With Regards to Reviews
You may (or may not) have noticed that I haven’t posted a whole lot of reviews on here. There are a couple reasons for that.
1) I get extremely anxious about writing. I’m working on getting over that and that’s part of what this blog is here for – to get me excited about writing again.
2) I AGONIZE over numerical ratings. They change for me each time I read a book. My feelings on a book definitely depend on my mood and my preferences and I definitely don’t want to send someone away from a book that they could love just because it contained my pet peeves.
3) I feel like I should just pick a format and stick to it and I literally have over a dozen pages in a notebook right now filled with review style/formatting ideas. I can’t decide.
4) I’m always afraid I’ll leave something important out. Something I overlooked while reading, something I LOVED but forgot while I was writing, etc.
What does this all mean? I’m going to start writing reviews however I feel like and stress less.
You’re also probably not going to see any sort of numerical rating system from me here. I presently don’t review for anywhere that requires a numerical system anyways, so I’m good on that front for now.
I’m also probably going to start putting spoiler-ish type things in white text with a warning? I don’t like having reviews with spoilers so I’ll avoid them most of the time but I also created this blog so I could scream about books in a place where I might find others who feel the same way.
That all being said, I have between half a dozen and a dozen book reviews started and sitting in fragments in my drafts. I hope to start pushing them out later this week. Fingers crossed!
And the Blog as a Whole
Also, posts are still going to be sporadic. I’m still having health problems. I’m trying to get it all under control without going to a specialist because I’m living as a single income household with two special needs pets and doctors cost $$$. Please be patient with me! I promise I’ll get back to better content later but for now it’s just posts in-between bouts of feeling so awful all I can do is lie in bed and wait it out.
This also means I have less access to books. I might start doing more non-book content? Maybe? We’ll see. Libby has been a total save lately! My libraries even added a bunch of new books lately so I’m not stuck with the same old material.
I’m posting this partially as an update and partially so I have something out there publicly to sort of have some sort of accountability to push through everything and get some posts and reviews up again.
Thanks for sticking around, everyone!