For my first proper Friday Feature– a weekly post in which I’ve decided that basically anything goes – I want to get something off my chest.
Why is it so hard to write good reviews?
I don’t know why, but when I LOVE a book, like seriously love it, I find it really hard to construct a decent review.
Is it just me? Is it because I’d rather slag something off than think about what I liked about it?
It’s easy to have a rant, whether it’s a good rant or bad one, but to seriously review a book you’ve loved is pretty daunting. Take Twilight for example (yes, you’re allowed to snort in derision), I love it and I’ve read it a really embarrassing amount of times, yet I completely agree that it’s trashy, often derivative and full of really unattractive character traits.
I might agree with a lot of the bad press it gets but I still love it and I have no idea why. So I’ve never written a review of it. (It is however one of the books on my Rereads Challenge so you can laugh at my attempt at some point!)
So guys, I’m opening it up for discussion, feel free to tell me if I’m just weird:
Do you prefer to write good or bad reviews (I’m guessing most of you will say good reviews, because you’re all so lovely), and which do you find easiest to tackle?