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Can you have a Book Blog without Book Reviews??

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Greetings my fellow book bloggers, today I bring to you a discussion post. I don’t post them very often but it’s nice to diversify my blog and dabble in the treacherously stormy waters of discussion.

This is a topic that has been ruminating in my mind for a while now, the question over whether or not you can actually have a book blog and not review books.

So, lets take a look at the types of posts that we include on our own blogs:

Memes:

Memes are found amongst the blogging community and are a weekly post (meme) that was created by a certain blogger, that has then been taken up by other bloggers and are posted on their own blogs. Memes at times are divisive, lots of people like them and lots don’t and there are a plethora of them out there, some bloggers/blogs post memes for each day of the week, some might only post one meme a week and then some post more than one a day.

There are countless memes, some more popular than others and some even with their own Goodreads groups.

Memes are a good way to bring traffic to your blog with likes and comments and also for new/newer bloggers to help bring you into the blogging community. You’re essentially joining in by posting something lots of other bloggers do to and it helps to get you and your blog noticed and lets face it, memes are one of the most popular types of blog posts.

I’m a fan of some memes, I always liked the Teaser Tuesday meme, it’s simple and easy to do and it brings attention to the book that you are reading, especially if you’re not going to be reviewing it in the same week. The Friday Face-Off is also another fun meme, seeing various covers from around the world is pretty cool. And I really like Waiting on Wednesday, again, it’s such a simple idea and premise but it highlights upcoming releases for a variety of genres (of course the genre depends on the blogger posting it) and for me, that’s a good thing as you might find a gem of an upcoming book that you didn’t know anything about.

Personally, I’m not a massive fan of the Top Ten Tuesday or Top 5 Wednesday memes, I like reading others but I find that they are very time-consuming to create and you often see lots of bloggers posting the exact same list of books just in a different order.

But no matter what memes you participate in, which you choose to do and like are of course down to personal choice, they are a decent and often fun part of blogging and your blog.

Awards/Tags:

If memes are one of the most popular types of blog post, then awards/tags take the crown for being the most popular.

Awards/tags are again created by an individual blogger, my bad bad self even created one, The This Is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag where you look at your favourite genre, which you can find here:

After creating a tag or doing an already created tag you then tag others, those tagged bloggers then either do or don’t do the tag (depending on personal preference) and the ones that do tag other bloggers, similar to a chain letter perhaps and the tag will end up travelling around the blogging community.

Awards/tags from my experience and just looking around other blogs I follow generally tend to elicit the most likes and comments on blogs, which is always a good thing as it improves your blog traffic and helps you feel like part of the community, getting tagged even if you don’t do the actual tag is always appreciated by many bloggers to.

Similar to memes though, awards/tags are also at times divisive and while lots of bloggers choose to do tags, lots also don’t. There are some really good ones out there that are fun to do and informative but there are also lots with very similar questions and with all politeness, there is only so many ways that you can answer the same similarly worded question but the main draw back is time. Awards/tags take lots of time to write and draft with trying to think of decent answers and find the right images/gifs to include in the post, which from personal experience can be a real nightmare.

Book Haul:

It’s exactly as the name suggests, a post showcasing your latest bookish goodies. Whether they are books that you have bought yourself or have been lucky enough to receive from an author or publisher, a book haul post is a great way to show and bring attention to what books you have recently acquired.

Subscription Unboxing:

Not something I’ve ever participated in as I’ve never ordered a monthly subscription box. But for those of you that have and do, I see lots of you post either unboxing posts with pictures or actual unboxing videos and it’s a great idea for a post.

Blog Tours/Guest Post/Spotlight/Cover Reveal/Extract and Author Interviews:

A variety of posts all related to books and authors and all worthy additions to any blog. All of the types of posts can be found and offered separately by authors who have found your blog and all can also be included as blog tours.

Lots of blog tours have reviews in them but you can also forgo reviewing the book by choosing one of the other options.

I’ve had a few issues with publicists/publishers sending the tour stuff late and you may find that you’ve also agreed to a tour that you’re not really interested in the book for. On the other side though, you may well get to be part of the tour for a book that you’re excited for and even a tour for one of your favourite authors (I got a guest post from Marc Turner last year on my blog and he is one of my favourite authors, great).

While they occasionally do well, compared to memes and tags they don’t however get the same level of interaction and likes and comments. Maybe it’s down to the other bloggers not being interested in the book, I don’t know but I know you wouldn’t read an extract of a book that you weren’t really interested in.

