If there’s one thing that I always have to remember about book blogging, it is to have fun and take breaks. When I read a book I know I’ll be reviewing, I mentally take note of things that I did and did not write. By the end of it, I’ll usually have some kind of idea of what my review will be like. Usually. Unusual cases to be discussed another time.
Anyway, I have to remember to take breaks. Sometimes I’ll pick up a book and I decide that I won’t review this. I just want to enjoy it without mentally noting stuff for a review. It’s just nice to take off the reviewer glasses and kick back with a book that you like.
For me, these are books by an author that I really liked even before the days of my book blogging. I could try and review the Agatha Christie or Terry Pratchett or Ann M. Martin books that I read, but I don’t think I would have very substantial things to say. I would probably gush about them a whole lot and leave it at that.
Other books that I don’t review include real short ones that don’t really have a narrative. I like to pick up books like the Horrible Histories series. Not much to review there, haha!
Other types of books that I would probably not review are the classics. Then again, I don’t really read the classics (shame on you, Ana!) but if I do, I probably won’t review them. Maybe it’s because there are so many sources out there on the internet that intelligently discuss these books. Given that fact, I fear that my review would just sound completely dumb.
What about you, dear reader?
What books do you read but not review on your blog?
Let me know in the comments!