How I Review
One of the big things that I always do before starting any book is set up my Review or Quick Thoughts post. It’s one of those things that I can do that puts my mind at ease. The biggest reason I do that so early is it allows me to jump into my reviewing as quickly as I can. I typically write my reviews in one of two ways.
Way #1: After I finish the book, I go to my draft post for the book. I go through and write down my initial thoughts quickly. Sometimes I have one issue that I want to discuss in depth, other times I make lots of one sentence paragraphs. After I ‘clear’ my head of what I want to say immediately, I walk away from the computer. Later (later that day or sometimes a few days later) I will come back to the review and flesh out my thoughts. Giving myself some time to think can help me figure out what to say. If I don’t have much to add, I might take those one sentence paragraphs and make the post a Quick Thoughts review rather than a full review.
Way #2: If I’m able to, I will go to my draft post for the book and write down my thoughts as I’m reading the book. Nothing terribly fancy. Quick bullet points of what I’m thinking about things. After I finish the book, I add additional thoughts after finishing and then follow my other review style.