Feature & Follow #10: How I Write Book Reviews
Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It is where we, book bloggers, can meet new people and gain followers as well!
This week's question is suggested by Blue Books and Butterflies.
How do you write your reviews?
I'm planning to write a separate discussion post about how I write my reviews, but I guess I'll do a summary here. Haha!
First, I am, in no way, a professional writer so my reviews are not very organized and I do commit mistakes. Haha! I write reviews simply because I love sharing my thoughts about the books I read.
It usually takes me 2-3 drafts before I post the final one. Haha! My book review is divided into sections: Book description, book summary (mostly from Goodreads), the review proper and about the author section.
The book review proper, also called My Thoughts, is composed of, well, my thoughts about the book's plot, world-building (if any), characters and the writing style of the author. At the end is a conclusion and my rating for the book. For non-fiction, I usually write a review based on what I learned from the book, how relevant the theme/topic of the book is to my life, the author's writing style and then a conclusion.
I'm not sure how I do in the "reviewing" department. But I feel happy when people tell me that they like my review. Haha!
That's all folks! How do you write your reviews?
PS. I'm always open for constructive criticism of my blog content, so don't hesitate to comment or send me an e-mail. I want to improve this blog and be an avenue of bookish love! :)