Monday, November 21, 2011

Review Format

So I've been thinking about playing around with the format of my reviews. 

Right now, in my reviews, I just write them in one long review, not breaking it up. (By this I mean I don't have it split up into more parts.)
 I've been thinking about changing it so that it would look more like this:
Overview:
my opinion
Plot:
My opinion
Characters:
my opinion
Writing:
my opinion
Miscellaneous:
This is where I say anything that I want to add about the book that doesn't fit in the categories above. 
(It won't actually be called miscellaneous)
Rating:
Which is where I post my rating. 

I'm not sure if those will be the actual categories, but you get the idea.
I like this because it may be easier to write the review if I split it up. I can be more specific. 
But I also feel that this has potential to be limiting. 

So, I'm asking you! What kind of review format do you prefer? How I write them now, where it's just random and one thing, or split up into categories. 

I may do a few like this and if I don't like it, just totally trash the idea and go back to the way I had it before. I'll play around with a few different things.  

Also, if you don't like any of these ideas, let me know how you like to read reviews!

Let me know!

2 comments:

  1. I've played around with my format before as well...the only thing about splitting it up is that sometimes I feel that I'm repeating myself...I do like to read reviews that have split up though bc I can skip around and read the important stuff...I very seldom read an entire summary...especially if it's just cut and pasted from GoodReads, Amazon, etc. I'm more interested in the individual bloggers opinion and specifics related to that opinion. Of course that's just my 2 cents ;)

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  2. I've been thinking about my review format for a while now and I haven't come up with anything I like yet.
    I know a few bloggers have stopped ratings but I don't think I like that idea since that's what I look for first.
    Good luck with your change.

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