Today’s mini challenge for the review-a-thon is about rethinking our review format. These are the questions asked:
- Are you happy with your review format currently?
- Scrutinize it a little more, maybe compare it to other blogs you like, anything you think you might change?
- Implement some basic changes and tell us what you think. Or, you can tell us one or two aspects of your reviews that you like.
Good questions! I have only changed my review format recently and added the “In a nutshell” part where I simply say whether I liked a book or not and who I would recommend it to. So, yes, I am quite happy with the format right now.
I see lots of review formats that I like, some very short and poignant (which is not me), some long and extremely detailed. I sometimes like the haiku reviews, even though they usually don’t say much about a book, still they are fun to read. The only change that I want to make right now is to add the info where I got the book from (publisher, netgalley, bought it, etc…).
I think I will add this in the bottom table where I put the major product info. It is unobtrusive and people can still find out if they want to know. Will do that later today for future reviews!