This is a Top Ten Tuesday post, which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Hello everyone! It’s been a while! (I feel like I write this in every post).
This is a great topic because it’s a fun retrospective of my blog and seeing how I’ve made some progress and also kind of regressed in writing reviews and also how I write in general.
My first ever review on my blog and it’s pretty bad folks. There’s misspellings, typos, and just a lot of cringe-y moments here. You’ll notice this trend where I try to rate books from a 1-10 scale instead of using the star system (which I still hate btw) but as of right now I’m not even sure how I want to rate books.
This is also one of the few books I’ve reviewed on here that wasn’t an arc because at this time I had no idea what NetGalley and Edelweiss was. Honestly I had no idea what the hell an arc was.
By the way I still have yet to finish this series….I really need to get on that I guess.
I’m actually proud of this review because I took notes while reading which made it easier for me to go back and recall some details. But I also just genuinely enjoyed this book and wanted to gush about it. I also forgot that I used to do “+” for a positive thing I liked and “-” for something I didn’t like. This did not stay long.
This was my first ever ARC review and it shows. I think I tried really hard to like this book but I really didn’t. This book was more like a 2 star read now that I come to think about it. It was kind of forgettable but now I’m remembering some of the plot I kind of hated it.
For Sadie I didn’t want to do a full on review but 1) other people had been doing and had some stunning and poetic reviews of 2) because I was kind of lazy and didn’t want to write a lot. I also just noticed that the photo I took of for this review is really huge and hard to see. But this review felt so easy but it was a great book and obviously it’s easy for me to write reviews for books I enjoyed rather than ones I don’t like and for some people it’s the the opposite.
This was my second ARC review and another favorite review of mine because it was so easy to gush over this book.
I think I like this graphic novel even more now than I did when I first read it. I’m not really sure if my review did it justice but I hope someone picked it up regardless of whether I made them or not.
This was another grapic novel ARC review. However with this one I don’t really remember too much about it. It wasn’t bad, because it does have a good message but it’s just not a book that was meant for me. I still stick by my original rating but its not a story I would ever read again.
And finally I went back to reviewing a book that wasn’t an ARC. Yet another gushy review. I’m not sure what kind of review I was going for here but it did get plenty of interaction so I’m glad about that.
So there’s my evolution of reviewing books on my blog, which is still something I’m working on and I can always improve which I guess is my advice to anyone wanting to write reviews. Keep on writing! 🙂