But, interviews and guest posts are often very fun and informative to read, I really like reading guest posts and with interviews it’s cool being able to see a bit of the person behind the books. As book bloggers it is nice to feature authors and their books on our blogs, even if it’s only from time to time. As, well……without authors there would be no books!

Features:

Similar to memes, weekly features are created by an individual blogger but predominantly for their own blog. However, if well received then other bloggers may well join in and participate in the feature.

I recently created my own feature called 200 Words or Less where I look back and review/offer my thoughts on books I read before I started blogging, it’s not a meme and is a feature for my blog but if anyone else wishes to do it then that’s fine by me and is totally cool. You can find the debut edition here:

But there are plenty of great features out there on various blogs, some really cool ideas and some quality blogger interviews for features to and no matter whether they are weekly or monthly features are a cool addition to a blog.

Discussion Posts:

Just like this one! Discussion posts are great for getting comments and your followers interacting with you.

It’s sometimes hard to come up with ideas for discussion (I hardly ever post discussion posts as I struggle for ideas and I know I’m not the only one) as you often see many similar variants on other blogs and you might well think to yourself ‘it’s been written about and discussed before’ and while technically true, it won’t have been written about or discussed on your blog before, huzzah for technicalities! πŸ™‚ And even so, you can add your own personal spin on a topic anyway.

Guest Blogger:

Occasionally you will see bloggers guest on other people’s blogs. This could range from an interview with the blogger, to a guest review or even a guest post on any type of subject. It’s a cool way to feature other bloggers on your blog and maybe repay the favour and appear on their blog sometime later.

Individual Creative Content:

This is perhaps the hardest type of post to create for your blog as some of us are far more creative than others.

Though, we all create our own blog, think up a name, design the logos and graphics and to me, that means we all have a modicum of creativity to us.

For creative blog content, it can be hard. I once had a conversation with another blogger about creativity where they said to me that they could easily think up ideas to post creative content each day of the week for their blog. That’s great for them and I applaud their creativity and imagination, but for me and I’m sure plenty of you out there to, it’s just not that easy to think up creative ideas and implement them.

Lots of blogs do have some sort of creative content individual and personal to the blogger and their blog. I post poetry which is my own creative content and I know a few others of you do to, there’s a couple of really good poets amongst us book bloggers.

Likewise there are lots of writers to who post writing related posts, updates on their books, short stories that they have written and a variety of ideas that all revolve around writing a book.

But creative content blog posts really could be anything, there’s lots of other different types of posts available, lists of favourite books/trilogies/series/authors, book recommendation posts for the genres you read, books that you wouldn’t recommend posts, posts about life, TV, film, gaming and music and even posts about various aspects of blogging to.

Book Reviews:

Perhaps for some, the least popular type of blog post.

Compared to memes and tags, book reviews generally perform poorly on blogs for likes and comments. After all, who wants to read a review for a book they haven’t and wont read?? Well…..me for starters, I read plenty of reviews for books I won’t read as I enjoy reading well written reviews and seeing the bloggers personality come across in their review, seeing what they did and didn’t like about the book and their views.

We all review differently, some of us use a formal approach, some like myself informal, some prefer short length and some prefer longer length reviews – does size matter? That’s one for the ladies! πŸ˜‰

See what I was saying about adding your own personal touch to posts earlier, sarcasm is my personal touch.

Not every blogger reviews as often as other bloggers. You can only review the books that you read and how often you post reviews will depend on how many books you read and how long it takes to write the review.

While some of us are blessed with the ability to read anywhere between 200 – 250 books a year, others like myself can only get through approximately a book each week.

How often we review isn’t necessarily important, it’s the fact that we are offering our opinion on the books we read that is itself important.

To conclude and answer my question at the beginning of this post.

Yes, technically you can have a book blog without reviewing books. I’ve mentioned some above and there are plenty of various different types of posts available to you, more than enough to fill your blog up daily without ever going anywhere near a book review.

I guess it all depends what you class yourself as, are you a book blogger or a book reviewer and do you have a book blog or a book review blog and are those names interchangeable and even relevant. For me, I’m just me, a simple guy with a small book blog who dabbles in poetry and reviews the books he reads.

Thinking about it ‘can you have a book blog without book reviews‘ wasn’t the right question to ask at the beginning of this post. And, I’d have been better asking you all:

Should you have a book blog without book reviews??

