Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What I Like in a Review

My 'Just a Thought' post this week is going to wrap up my recent thoughts on reviews, or other thoughts. It's also going to be done in quick list form, because really? I love me some lists!

What I like:
-a few memes are accepted but not necessary
-no overdramatics
    -nothing rude, swears
-a breakdown of the 'score/rating'
-links to author or book on Goodreads

What I Dislike:
-a million memes
-tons of swears
-long reviews
-confusing formats
-"fake reviews"--feeling like you need to give a positive review
-unannounced spoilers
-a reiterated summary if one from Amazon or Goodreads is already given

Overall, I don't think I am that picky! There are always things that are like added bonuses like pictures, author interviews, and giveaways that are appreciated but don't make much of a difference to me.

How about you? What do you like or dislike? Anything I need to add to my own lists?


  1. So agree, I hate the rude, hater posts. There is no reason to be mean, even if you didn't like the book!

    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. Totally agreed!! It's okay to be upset, but you don't need to be mean about anything

  3. Using static images is fine, but gifs are a major turn-off for me, (in posts in general, not just reviews). They're so distracting; don't you want me to focus on your words?

    I like to see the title, author, publication date, if it's part of a series, and genre. I like the summary - whether official or in the blogger's own words - to be set apart somehow rather than just blending into the rest of the review. And I definitely prefer when bloggers include a rating.

    I guess I'm more picky about format than content, when it comes to reviews.