I missed by Blog Birthday completely because someone May is already halfway effing over. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but the first six weeks of stay-at-home issues dragged by, so I’m not sure where the last two weeks went. How did they blow by so fast? Anyway, thankfully The Orangutan Librarian (who I adore, btw) mentioned in her blogoversary post that we are blog birthday buddies and reminded me that it is, in fact, halfway through the month. Thanks friend!
Things are a little different here on Never Not Reading than when I started. Boy, how my life has changed. I’m at my fourth job since I started the blog, and starting a new career as a librarian. I am NOT reading anyone else’s blogs, which I hate but will hopefully change in the next week or so. I’m reading a lot more variety.
And, let’s be honest, I’m running out of blogging steam.
In this top section you want to include basic information about the book. Especially consider including:
Genre or Genres
Age Group if Applicable
Link to Goodreads, Amazon, or Book Depository
If you received an ARC in exchange for a fair review, this is a great place to include that information and/or thank the author/publisher.
This is where you copy/paste the blurb from Goodreads or Amazon. I like to put mine in italics to make it stand out as a summary, but many bloggers choose to put it in a text box or use a different font-style.
In this paragraph you will re-summarize the book. It’s very important that you say more or less the same thing as the blurb, but go into a little more detail. This is how people know you have actually read the book. Bonus if you can go into enough detail that you spoil things without realizing it. If at all possible make your summary last at least two paragraphs so that your reader won’t lose interest. Continue reading “How to Write a Great Book Review”→