And for that, I’d have to answer NO.

I don’t actually understand why anyone wouldn’t want to review the book they’ve just read, it’s beyond me!? Even if it’s only a few lines, surely you’d want to express your thoughts on the book, not just turn the final page, close the book and cast it aside for the next one on the pile without a backwards glance or second thought.

When you’ve finished reading you must have thoughts on the book, good, bad, in between and a review is a way of writing down these thoughts.

Not every book leaves a lasting impression but some do, I remember what book I was reading when I had to have my dog put down last year, I remember what book/series I was reading when my Mother took seriously ill back in December 2013/January 2014, I remember the book I was reading when I had to find out what was going to happen to a certain characters fate and stayed up mega late, I remember the book I read and enjoyed for a thousand pages only to hate the final fifty and the ending, I remember the book I stopped reading due to something that happened in the story as I disagreed with it, feeling that under any circumstances it was the wrong action to take and I remember when Robin Hobb broke my heart and made me shed a manly tear. The point is my fellow bloggers, books have power, they aren’t a sordid secret to hide away from the world, you don’t just forget about them, the characters and the story after you’ve finished reading so why not write a review??

One of the main reasons I started a book blog was to share my thoughts on the books I read and you can’t do that without writing an actual book review! I don’t know many other people who are readers and reviews offer me the chance to share my opinion on the book I’ve just read.

Surely a book review, if you don’t know anyone who’s a reader to have a real life conversion about books with, is the equivalent of chatting with someone you know about games, films, TV or a sporting event only instead of being in the spoken word it’s in the written word??

For me, no matter how often you write and post a review, a book review is where you share and offer your thoughts and views on the books that you read and as such, I like to see book reviews on blogs and feel thatΒ a book review is an integral part of having a book blog.

So, my fellow book bloggers, what do you think?? Can you have a book blog without book reviews?? Should you have a book blog without book reviews?? Any and all thoughts are welcome, lets discuss.


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110 thoughts on “Can you have a Book Blog without Book Reviews??

  1. Great post, Drew! I started my blog so that I could review books. I don’t get as many read as I would like to but am determined to change that. A book is a fantastic way to escape from everyday life, a way to travel the world without leaving the sofa and it brings great enjoyment.

    Over the years I have taken part in a number of blog tours. I also interview authors, host guest posts and do cover reveal posts. I have held a couple of events on my blog too and this year will be doing more.

    I think a book blog without any reviews at all would be a bit strange as I enjoy reading other bloggers reviews and getting recommendations. Reviews are also a good way to discover new authors and hopefully boost book sales.

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    1. Thank you for the awesome comment.πŸ˜€

      I bet most of us don’t get as many books read as we would like ranging from those like myself who read about 40 upto those who read 200 + books a year, there’s always a book to catch the eye somewhere that then warrants your attention.πŸ˜€

      Definitely agree about books being a fantastic way to escape everyday life, it’s so true no matter the genre you enjoy reading.πŸ˜€

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  2. “I remember when Robin Hobb broke my heart and made me shed a manly tear.” If I’m thinking about what you’re thinking, then I do sob like a baby at this moment every time I read it again. I’m always so glad to know I’m not the only one!
    (Sorry for going off topic! But I suppose you can now add something to your post about annoying people picking on a detail of your post instead of commenting about what they’re supposed to πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. Happy to have any comments on a post and it’s a comment about something I wrote in the post anyway.πŸ˜€

      I haven’t re-read the Hobb books but I know that it’d get to me if I do read it again and I’m fairly sure your thinking of the same thing.🐺😒

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  3. Great discussion post, I think you’ve got it spot on, with all the different kinds of posts you can do, it’s definitely possible to have a book blog without posting a single book review but personally, I think the book reviews are the most important part of your blog and the main reason I’d follow a blog. I agree, some people struggle to write reviews, but a short paragraph just giving me a little bit of information about what you thought will do. I actually really struggle to write reviews, it can take me anywhere from 1-2 hours to write a review (unless the book speaks to my soul, then the words just poor out on the page!)
    Thanks also, for clarifying the difference between a feature and a meme πŸ˜…

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    1. Thanks for the comment, I’m not entirely sure it’s the correct difference between a meme and a feature but it’s what I think it is but….i have been known to be wrong on occasion.πŸ˜‚

      Definitely agree that reviews are the most important, it’s where you share your thoughts on a book even if as you say it’s only a short paragraph.πŸ˜€

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  4. Personally, I find blogs that don’t review books to be less interesting than those that do. I enjoy reading other opinions. Especially on books I may never read as, it has the potential to make me read those books.

