Reviewing books isn’t the easiest thing in the world sometimes. There are a lottt of struggles. PEOPLE THINK ITS REALLY EASY. HAVING AN OPINION IS EASY. But sharing it with the world? Better get out your map otherwise YOU WILL GET LOST.
Writing about books isn’t the easiest thing in the world because when you’re hyperventilating with excitement° about a book then it’s difficult to form words. I mean… sometimes words just don’t cover how WE FEEL. The Struggles™ is real.
° or when you really don’t like it and try to write things in a way that won’t offend while still putting across your opinion
1. YOU HAVE TO FORMULATE WORDS. THAT ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE!
We get it. . . you can write sentences that make sense.
When you love a book A LOT it’s so difficult to actually FORM WORDS ABOUT IT COHERENTLY.
T R U S T M O I.
It’s not just me! I’VE CHECKED.
The temptation to just squeal “I LOVE IT!! I LOVE (INSERT CHARACTERS NAME) SO MUCH!!! I LOVE ITTTTT SO MUCH” is crazy high and I can’t write a review (or ANY POST REALLY) without writing it at least one time.
Sometimes I really contemplate things (like when I’m reading it) but afterwards my brain just turns into a mush of “WHY DO I LOVE IT SO MUCH I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING APART FROM HOW MUCH I LOVE IT!”
2. REREADING IT OVER AND OVER TO MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDED IT ALL. . .
but then you ALWAYS end up forgetting somethinggggggg. . .
HONESTLY. I always forget something. Not just in reviews.
I’ll be thinking the entire time: “I GOTTA REMEMBER X, I GOTTA REMEMBER X. . .”
Re-reading/proof: “YUP, I’VE GOT EVERYTHING!!! WHOOP DONE!”
Schedule: “GAH I DIDN’T FORGET ANYTHING!!”
7 days after publishing review: “RUGJB I FORGOT TO MENTION X!!!!!!”
it’s a nightmare.
I’m going to forget something in this post for sure.
3. YOU CAN’T BLAB BECAUSE YOU WILL BORE PEOPLE.
“BUT WHAT ABOUT USSSS????” Wail all of our opinions and fangirling tendencies!
Having 60 line paragraphs where you fangirl SHOUT AT THE INTERNET might be satisfying for the blogger . . . but maybe not so for the reader.
What’s worse is a massive long paragraph just filled with criticism and bluntness.
THERE ARE SO MANY RULES I CANT COPE.
JK do whatever the heck you want! 😀 :p
4. STOPPING 500 TIMES TO JUST SOB OVER THE BEAUTY OF THE BOOK Tell me this isn’t just me. . .
5. TO SCHEDULE REVIEWS YOU HAVE TO BE A MATHEMATICAL GENIUS.
I. KID. YOU. NOT.
Heya to all my fellow WordPress
For everyone else: on WordPress you can schedule posts for whenever you want at whatever time HOWEVER. This happens when you write the posts. AND if you’re like me, and you schedule up to 8 posts at a time, remembering all the dates is a bit tricky (AND BY THIS I MEAN: IMPOSSIBLE) because the calendar that pops up when you go to schedule a posts doesn’t tell you if you already have a post for that day.
AND THEN. When you go to check that your scheduled posts are all there, you’ll end up having 3 posts saying “scheduled for 3 days time”. *FACE-PALM*
Confused? yeah well. . . so am i. #HaveBeenAllMyLife.
6. OH NO! YOU CAN’T SAY THAT, IT WILL OFFEND SOMEONE SOMEWHERE! THIS BOOK IS PROBLEMATIC WHY
This can actually be traumatic. If a book has got some features that people don’t agree with, and there’s been a cloud of beef about it *coughcough*ACOWARºº*coughcough* writing a review CAN STRESS YOU OUT.
ººnot just ACOWAR there are probably like 100,000,000,000 other books out there.
Or, if you didn’t really like the book. . . YOU HAVE TO FIND SOME WAY OF PUTTING THAT ACROSS NICELY. I NEVER WANT TO BE MEAN. I WOULD RATHER BE SCORCHED TO DEATH BY one millions SUNS THAN BE MEAN.
HOW. IS. THAT. DONE.
Like. . . how is that done?? Saying “yeah I didn’t like it,” isn’t really that nice, now is it?
IS THIS JUST ME? PLS SAY NO. Do I care to much about what people think of what I think??? Probably. Will this ever change? Probably not. Okay. Moving on.
And everyone’s like: ‘Share your opinion! we respect it!”
me: *brain shuts down* “HIDE ME!!! IM A FUGITIVE!” *dies*
So that’s all from me today! What are your reviewing struggles? Let me know???