Join me as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Do you review everything you read?
This question is thanks to Bookworm Brandee and a conversation we had during lunch a couple weeks ago (yes, I was lucky and got to have lunch with her!). I was talking about how I’m months and months behind on reviews and she mentioned some sage advice she received from a friend. This friend is not a blogger (we love her anyway!) and sometimes looking at our situation from outside that mindset is so elucidating. This friend said, “Review 1 of the books you review a week.”
Whoa! Don’t review everything you read?!
What a thought! LOL! I know, I’m being dramatic, but it was an eye-opening moment for me. No one ever told me that I HAVE to review every book I read. I don’t get paid to do this… so why in the world am I stressing myself out about reviewing all these books I read months and months ago? Because I have this crazy, self-imposed idea that I SIMPLY MUST review every book I read on the blog.
Obviously I have an obligation to review the books I received for review. And I am a book blogger and reviews are kind of the WHOLE POINT of book blogging. But I’m done stressing myself out about them. So thanks Brandee and friend 🙂 (I have no idea how she feels about having her name on the blog, so I’m not using it).
I do, however, still have this strangely obsessive need to share everything I’ve read. So I’m starting a new “feature.” I asked Michelle to do my logo (Limabean Designs) and she helped me come up with the name. One very appropriate but not so catchy name on the table was “Berls can read a lot but didn’t want to review them so here they are” LOL! I’m going with something a little less wordy and more fun:
Didn’t she do a nice job (as always)? Anyway, I’m going to start giving you the covers, synopsis, star rating and 1 to 2 sentences about books I’ve read with this new feature as my way of handling those books I can’t seem to get reviews written for… and technically don’t have to.
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