    For instance; I would never have read Danse Macabre had you not reviewed it and, because of that, I started my Short Read Sunday post. I also just puchased an entire 6-book series based on Liz Scanlon’s review. So I am all about the reviewing being a big part of why I enjoy reading blogs and writing my own πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes! I’m glad you wrote that about reading others opinions on books you may never read, I enjoy reading reviews for books that aren’t for me and see nothing wrong in it but some seem to think it’s weird.

      Ah, Liz, she has a way with words that makes all reviews good, I saw that series, it sounds good and if I didn’t have so many books to read I’d have looked into it more.

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      1. It was on sale. 2 omnibuses for 99 pence each. That price couple with her review twisted my arm as far as the purchase went.

        A blog without reviews is just kinda dull from my standpoint. I’d not stop to look at a blog if it just showed me covers and teasers without any of the meat that comes with said covers and teasers. Besides, reviewing helps the authors and the publishers. Why wouldn’t a person want to help those responsible for the hobby they enjoy so much?

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      2. I know! I usually do the teaser meme as I like it, brings some attention to the book especially as I generally don’t review the book in the same week but I don’t get why someone would do a teaser post, book haul, what are they reading post and then after they’ve finished reading not even bother to review the book, it’s weird to me! πŸ™‚

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  5. Great post and great question. For most of last year, my blog was almost exclusively reviews with the odd random ramble from me thrown in. This year I’ve had a little more diversity with guest reviews, guest posts, extracts and a lot of blog tours. But these are still predominantly me reading and reviewing the book as that’s where I’m most comfortable. I add in other stuff to make my posts more regular or they’d only be every two-three weeks when I finally get round to writing the review.

    Personally I’m usually more likely to engage with a personal post or a book review than any other. I can’t get into memes at all but that’s just me. I didn’t start the blog as being anything other than a way to collate my reviews and share my book love and that can take many forms. Having no reviews at all though… I used to follow a blog that seemed to be predominantly made up of re-blogging other people’s blog posts. Had to unfollow as it became hard to see the wood for the trees is you see what I mean. Some variety and creativity is always good to see as long as it’s your own.

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    1. That is true about reblogs, Ive seen a few blogs like it, it’s fine it thee blogger gives due credit and states why they are reblogging and where from but quite a few either ‘forget’ to do that or just have a quick mention at the bottom of the post.

      That’s true about posting to, I’m not the fastest reader and reviews usually take me a while to write to, so it’d be nothing only one post every couple of weeks for me which is why I add the memes and recently started a friday feature to.

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  6. This is a great post, Drew. I love author interviews, guest posts, cover reveals, wrap up posts etc. I feature them often and I love to read others. I’m not a fast reader, so I don’t write reviews as often as I would like to, but I can’t imagine having my blog without sharing my thoughts about what I have actually read. I’m sure a book blog could work quite well without reviews, but I personally prefer book blogs with reviews.

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    1. Glad to see there’s another slow reader around to! πŸ™‚

      I enjoy all sorts of posts but feel that to truly express your thoughts on a book you need a review which is why I changed the question at the end from could to should as there are so many types of posts that mean you can easily avoid reviews but should you? They are after all how you express your thoughts on a book. πŸ™‚

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  7. You can definitely have a book blog without book reviews. There are so many things you can do and talk about books that you would still be able to post daily, in my opinion. However, I post reviews because I know it helps the author.

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  8. My comment is probably irrelevant as I have a gaming/geek blog and not a book blog, however, I would think that having a book blog should at least occasionally have a book review on it. I have written book reviews in the past for a different blog and you’re right it was for a few books that left lasting impressions on me so I had to tell someone about it whether it was a great impression or a sour taste in my mouth. This post is very insightful for me as a new blogger I struggle with which type of posts to write and how to make it appealing to readers. I have found that over time you will adapt and make posts your own. I am proud to say that you’re currently the only book blogger I follow and I take an interest in your posts, so thank you!
    -Luna

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    1. No comments are ever irrelevant, even ones that I disagree with, that’s the point of a discussion post. πŸ™‚

      But, I agree with what you are saying and it could be wasily changed from book blog to gaming blog anyway, beauty blog, any type of blog that you see product reviews on, I just used book reviews as I am a book blogger after all. πŸ™‚

      Totally agree that over time you do adapt, it took me ages to create a tag which tags are mega popular and I debuted a new friday feature the other week, my first go at a feature of my own so it all takes time to figure out how to blog and what best suits you.

