Hello! I just wanted to share a brief update.
My computer chose to crap out this month, after four years of being a perfectly serviceable laptop for that time. (Barring a replacement about halfway through because it started smoking…) Anyway, a few weeks ago, my laptop decided that the factory AC adapter wasn’t the right voltage anymore, and nothing I tried fixed it, so I haven’t really been around.
The good news is that I have a shiny new computer which now lets me get to wordpress and post things. The bad news is that said shiny new computer plays video games beautifully, so we are not quite back to regularly scheduled programming. I’ll let you know when we are, or, I suppose the results will be visible.
I have read a few things, mostly from netgalley, so while I work on those reviews, please tell me how you guys approach reviews. I’m genuinely curious, because it seems like a lot of people put a lot of work into them.
How do you start your review-process? Is it before, during, or after you read the book?
Do you ever decide not to review a book? Why?
What is the hardest part of writing a book review for you?
The more I think about it, the less I can believe that I’ve been blogging for a year now. That I’ve been writing book reviews, even. It’s gotten both easier and harder as I try to balance actually reviewing books with not making reading a chore. Because of this, I’ve read a bunch of books which haven’t been reviewed yet, books which really should be reviewed, except that there are so many people who have already read and reviewed it that it doesn’t feel necessary, exactly.
Like The Hunger Games; I read the first book around Christmas, and loved it. It reminded me of Battle Royale, but with a bit more plot. I read Graceling not long after, and I really, really liked it, but I can’t figure out how to put that into intelligent words. There are so many people who have already said it, and said it better than I could ever hope to, that it seems silly to do so.
But that’s not really why you’re here, is it? You’re here to see who won the giveaway. Well, if you won my giveaway, you’ll have gotten an email from me, but for the rest of you…
The Winners Are…
James P. gets Heaven is for Real!
Amelia of Nisaba Be Praised gets a Mystery Book! (brave girl.)
Didn’t win but still want a shot at free books? Well, 21 pages is hosting a give-away which ends on May 1st. Up for grabs are titles like Supernaturally, Beautiful Chaos, City of Fallen Angels, Forever, Divergent & Where She Went.