So I've been thinking about a few things these days and I have some nagging questions that refuse to fade away. I've tracked all the books I've reviewed on this blog and I was wondering: do you guys LIKE the books I read? When I started this site, I thought it was going to be primarily YA, but ever since Pirate Penguin came into existence, I seem to be branching out into different genres. (although of course they're to my taste. I don't really care for murder mysteries or suspense...sorry James Patterson.) But then again, there are so many books that don't necessarily fall under YA, but are just as good. Another thing that's bothering me is the way I review. Do you guys honestly and truly like my style of reviewing? I feel like I mostly summarize what I read and then throw in some of my thoughts. (it's kinda like a messy recipe) I summarize since I believe that sometimes the descriptions given on books aren't always the best. I know I judge a book not only by its cover but by how the synopsis is. I don't want to read about something that doesn't interest me AT ALL. Here's what I'm talking about:
Ex: Gina wanted Daren. Daren wanted nothing to do with Gina.
What I find interesting: Gina, the girl who has it all but never wanted any of it, only wants one thing: Daren. Daren, on the other hand, wants Gina but can't deny what happened two years ago that summer night and so refuses to look at her.
See, THIS IS WHAT BRINGS THE PROSPECTIVE READER IN. I want to accomplish that with my reviews. So should I make them shorter? Should I just cut out the summarizations and just jump into my review?
I guess you could say I'm having a "reviewing crisis". ;P Call it nerves, confusion, chicken salad*, I don't care. I'd really like your input since you guys are my audience and basically the driving force behind the blogging world.
*this saying is actually from some of the characters of Sarah Dessen's Along For The Ride. I really loved it, and I use it in real life, hah. Just wanted you to know so you don't think I invented some cool slang.