      I think it boils down to, yes, you can have a book blog without reviews but should you, it’s how you express your thoughts and if you’re lucky enough to be on mailing lists and get sent free books it seems a bit infair if you don’t even write a short review on the book whether you enjoyed it or not.

      Thank you, I feel honoured then that I am the only book blogger you currently follow, I do enjoy gaming and WWE to though so I am one of the cool book bloggers. πŸ˜‰

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  9. I think you CAN have a book blog without reviews because you’re still sharing your love of books through your blog. I don’t think I’ve seen one that did it that way and I’m not sure how interested I’d be in reading it but you could get away with it.

    Thank you for clarifying the difference between a feature and a meme because I just was so clueless. πŸ˜‚

    I love writing reviews, especially now that I’ve kind of found my style with it (?) but I have seen a lot of people lately getting negative about the length of review (via word count). It kinda makes me feel….like less of a real book blogger? My reviews were always relatively brief before (and I was okay with that) but seeing so many people belittle reviewers with reviews below 500 words made me feel like I should write more? I’m not sure how many words they are now because the phone app doesn’t have a word count but they are longer than they used to be and usually they feel more rambley to me…

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    1. Lordy. Don’t ever let anyone disparage you about length of reviews or feel downhearted about it. Mine always feel too long but I write them anyway. Your reviews are your thoughts your way. Write for you. If other people like them great if they hate them forget about it. It’s a conversation between you and the author. We’re all just eavesdropping. Do it your way and people will notice that and appreciate it more.

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    2. Thanks, that’s my view on features and memes anyway I could be wrong though and someone may disagree with me but I class a feature as something for your own blog (that a few others may like the idea of and do) while a meme is something that lots of people do.

      Word count doesn’t really matter with reviews, your reviews have always been good, nothing wrong with them, I myself don’t have a specific word count when I start to write a review I just babble on and see what length I end up with.

      I have had issues with very short reviews before though, namely the ones under 200 words that are for ARC’s and consist of ‘the book was great’ with no reason why the blogger felt that way as the review won’t help sell the book and doesn’t give any insight into why the bloger felt it was good or bad and I think it’s more what the review includes rather than the length that matters, as long as you explain why you liked or disliked the book then that’s what matters, quality and not length Kitty is what counts. πŸ™‚ Yeah, that’s coming from the guy who can ramble on for near 2,000 words at times! πŸ™‚

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  10. As a fledgling blogger this is a great post for me. Thank you for sharing. It certainly has given me food for thought about what I can do with my blog in the future. Seeing other people’s comments and opinions on this is really interesting, variety is clearly the way to go with book blogging

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  11. I think you can, but I agree with you, a book blog really need book reviews as well as part of its content. Overall I think a good mix of posts – for any kind of blog – is a good idea too, with reviews, factual, video style / unboxings ect, retrospective and in depth pieces all collectively making for a great blend of content. You have a great blog, always enjoy visiting πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, totally agree about the mix of posts. Unboxings are great, won’t happen on my blog though, nope, that’s a step to far, I have enough trouble getting wordpress to add pictures in the right place at times without trying videos! πŸ™‚

      True, even if they don’t post them very often, reviews are always nice to see, especially for books you’ve read to and then you can compare what the other reviewer thought of the same book.

      Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re welcome. I think you have a great selection of articles and reviews, keep up the great work. Yeah, adding videos to a post can be fiddly, but I’ve used them occasionally – you just copy and paste the embed code & wordpress does the rest for you. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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  12. This is a great discussion post! I really think book blogs should include book reviews. That being said I think there can definitely be a mix of reviews and other postings. I enjoy writing posts for different memes as well as reviews and I also enjoy reading a variety of both on other’s blogs. I agree that book reviews are the best way to share thoughts on what we’ve read and they can be long or short, the important thing is that thoughts and opinions get shared.

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    1. Thank you. πŸ™‚ Glad you agree that book blogs should include reviews, length and how often they are posted are quite irrelevant as we all read at different speeds and can only review what we read but it’s nice to see reviews on a blog, it’s the classic way of getting thoughts on a book across but totally agree about having a mix of posts on the blog to. πŸ™‚

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  13. I think people can and should have the blog they want. I am a reviewer so rarely to I go outside that (guest posts by authors and one meme I ran for two years being the exception). But I skip most memes (especially ones that are just cut and past from goodreads). Traffic is inevitably higher on them but retention of readers doesn’t seem to come from anything but book reviews and discussion type posts.

