Hello, my friends! I know this is an odd day for me to be posting since I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but I wanted to announce something, and I feel like this is the main way all of you guys follow me the most, so I decided this is where I wanted to talk about it.
So, Jess @ Beaucoup Books posted this awesome discussion on writing book reviews that I really loved. While writing a super long comment, I got this sort of idea, and I realized how much I really wanted to do this idea. So, it’s all thanks to her for the inspiration!
Confession time: I hate writing reviews. It’s just not my favorite thing. It’s one of the many reasons why I quit Goodreads, writing reviews has always been a burden to me on the blog, and the days I post reviews on my blogs are always so meh for me because not too many people actually seem to read and enjoy them. But, I love talking about books. I love recommending books. I love promoting books that don’t get talked about a lot. But how can I do that in a more entertaining way?
So, I decided to start a new feature, much like I do often. I’m calling this new feature Book Spotlight. Basically, I’m going to keep reviewing books. The information on the book I’ll call “The Lowdown” and the review part will be “The Review” (I think), and then I thought, “Why not create more discussion?” So, for all the books I’ll review, I’m probably going to talk about an aspect of the book.
So, for example, if I was reading Six of Crows for the first time, I might talk about authors whose books have improved over time or authors whose earlier books I didn’t like, but enjoy their later works. Or if I had read The Winner’s Curse, I’d talk about some unpopular opinions I have regarding books. So, I’ll definitely review the actual content of the book, but I’ll also talk about a little something else so we can finally get some conversation going regarding reviews, they’ll be more fun to write, and because they’ll be more interesting for you guys (hopefully). It’ll be starting next week, and I hope you tune in!
Also, I’m taking a little hiatus from Instagram! I’ll probably come back before April is over, but I need to take new photos, and I don’t have anything ready, so I’m taking a little break. Spring break is (FINALLY) coming up for me next Thursday, so, I’ll probably be working on the blog and taking pictures because I’m lame.
Anyone, that’s all I wanted to say! I hope you enjoy this new feature as much as I will!
What do you think about my new feature? Any opinions on writing book reviews?