. Other than that, I would do the review after reading.

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  20. Hey, Elizabeth!

    I think that your approach to writing reviews is a very interesting one, and I might very well give it a try myself. Another blogger, Vonnie @ Vonnie's Reading Corner, suggested I take notes as I read. In a way, this is similar to what you're doing. I'm going to try it out, although I also agree with Donetta's point that, if one is really into a book, it's impossible to tear oneself away in order to take notes.

    Anyway, this was a GREAT answer!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my BBH post!! :)

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  21. I would love to try that but then I am not sure what to write on a paper.

    Here's my answer on the question :)

    Camelle @ Home Of A Book Lover

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  22. I like that after you gather the gist of the book, you finish reading it without having to write more down. That sounds like an easy and fun way to enjoy the book while remembering what you think.

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  23. Writing it in an email is really smart! Then you have it with you everywhere.

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  24. I'd like to write the review as I'm reading, but I'm just not organised enough!

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