I used to review every single book I read. I didn’t force myself to do it, I just did it naturally. I had no problem sitting down to write a review the second I finished reading. Usually I was eager to get my thoughts out […]
Why You Should Give Zero Fucks About Posting Critical Book Reviews
Reviews are not for impressing or pleasing publishers. Reviews are not for getting into a publisher’s “good graces” by showing them you love everything. Reviews are not for making authors feel good. Reviews are about you, your thoughts, your experiences, your opinions, and how you […]
Do Three/Four Star Ratings With No Negative Points in the Review Confuse You?
This actually annoys me more in product reviews than in book reviews, but it definitely still applies to books too! Sometimes I see a three or four-star rating for a book and after I read the review I notice that nothing negative was mentioned at […]
Review What You Want—Not What You Think People Want to Read
I recently started my own book blog and I haven’t done any reviews yet. I have no idea what I want to review, and I don’t know what books people would be interested in reading my reviews about. I don’t have any super new books […]
My Blogging Confessions
I have some blogging confessions to make. Some of these are cold hard truths, or things I’m slightly afraid to admit, or just things that are on my mind. So have a read, then make your own confessions! I judge a blog by its design […]
Will Cross-Posting Book Reviews Hurt Your SEO?
Hey there, Ashley. I have a concern regarding cross posting reviews on various sites. I know that some people consider it lame if you just post the summary of your reviews on Goodreads or booklikes and then just provide a link of your blog for […]
How to Write Great Reviews… By Not Trying To
A couple weeks ago, someone confronted me on Twitter and suggested that I do a post on how to write great book reviews, because it’s something the person always struggled with. I sat with this idea for weeks and weeks, but never wrote the post. […]
For Ratings: Are You a Calculator or a Feeler?
We all rate our books differently. So my question for you is: Are you a Calculator or a Feeler? WordPress Rating Report Plugin The calculators. These are the people who carefully consider each rating before giving it. They really break the book down and look […]