Tell Me Something Tuesday: July 14, 2020

Posted July 14, 2020 by Jen in TMST Tags:

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.

July 14: Does your reviewing style change depending on the book?

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: it mostly depends on the format of the book. For almost all reviews, I typically open the review with a short (1-2 paragraph) synopsis of the plot, followed by what really worked for me and then what didn’t work for me/issues I had with the story. The only time I really veer from that is when I review anthologies.

I have a different format and style for ebooks/print than audiobooks, with the primary difference being the discussion of the narrator and the impact on my enjoyment. I also tend to write shorter reviews for novellas than full-length novels. And in anthologies, I will write short 2-3 sentence reviews for each story. Sometimes I’ll rate each story, but I always give an “overall” rating for the anthology.

What about you? Tell Me Something and leave a comment!