Since school started at the end of August I've been struggling to find time to properly catch up with my writing of reviews as on an average day I have to read anywhere from 20-80 pages a day, sometimes per class. I've toyed with the idea of writing shorter reviews for some (non-review) books but am slightly hesitant as I'm afraid that I'll be tinkering with the quality of the review.

When I'm not blowing through highlighters on the train with last-minute studying, I'm always reading, and so my reading to writing ratio is nowhere near even. However, there have been some books that I've read lately (Anna Dressed in BloodA Need So Beautiful, Shade, and White Cat for starters) and have had some thoughts that I'd like to muse about.

I'm not sure how to insert a poll, and am not quite sure that'd be entirely accurate regardless. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts. It'd be most appreciated. Thanks again, everyone!

6 comments on "to mini-review or not to mini-review, that is the question"

Tina wrote: Tue Sep 20, 11:07:00 PM

What a coincidence! I was just thinking about this question too - and I think it's a really good one. Here's my point of view.

ADVANTAGES of mini-reviews:
- They're short and easy to read - perfect for readers and reviewers pressed for time.'
- They're generally non-spoilery, whereas there isn't much you can talk about in a full review without spoiling some parts of the book.

DISADVANTAGES of mini-reviews:
- They lack in detail and depth that a full review provides.
- Kind of seems unfair to give a review copy a mini-review.
- ...I can't think of any other ones, but I'm eager to see what other people think. :)

Thanks for the post! Btw, I love your blog design, it's adorable!
Tina @ Book Couture


Jenny wrote: Wed Sep 21, 12:30:00 AM

I think mini reviews are fine. If you're busy don't stress yourself out even more....except White Cat; I want to hear all the details of what you thought. ;)


kaye (paper reader) wrote: Wed Sep 21, 08:51:00 AM

I'll have to try some this weekend then, if I can get caught up enough! I'm such a blogger delinquent lately. We'll see how it goes - it'll be only for books that are not sent for review.

But I'll make sure to give White Cat the proper treatment. :)


We Heart YA wrote: Wed Sep 21, 11:04:00 AM

We think mini-reviews are fine. You can learn to say a lot in a little! And yeah, no point stressing yourself out. That defeats the whole purpose of a blog.


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews wrote: Wed Sep 21, 11:05:00 AM

I love mini-reviews, do go for them! They catch my eye, and then I might look for more reviews to decide to read or not to read.


Raimy-rawr wrote: Fri Sep 23, 08:26:00 AM

Do some mini-reviews! Id still read them and I think sometimes they are more use than full blown in depth reviews! :D


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