4 Quick Ways To Write A #BookReview And Overcome Your Fears #MondayBlogs

Have you ever wanted to write a review for a book you’ve enjoyed but didn’t know where to begin? Check out fellow blogger Rosie Amber’s guide to writing a review.

Rosie Amber

Authors WANT  Reviews

Make an Author's Day

Simple! How many times have you read pleas on social media for readers to write reviews? – Probably Loads.

Does the thought of writing a book review send you racing to the hills? – I can see plenty of you nodding in agreement.

WHAT holds you back?

Reading Soft edge

6 common replies:

I can’t write.

I can’t write paragraphs about a book.

I don’t know what to write.

I’m afraid of what people will think of my review.

I’m an author and don’t want a backlash on my own books.

I don’t have the time.

Let’s turn this around

I can’t write – I bet if you can read, you can write.

I can’t write paragraphs about a book – Good News, Amazon accepts one sentence reviews now as do many other sites.

I don’t know what to write – Ah! Quick Question – Why did you like or Dislike…

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10 thoughts on “4 Quick Ways To Write A #BookReview And Overcome Your Fears #MondayBlogs

  1. Ah, reviews are a challenge sometimes, I find books I dislike a lot more challenging but there is always a constructive way to approach even the bad books, except for Fifty Shades and The Da Vinci Code of course.

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      1. I don’t have that tolerance, if I dislike a book I need to share why…I can’t help myself, I suppose the fear of other people losing money and reading time on a book is something I don’t want for others. I am just too nice.

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        1. You have a point. However, I always feel everyone has different tastes. I gently tell an author that I will not be reviewing their book and why, but that doesn’t mean every reader will agree with me.


          1. True, I think it is different for me as I usually do whatever I get from shops as opposed to real people, as it were, which I get far less of but I usually find the more testing.

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  2. One of my problems is the disparity between Goodreads and Amazon star ratings. I often rate 3 star, meaning “I Liked it / it was a good read / a decent investment of my time”, as opposed to my 5 star interpretation “It was so great I’ll still be affected in years to come”, and the 4 star slightly lower version of that. But I hear the reading community interpret 3 stars as a negative and turn away from choosing that book?

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