You READ – but do you leave REVIEWS?

Oh, yes please!
How else can we know what you like?

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


If not, why not?

I don’t have time

The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record your feelings about it.

I can’t write long fancy reviews like those I see on book review blogs

You don’t have to, Amazon, for example, only ask you to use a minimum of 25 non repeating words.

I can’t express myself very well

No-one is asking you to produce a literary masterpiece, start off with things you liked, didn’t like or a mix of both about the book, e.g.,

I liked this book because –

it reminded me of –

it made me think about –

it made me so scared I couldn’t sleep for –

it made me feel homesick for –

it made…

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle Stanley
    May 09, 2014 @ 02:23:13

    I write a lot of reviews and most aren’t posted on my blog, just a selected few. I have given low ratings but those never hit the public if my rating is below 4. The author/client is contacted and I give my reasons for doing that. The decision to edit is left to the author.

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  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin
    May 09, 2014 @ 05:12:48

    Any books that I have read by writers that I have met I review. I believe it is important to give the writer feedback.

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  3. The Story Reading Ape
    May 09, 2014 @ 07:02:38

    Thank you for the re-blog Christine 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Katie Cross
    May 12, 2014 @ 03:53:13

    Oh, I always, always review! Okay, not always. i won’t leave a review less than three stars, but other than that, yes! The feedback is so important!

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    • cicampbell2013
      May 15, 2014 @ 19:42:25

      Oh it is important. Like you, though, I don’t post bad reviews. If I don’t like a book, I’d rather say nothing or contact the author direct if I feel I have something helpful to suggest.



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