Do you post your reviews anywhere besides your blog? Where else do you post reviews?
Great question! Initially I only posted them on my blog because I didn't know about any other platforms. However, then I realised that I could, of course, post them to Amazon, Barnes & Nobles etc. and then I discovered Goodreads and since then I've been posting a lot of my reviews on there. However, I'm not very good at keeping my Goodreads account up to date with my blog, which is really something I should change. But now it feels like there is such a mountain of reviews I need to put up that I need a week to really get it all sorted. Oh, and of course I post a lot of my reviews on Netgalley, if they are Netgalley books.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This week's question was suggested by Elizabeth over at Silver's Reviews:
How do you feel when someone continues to put the EXACT same comment on your blog each week?
Ooh this is a tricky question because on the one hand I appreciate every single comment and love everyone for taking the time to look at my blog. However, like every other blogger, I spend a lot of time on my blog posts and on my answers etc. and sometimes it is a bit of a let down when a commenter has quite clearly not read anything I have written. And when it happens week after week you sort of wonder whether your blog simply isn't engaging enough. But I decided a time ago that I am simply going to appreciate the thought behind someone commenting, no matter what the comment says.
Book Beginnings and Friday 56 are hosted by Gilion over at Rose City Reader and Freda over at Freda's Voice respectively. This week I am showcasing Just One More Day by Jessica Blair, a book sent to me by Piatkus. It will be published on the 5th of February, for which my review is also scheduled.
'Seventeen-year-old Carolyn Maddison glanced at the clock on her bedroom wall. Ten minutes to eleven She put down her copy of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca', rose from her chair and stood looking out of the window.' p.1I really like this beginning. I feel like Blair managed to tell us something about Carolyn in those first few lines just through the pacing of the sentences. She seems calm and thoughtful, yet you also feel she's very restrained. The fact that she's reading Rebecca also is a major hint.
'"There's one thing I've vowed", Carolyn said then. "I'm not going to get close to anyone until this war is over."' p.56Well, this sounds like one of those famous last words before she runs into the man of her dreams. However, it is a very smart attitude to have during a time as stressful as the War, so I am starting to like Carolyn more and more.
So, what are you reading at the moment? And where do you post most of your reviews? How do you feel about staple comments?