Ah writing reviews of books is so easy. Don’t be dramatic.
*Don’t. You. Dare. Complete. That. Sentence.*
SAID NO ONE EVER. DUH.
I literally have so many issues with reviewing books. And most of the times, I end up sounding like a broken record,repeating the same things again and again.
Dear professional Reviewers: HOW ARE YOU SO PERFECT IN PENNING YOUR THOUGHTS DOWN SO COHERENTLY?That’s seriously a whole new level of awesome. Please do teach me how NOT to sound boring. Instead,teach me how to be crisp and professional.
Enough of all that pointless blabbering. I’m sure you guys face the same struggles .If you don’t, then you are a genius, okay?
Here are six reasons why I find it really hard to review books:
*all gifs from le interwebs*
1. Being as clueless as a potato.
You’ve just finished one heck of a book. You’re suffering. You’re crying. UGLY CRYING. And then you pick yourself up, hop onto WordPress to write a review for that book. As soon as your fingers hit the keyboard you’re mind goes blank. You’re just like, “Hey, I had a lot to talk about. I’m not an amnesiac. Or am I?”
So you just start hitting random alphabets and it’s basically ASFDSHDJEDND.
2. Geez. I like word-vomiting.
Raise your hands if you have ever done this. I sure have. Since you’re totally blank, your feels get the better of you and they completely hijack your brain.
Symptoms that show that you’ve been a victim of this beast:
A) What’s that sound you hear? Ah that’s qwerty crying because of the pressure you’ve been putting on it.
B) Fingers aching? That’s okay. I’ll get this review done first. *that’s sarcasm for you*
C) Bloodshot eyes? You bet.
D) Feeling the urge to scream externally but you’re too busy screaming internally.
3. Auto-Correct and Grammatical Errors
Obviously, if you’re going 120 km/hr, you are bound to become a prey of auto-Correct. Not to mention the truck loads of punctuation marks you’ve missed, completely messing up grammar*so much that it hardly makes any sense*
REVIEWS BECOME EXTREMELY HARD TO WRITE BECAUSE OF THIS ONE FACT.
Yo where da precision at, now, DUDE?
4. Editing sentences and re-editing the editted sentences.
I like my reviews to be perfect. PURR-FECT. This can be a problem sometimes and that’s maybe the reason why you guys get tiny posts from Anj. Editing cuts out all the rants outta it. But I suck at editing, so I have to RE-EDIT the entire lot. Deal with it. My reviews are either too small or too large. There’s no in-between. And not being able to balance that is so.frustrating.
*that’s maybe the reason why Anj posts reviews inconsistently*
I’ll have the time of my life reading my fellow book bloggers’ reviews. But posting one? Here’s the excuse I give: I’m lazy. And so, my friends, I may have read the book two months ago, but the review will arrive only after long stretches of days of procrastinating and freaking out.
5. Coherency? What’s that?
Talk about being organized. My reviews are all over the place. I’m not even kidding. In the first paragraph of my review, I’ll be very systematic and then in the next, it’s all GUSHING. GUSHING EVERYWHERE. To patch up the lack of coherency, GIFS to the rescue.
I love gifs but I find myself using one for every paragraph. *but then, one part of my brain is always ordering me to use more, thereby crumbling my resolve* YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. Anj’s reviews are gush fests.
6. Does anyone even read my reviews?
We’ve all been through this phase. Putting your blood, sweat and tears into your reviews (no matter how incoherent it is) and then it’s not cared for by the world.
No, but seriously. Does anybody even read reviews now-a-days? Ahhh. *cries*
THAT’S ABOUT IT! HOPE YOU GUYS LIKED READING THIS POST!!
Until next time,