Talk To Me
is a no-nonsense discussion feature on this blog. No-nonsense means I’m too lazy to make it look pretty. It’s exactly what the title suggests: I’m going to pose a question or tell you my own opinion about something, and I want to know what you think about it! Obviously feel free to write up your own post on the topic and link it in the comments.
Bloggers, I have a question for you! Recently, I realized I mainly review books, movies and TV shows that I liked, so there’s a much higher percentage of favorable reviews on my blog. Naturally, I was wondering if you do the same, or if I should make more of an effort to share negative reviews as well.
When it comes to books, I’ve been neglecting blog reviews, because I always write down a quick reaction after finishing a book on Goodreads. When I review on the blog, I have to include a picture and a blurb and… yes, okay I’m just lazy, I know. When I do review books on my blog, however, it is mainly the ones I really liked. I’ve certainly reviewed a few mediocre or bad ones, but more often than not I’ll want to share my enthusiasm rather than my bad experience with a book. And with movies and TV shows I mainly just write posts about the ones I like, because it’s often a mix of review and recommendation, so when I don’t like something I just move on.
I know a lot of people like scathing reviews, because they can be hilarious, and if I really disliked a book and someone expresses my grievances with it in a funny way I’m not going to complain (like this review of Throne of Glass or this one). Personally, I absolutely will give a book a bad review, but I usually don’t feel comfortable writing very harsh reviews (I say usually to cover my ass in case I’ll write a one tomorrow) and I don’t always enjoy reading them. So posting them for the fun factor is out for me, which means I’ll be even less motivated to share it – ergo, I tend to share positive reviews more often, because I. WANT. PEOPLE. TO. READ. THE. BOOK. You know, because it would make their life better, not so I can talk about it some more with them. I’m altruistic like that.
Do you share more positive reviews than negative ones on your blog, or do you mostly share positive ones? Do you crosspost all your Goodreads reviews or can you give me a run for my money in terms of laziness?