Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Blogger Hop - 11/6 - 11/12

 Question of the Week:
 
As you are reading a book, do you take notes for your reviews, write your reviews as you read, or something totally different?

My Answer:

I don't really take notes, but mentally note things as I read and then open an e-mail and start a draft for my review.

This seems to be the easiest way for me to get the review done within a reasonable amount of time, and if part of the review is already done, I can enjoy the remainder of the book and just add or remove things from the review.

What is your strategy? 




13 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!!

    Happy Blog Hop!!

    Thanks for stopping, and have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. I really don't have a strategy anymore and have gotten really behind.

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    1. Getting behind definitely happens.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. It depends on the story. If it's really exciting and I get really fired up about it, then I take notes and write the review as I go along. Other times I wait until I finish and then write whatever thoughts pop up into my mind.

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    1. That is sort of what I do. Makes it easier to have something ready to go. :) Otherwise I forget some good details. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Carmen.

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  4. For fiction, I pretty much just take mental notes.

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    1. That is wonderful you can remember. :)

      I am so bad at remembering so I write things down. :) That's why I don't like e-books...it takes too long to find something if I forget. LOL!!

      Thanks for stopping, Kym.

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  5. As you know, I so appreciate your process and organization. I mostly just read for fun, so am not really a 'reviewer', but I do like to list the books I've read and say if I liked them or not. I've never felt I could write well enough to do an official review.

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    1. Makes sense...do what is comfortable for you.

      Thanks for the organization compliment. The business teacher in me coming out. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Debbie.

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  6. If it's a Kindle book, I may highlight sentences. Now, if it's a paperback, I will mark areas with Post-Its to remind myself. I have struggled in the past with how to review a book. Some bloggers I read are extremely thorough. I sort of tried that but it gets to be too much for me although it's a great challenge for me writing-wise. So I'm still kind of figuring it out but try to keep it real.

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    1. Oh....I never thought about highlighting when I read e-books. I rarely do read e-books, but I will have to keep that in mind.

      That is a good idea.

      I try to not give a "book report." :) At least I hope my reviews don't do that. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Stefanie.

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  7. I note things as I read. If I don't have my note pad and am reading from my kindle, I'll use their 'note' option. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I am glad to hear folks keep notes as I do. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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