22 May 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #11

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week, 2 blogs will be featured allowing everyone to discover some new blogs!

I would really appreciate it if you followed me through GFC or Bloglovin', leave a comment below and I would definitely follow back! :) You can also follow/friend me through Goodreads or Twitter!

Question of the week: How do you write your reviews?

I try and take notes as I read, either on my computer or on my phone but sometimes I am just not in the mood for it so I leave reviewing to the end. I don't review all the books I read, there are just so many that I don't feel strongly about so there really isn't much to say :/

I usually make sure I cover the following main points:
- Writing
- World Building
- Romance/the feels
- Characters (development, likability, relatability)
- Plot (pacing, predictability etc.)

I also try to keep it spoiler-free! I will always indicate if there are spoilers in the review.

How do you write yours?
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18 comments:

  1. Great main points for your reviews!
    New GFC follower
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  2. Those are great points - good job. New Follower. My FF

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  3. I talk about pretty much the same categories in my reviews, I feel like those are the main things that can make or break a book.
    New bloglovin' follower :)

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

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    1. I agree! Some times just one lousy factor can spoil the whole book :/

      I followed back!

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  4. Sorry, messed up on my link. Here's the right one: The Boundless Book List

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  5. I really like how you wrote the main points that you concentrate on and I do like the honesty of your reply :)

    My Follow Friday

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  6. I try to discuss the things that you listed. I also try really hard to not include spoilers. I don't want to ruin it for someone else. Old follower!

    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

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  7. Hopping through. That sounds about how I write my reviews. I don't have the elements laid out, but that's generally what I like to cover.
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  8. I agree on the spoilers. I try to keep them out but if I must include something than I indicate verbally very well to let readers know to stop reading if they don't want to be spoiled.

    New GFC and Goodreads followers.
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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    1. Yes! I get quite annoyed when I read a review with spoilers that are not clearly indicated.

      I followed back! :)

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  9. I'm such a perfectionist that it takes me a while to think of what to write and then I just hope that I can get it down the way I had it in my head.

    My FF: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/05/feature-follow-friday-writing-reviews.html

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  10. Nice response :D I usually just wing it. Sometimes I feel like I should take notes or whatnot but I end up not doing that.

    New GFC follower :D

    Maura @ Monsterofbooks.blogspot.com

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  11. Great that you have main points to follow! I like to try and take notes as I'm reading too. :)

    New follower via Bloglovin'!

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  12. I also highlight passages/quotes or write notes on post-its to help me remember to reference stuff in my reviews.

    New Twitter follower! :)

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  13. I do the same thing with my reviews. I make sure I cover the same main topics that you do. I do review every book I read though, even mediocre ones. I like to give my opinion of everything I read. I don't take any notes while I'm reading. I think I probably should but I just can't take the time away from the story to do that. But it would be helpful when I get to writing the actual reviews a few days later.

    Old follower!
    My FF!

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  14. Great idea! Those are seriously all the points I'm thinking of when I decide whether or not I enjoyed a book! I agree about spoilers! Sometimes it's hard not to include them, so when I do, I warn readers, too!

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