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  14. Great insightful post! I think book reviews are crucial, and yet our blog’s biggest traffic comes from memes, tags and movie reviews. Since I co-write for my blog we each review a book a week, which puts two reviews up weekly, and then our other posts revolve around other topics. I’ve jealously noticed that blogs that center around less reviews seem to have a larger amount of followers, and yet we like our graphic novel and geekery genre and don’t plan to change!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

      No need to change your blog, stick to what you like. πŸ™‚

      totally agree about reviews though, they generally tend to do less well than all other types of posts with memes and tags doing far better for comments and likes and I think that is why a few people are and want to stop doing reviews simply because memes/tags do better for likes and comments and that isn’t just what blogging is about, yes, liking and commenting plays a part but to just stop reviews because they are less popular seems weird especially if the blog has done a meme that features the book (teaser, what they are reading, etc) and then doesn’t bother to review, even if it’s only a couple of paragraphs. πŸ™‚

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  15. Nice post and great topic to think about. I think a book blog can exist without reviews, I’ve followed a blog in the past that had mainly funny cartoons, memes and book discussion, not sure there were any reviews on there and it was fun to read, but I still like to have reviews, I often find a new book I might not have been interested in by reading reviews, and even if I don’t like the book, as you say, it’s fun to read the reviews and the way the blogger feels about the book. I need to come up with more things to do o my blog it started off as reviews only, still mainly is…perhaps too boring?

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  16. Size always matters πŸ˜‰ lol
    There are some book blogs out there that don’t review books, which doesn’t make much sense to me. I think book reviews should be included even if it’s a monthly roundup of quick thoughts on books.
    Btw, I totally agree with your critique of tags and memes and awards as being time consuming to do and often asking the same questions or bloggers featuring the same books. But I do enjoy reading them and doing a few.

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    1. Ha, the first mention of size matters! πŸ˜‰ I’m not that eloquent, had to include some humour. πŸ™‚

      Totally agree about memes and tags, i enjoy reading them to, i just sigh at times when it’s the same questions or the exact same books for a number of posts by different bloggers each week but that could be down to that I am a fantasy fan and all the posts include Y-A books. πŸ™‚

      Agree, it doesn’t make much sense to not include reviews.

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      1. I know what you mean. I sign as well though I am a YA fan because I read a variety of things but mostly fantasy so I prefer to see a greater variety in the many posts I read.

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  17. This was such a great idea for a discussion Drew. I have to agree with the several comments that have already said book reviews should be a part of a book blog, even if it’s infrequently. I myself, don’t usually participate in memes or tags because, to be honest, suffering from frequent migraines, it’s everything I can do to keep up with reviews. I have however been taking part more in blog tours, cover reveals, and hosting the occasional author post, which is a lot of fun.πŸ’πŸ»

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    1. Thank you and thank for commenting to. πŸ™‚

      Glad you and others agree about reviews being part of a book blog, no matter how infrequent, I’m a slow reader and can’t review every day more like once a week but a mixture of posts is great but reviews are the classic way to offer thoughts on a book. πŸ™‚

      true, blog tours and author posts are fun. πŸ™‚

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  18. I think you can have a book blog without reviews, it’s all about how you want to run your blog. You can share your love of books without sharing reviews, I for one love reading reviews and seeing what others thought about the books they’ve read. There are so many different ways you can share reviews on your blog. I too have been trying to diversify the content on my blog by stepping away from doing too many weekly memes, added creative content, some features, and more discussion type posts.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

      Totally agree that at the end of the day it is how you want to run your own blog, blogging should be fun and to be fun you need to do it how you want.

      I agree to about reading reviews and seeing other peoples thoughts both for books I’ve read and those I’m not likely to read it’s enjoyable to read the opinions.

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  19. Great post! I think you can, it’s possible of course. However, reviews are my favorite and I almost only do those…haha Actually, I think memes are harder to write!

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    1. Thank you. πŸ™‚ Yes, you certainly can, that was why I changed the question at the end after babbling on for ages and realising the amount of different posts that are out there, more than enough to post every day. πŸ™‚

      Reviews are one of my favourites to, it’s the classic way of sharing your thoughts about the book, be they good or bad it’s where you offer your own opinion.

