Since in the past I posted another bookish confession and there was a good response from most of you guys, I’ve decided to make this a (once a month, or every two months) feature on the blog. It’s basically just what is sounds like: I confess something related to books that you may not know about me. It seems like fun 🙂
This is the part where every single book blogger that I have ever interacted with comes at me with pitchforks. But first let me explain:
Book Blogging, in it’s majority, includes book reviews. However, I don’t read book reviews.
I don’t read book reviews the typical way. I have my own ways to read book reviews.
Here’s an example of how I would read a review of a book I’ve heard of and have plans of reading in the future:
Let’s assume the picture above is a book review of yours. I first read the Title, Author and Genre, to see if it’s something in my interest range. If it is, i’ll proceed to see the summary. Then, I’ll read your initial words on the book (because that’s how I’ll decide if your review is spoilery or not xD). Sometimes I read quotes from the book, sometimes I don’t. I read the blogger’s opinions on the plot, how she/he felt about the characters, how they felt about the romance, the verdict and their rating.
But mostly I just skim the review because I feel like even if the reviewer includes the minimum amount of spoilers, I still get biased over the book. And I like reading books without having an overall impression on them.
There are exceptions for how I read reviews, of course, like for example when I have already read the book you’re reviewing. In that case I read the whole review because I don’t need to fear for spoilers and whatnot.
However, don’t believe that because I skim a review I don’t leave a relevant enough comment. I always leave a meaningful comment regardless or not of the way I read a review.
So, that’s the end of my bookish confession! Do you do something similar? Let me know in the comments below!