THAT IS THE QUESTION!
The question that keeps me up at night………whether or not I should write book reviews on my blog.
I mean, who am I anyway? Is there anyone who even cares what I’ve got to say about a book beyond my star rating? Do people even read book reviews any more or just skim to the ‘important’ bits?
Personally, I struggle to read every book review that pops up in my email; choosing only to read reviews on the books that are already on my radar and focusing on reading more of the fun posts – memes, tags, awards.
I find both writing and reading book reviews a tad tedious and extremely time-consuming.
And while I absolutely do understand the importance of book reviews to publishers, authors and readers…..am I really qualified to express my opinion in the form of an actual review?
Well….YES and NO.
I am certainly very new to the whole book blogging thing…STILL….and will feel like a newbie for quite a while to come.
Also I have barely written a book review since high school….an undisclosed number of years ago….other than the few already on this blog….and don’t have a thorough knowledge of bookish terms and writing stuff.
What I do have though, are very definite opinions on what I do and don’t like in a book. And a desire to talk all things bookish and to be involved in the bookish community.
So what will happen if I decide not to post book reviews? Will I still be a book blogger?
And if I do decide to continue posting book reviews should I simplify my format; making them less time consuming to write and quicker to read? Are there other…easier/better ways to ‘review’ books without creating a formal style book review with long paragraphs and so, so, so much writing?
Am I overthinking the whole thing and should I just write whatever makes me happiest on any given day…because well…it is my blog…and my happy place?