Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year, New Review Format



I've been struggling with my book review format for a while now. I'm bored with it. I get bored easily. Sigh! Any way, I figured with it being a new year and all, I'd change my format. But to what? I couldn't decide. Sometimes I just have random thoughts about books and no over arching feeling. I love the way Kami and Kimberly do their reviews. They both just sort of bullet point some thoughts they had while reading the book.  I thought I'd steal their format, change it up a bit and try it out for the year. You'll have to tell me what you think. Have a Happy New Year!  



22 comments:

  1. Changing the format to make reviewing more fun is definitely the right thing to do! Part of the reason I do the Short and Tweet reviews is because I don't always want to do a lengthy review, I just want to say yes, no, kind of I liked a book. I can't wait to see what you come up with- but don't be afraid to change it up as much as you want!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to see how it goes.

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  2. I want to change too and I don't know what I'll be doing either!

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    1. I like your review format. But getting tired of it is no fun.

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  3. I like the idea of bullet points! Sometimes it's hard to get your thoughts together beyond 'I liked this, this, and this' or didn't like these things...now how to do I form that into something that makes sense? I hope it works for you!

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    1. Exactly. I think bullet points will just make things easier.

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  4. I know what you mean. That's why I changed mine. I was bored with my old one. I hope this one helps. Good luck!

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  5. Dot points are a really good idea. I keep meaning to change my review format because really, I don't have one, but for some reason I keep getting stuck in a rut and doing the same thing over and over.

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    1. Yeah, I should have changed it up awhile ago.

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  6. Great idea, looking forward to seeing the new format! I always wonder whether to change mine but I have a feeling I wouldn't be able to stick to it.

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    1. Yeah, it's going to be hard to get out of my, "good vs bad" way of doing it.

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  7. I like my bullet format, but sometimes I feel like it isn't very informative. My bullets sometimes turn out as random thoughts I had while reading.

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    1. Yeah, and I'm afraid I'll be more spoiler-y. I'll see what happens.

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  8. I liked you're review style, but I totally understand changing it. My current bullet points style is the longest I've ever used one format for reviews, mostly because it's easy.

    I would agree with Kami, they usually turn out random, but whatever. I do what I want! (And you should too!)

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  9. Bullet points make reviews nice and easy to read. I couldn't write reviews that way, but I like reading them. I'll be interested to see which format you like better.

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    1. Yeah. I'll probably end up hating it. That would suck.

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  10. I like the bullet point reviews, but don't think I'd be able to pull it off. I need to change up my review style too, but have no idea what to do. Looking forward to seeing what you decide!

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    1. Yeah. I probably won't pull it off but oh well.

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  11. Sounds like a great plan. I have a format I use when my "normal" reviewing style just isn't happening on a book.

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    1. Yeah. Some books just don't review easy, do they?

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