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This week's question comes from Elizabeth who blogs at Silver's Reviews.
When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?
I have a REALLY REALLY bad memory. When I first started writing reviews I'd read the book, having all kinds of insights and observations but when it came time to write the review, I'd have totally forgotten them. It was frustrating as all heck because I really think my insights are important to the kind of review I give. I don't know where I read it, but a blogger shared that they took notes when they read so it could help them remember so I tried it. HUGE difference in my reviews. HUGE. When I'm reading I have my laptop beside me or post it notes or paper and pen. When I get some kind of insight I quickly record it and then keep reading. Sometimes I have alot of insight and sometimes very little. That frees up any pressure to straight away write the review and it especially helps when the book I've just read leaves me literally speechless and it takes a few days to even begin to put something together. So far, this has really helped :)
My week in review
To my extreme amazement, I found that two sites had picked up my reviews and posted them on their web pages. First, http://www.frostfans.com/ used my review of Eternal Kiss Of Darkness and then http://www.ebookreviewsite.com/ picked up my Blood Of The White Witch review. Shocked the heck out of me to see those sites show up in my stats.
Winner of the "Ahoy Landlubber" giveaway
Book Review - Eternal Kiss Of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
Book Review - My Blood Approve by Amanda Hocking
Book Review - Blood Of The White Witch by Lacey Weatherford
Book Review - Dark Lover by JR Ward
Book Review - Lover Eternal
Also, just as a side question - This week during the "Waiting On Wednesday" meme, I added something extra to mine called "Waiting For Payday" The reason was that with so many books on my TBR or newly discovered, I couldn't buy them all and so I'm always saying "Well I'll get this on my next payday" Some people commented on how it should be a meme and they'd be part of it. So I'm curious to whether there was anyone else who thinks it would be something they'd be part of? I'm thinking it would be a Thursday meme because don't most people get paid on a Friday? Any feed back would be great :)