If I go to Goodreads, I see at least four books that I have finished and have yet to review:
- Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
- The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
- Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
- For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
And if I was to follow the promise I made last year when the drama happened with Goodreads deleting reviews, I still have so many reviews to cross-post here.
So what’s going on?
I think I’m falling out of love with reviews.
I’m not sure I was ever really in love with reviews, but I certainly looked forward to typing up my thoughts about a book as soon as I finished. It was almost a completion of a cycle for me. But as soon as you fall out of the habit of doing it, it becomes harder and harder to want to write about it.
And yet, I still enjoy discussing books. What’s the difference between a review and discussion?
I don’t know. I don’t think any of my reviews have been anything more than me just talking about the book. But I sometimes wish there was more of a dialogue about the books than simply just a one-way conversation.
Perhaps if I could begin vlogging like I have been wanting to, where I simply state out loud my thoughts about the books or do a group video with others that have read it. It’s certainly worth considering.
But reviews have always been the way that I record my thoughts on a book because my memory is always so shoddy once some time has passed since its completion. I think more than anything, I need to return to reviewing a book as soon as I finish. But I still need to figure out how to increase discussion. Let’s rant about books together!