Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books , here different topics will be discussed.
This week’s topic is ‘How to write your favourite post’, which is a very interesting topic, but I also have no idea how to start this discussion haha.
Well I guess the most logical place to start is figuring out what actually is my favourite post to write! I think my favourite posts to write are reviews, just because I love sharing my thoughts on books! Which are also the posts that get the least views haha, I know views is not the most important thing, but it can be a bit demotivating at times, since some reviews take a long time to write! Sometimes it is just hard to gather all my thoughts and write them out in a logical way!
Other posts I really like to write are lists, so posts like Top Ten Tuesday, Top Five Tuesday and Top Five Saturday! As you might have noticed I try to participate in all of these! But sometimes I don’t like to topic haha, or I just don’t know what to do with a certain topic! But some topics really make you think and look back at books you’ve read in the past. And that sometimes really reminds my about how much I loved certain books, and makes me want to reread/continue the series/ pick up more from an author!
But for the rest of the post I will continue talking about book reviews! When I just started blogging I really tried making notes for each book that I read, so that writing reviews would be easier. But this made reading feel more like a job instead of doing it for pleasure. I do sometimes still make notes for ARCs, or if I really don’t want to forget something I will make a quick note on my phone. But no notebook with thoughts anymore..
So now I try to write my reviews as soon as possible after finishing the book, since I don’t want to forget what my thoughts were haha! Sometimes when I don’t do this I do have the problem of remembering what I thought haha! Especially for books that were just mediocre, and I don’t have that many thoughts.
But recently I’ve been implicating the CAWPILE rating system (see explanation here!). This really helps me gathering my thoughts. Sometimes I do not write my review immediately, but I do fill in CAWPILE. So when I look back at that when I write the actual review I can go and explain each rating that I give. If, for example, I gave 5/10 for characters, I can just go and explain why in my opinion these characters were mediocre. Or if I gave 9/10 I can probably go and explain why they were almost perfect. This really helps me! And if you struggle with gathering your thoughts for writing reviews, I really recommend trying out this system!
Of course when I have strong feelings about a book, will it be love or hate, it makes it easier to write reviews. For those reviews sometimes I just sit down and write a full review in 10 minutes haha! Although sometimes it is hard to write a review for a book I absolutely love, most of the time the review is basically ‘I love this book, read it!’
I have no idea what to say more?! I hope this was a good enough discussion! (Just a small mention, I really like writing these discussion as well, but I really cannot come up with topics myself, so this meme really helps! Shout out to Rukky haha!)