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October 23, 2013

Writing Slumps

Am I the only one going through a review writing slump?

    Ive read some great books the past 2 months but I have yet to write more than 3 reviews on said books. I guess Ive just been more in a "reading isolation" mood than a "writing dissection."

Every week I will list the books I'm reading or just finished with a short rating. For Example;
                  Pods by Michelle Pickett
        Plot: 4/5 (great concept, poor execution)
        Characters: 4/5
        Cover: 2/5 (Too photo shopped)
       Overall: 3/5


The goal of doing this is to let you know I'm alive as well as a way for me to keep track of what reviews I need to write.

What is you rating scale? Comment below please

TTFN,
Ashley

4 comments:

  1. You don't have to review all the books you read, especially if you're reading a lot. I don't really write reviews on classics, older fantasy, or most books I'm reading for my classes, pretty much limiting my reviews to YA and the occasional non-YA fun read that I have.

    Your mini-review stats sounds like a good feature, though. Maybe you can add a couple of lines about the book afterwards to add interest.

    That rating scale is a good idea. I tend to weigh more heavily on characters and pacing because I think those elements can make or break a book.

    Thanks for the insightful post! I miss hearing your thoughts on things; book things and life things included.

    Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge

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    1. I think I will add like a mini synopsis so far of the book im reading, then include a cover as well.

      I broke my scale down like that because I do base books by character and covers. So if the cover sucks (unattractive) but the character building is fantastic then I would want people to pick it up.

      I will be posting more often since midterms are over for me. There will be a post monthly that isnt book related. Its a surprise that will be posted on Nov 1st

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    2. I know what you mean about the cover. Even if a book is good, it's hard to compete on a visual level, especially with so many eye-catching YA book covers coming out these days. And I've been fooled by an okay book with an amazing cover too. Haha.

      That works. :)

      Yay, congrats on finishing your midterms! I'm just starting to reach the peak of my midterms.

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  2. My name is George Pritchard Harris. I write novels in the literary tradition.

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    Four Fathers, Volume II “Huckleberry Friend” will be available as a free Ebook download for 48 hours from November 2d to Midnight (PST) November 3rd. Here’s the link-
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    Please let your followers know. Please also take advantage of this free promotion. Finally, if you wish, please write a review for Amazon and/or Goodreads.

    Please contact me for any reason- gph73@yahoo.com

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