Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you are having a great first weekend of December and getting some of those things on your holiday to-do list done. I'm pretty much done with my shopping and just need to wrap it all, then my gifts are all done! Yay! Next weekend, I will be in NYC (cannot wait!), and then the holiday baking starts ... oh boy. I love baking, and have a few new recipes that I want to test out to see if they are worth making for the holidays. I will have to post pics of all the delicious things that I make. Now, onto the Friday fun ...
What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!
I have a lot of book pet peeves (I'm picky, what can I say), but I will not list them all here, just my biggest ones.
I hate when chapters aren't consistent in length. I know, this is weird. But I like having chapters that are all around the same length. Authors, choose either short or long! Nothing aggrevates me more than when one chapter is 35 pages, and the next chapter is only 3 pages. It really throws me off and I can't get into a steady reading rythym (whenever I'm pressed for time, I like to say, "I will read one chapter now." Or, "I can read about five chapters now.") Like I said, this is a weird pet peeve.
I also hate it when characters have no depth. When the character doesn't bring anything to the table, I sometimes feel like I just want to walk away from the book. If they aren't bringing anything to the table, then why should I stay and read?!?
Writing Reviews 101: What's your process for writing book reviews? Any tips or suggestions you would recommend to other bloggers?
My biggest tip to bloggers would be to write your review as quickly as possible. It's sometimes hard to remember the details of the book a week or so after you finished reading the book. If you realize something after you read the book, then just go back and change your review (easy to do if you plan out your reviews and have them scheduled a few weeks from now). That's my biggest tip and the thing that I do consistently when I write my reviews.
Do you have any review tips? What are your book pet peeves? Let me know, and have a happy Friday!