The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!
This Week’s Question
On average, how long does it take you to write a review?
Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.
Well, this is an excellent and difficult to answer question 😂
Honestly, the length of time it takes me to write a review is directly proportional to how much I enjoyed the book. If it’s a one or two star read for me, I don’t spend a lot of time talking about it, if I bother to write a review at all. Which I usually don’t because then I have to think about this book I didn’t enjoy for even longer than just the unpleasant reading experience. If it’s a book I find truly problematic, I’ll write something quickly and put it on Goodreads. Otherwise, why waste my limited mental capacity cobbling together a review for a book I would sooner forget?
Now if it’s a three star read, I spend a little more time because at least I enjoyed the book, even if it didn’t blow me out of the water. I like to give books that I enjoyed due diligence when it comes to writing my review. Three stars usually means it’ll take me about half an hour to put together a decent review, if my brain is cooperating that day.
Four star reads really bump up the review writing time. These are books that I loved, even if they didn’t quite reach the five star range, so I want to do them justice with my review! I usually take less notes when I’m really enjoying a book, too, so it makes writing the review a little more time-consuming as I flip through the book trying to remember certain things I wanted to talk about. I usually takes me an hour or so to write up a review for a four star read.
When it comes to a five star read, however, it takes 50 years and a precise alignment of the stars for me to come anywhere close to a coherent review. I might be exaggerating a bit… but only a little! I swear, when I truly love a book, it’s almost impossible for me to write a review without coming off like a weirdo who suddenly forgot how words work 😅 All I want to do is keyboard smash and yell “READ THIS NOW!” But five star reads deserve so much more than my capslocked ramblings! So I will sit for hours trying to write something that will make the book shine as much as it did for me while I was reading it. I don’t know if I fully achieve this, but I certainly try!