      Lol, I’d disagree with memes being harder, now tags, they seem to take forever and a day to draft up and plan! πŸ™‚

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  20. Book reviews are the reason I started blogging so they are very important to me. Plus once you really start working with publicists, they become even more important, as you want to fulfill your obligation to reviewing a book you were given for that purpose. I like memes but sometimes they start to feel like filler, if that’s all you see on a blog. And one type of post I don’t think you mentioned is read alongs. I’m sure they’re really fun for the people reading that book, but for the rest of us, I find breaking down a book review into 4 or more posts boring and ridiculous. Sorry read along fans!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

      Damn, I knew I’d forget some post types, I’m with you on read alongs though, fun for those taking part but for others not so much.

      Agree about working with publishers, can’t see them being impressed if you stop reviewing books and still expect to be sent them when the only reason people stop reviewing is because the posts don’t get as many likes or comments as memes, which I agree about seeming like filler, especially when you see so many with the same list of books over and over again with just the book covers, no links, explanations or effort but a list of covers, sigh. πŸ™‚

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  21. I’m with you Drew! Yes I feel you should review the books you enjoy, heck why not the books you didn’t enjoy at least that way you’re putting your thoughts down.

    I read a post the other day on a Facebook group where over 200 people disagreed with writing bad reviews which frankly doesn’t make a lot of sense. Why review if you only going to say good things, you have to have something that balances out all that goodness – I have a special kind of hatred against crap secondary characters who add nothing to a book.
    On the flip side I’m one of these fast readers-slow reviewers so my reviews are sometimes few and far between and a meme here or there spruces it up a touch. One or two a week depending on how I feel (WWW Wednesday is a definite must because frankly Wednesdays suck)

    I liked your post and agree with your points. No book blog is whole without a review

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    1. Lol at fast reader, slow reviewer, I suffer from slow reader and procrastinating reviewer whereby when it’s time to write an actual review I seem to do anything but.πŸ˜‚

      I agree, not writing bad reviews doesn’t make any sense to me either, we all have our own opinion and can’t like every book we read but there’s no reason we shouldn’t write a negative review if we didn’t like the book, after all bloggers are supposed to offer honest reviews be they good or bad, I guess some just don’t like being critical or negative about books.

      Memes definitely add to the blog but I agree you really need reviews to make a book blog whole.

      Thanks for commenting.πŸ˜€

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      1. A lot of the people who disagreed didn’t want to hurt the authors feelings which I get but also how will they get constructive criticism if everyone only says the book is great?

        I have this habit of prepping my reviews for books I’m going to read in advance so all I need to do is ramble on about the book and it’s done – no formatting or anything like that because it’s all done already.

        Thanks for the discussion, its a good one

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      2. Yeah, I agree about not wanting to hurt the authors feelings but I agree with you about the constructive criticism. I guess if the blogger just wrote the book is crap and poorly written then you’d expect the author to be upset and a review like that doesn’t help anyone but if the blogger explains the reasons why they had issues with the book in a thorough way and offers both positives and negatives then there’s nothing wrong with that.

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  22. Of course you can have a book blog without reviews, as long as it’s not about travels it’s all good and I’m interested. I like reading reviews though. Not 10 about the same book perhaps but if a book captured my interested, I’m happy if I see someone else whose opinion I value reviewed it. I personally would rather only do only reviews on my blog than the other way around (yes even if nobody reads them, it’s how I started out and I was happy then too) but I understand if someone else prefers to do all of the above without reviewing.

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  23. I don’t mind Blogs without reviews , I mean there are a few blogs that I follow that review books that I’d never read (romance genre book to be exact)and I do read the reviews regardless,because as you stated in your post , there are some brilliantly written reviews out there each with their own style and each displaying it’s authors characters in it, but those blogs have some amazing memes and discussion going on and I really enjoy them more than I enjoy a review about a book I won’t read .

    That said , My blog is about reviews mostly , I barely do any memes because neither I have time nor have I started my blog for the purpose of Memes .

    I started blogging about books because I have plenty of talking points,thoughts about the book I read but I have no one to talk it with or share it with in real life.😞 My reviews just want to share those thoughts on the web and hopefully It may generate a few interested parties who would pick that book up or talk to me about that book.

    There of course are other reasons as well , I do want to improve my written and spoken English and I do want to learn about more awesome books that I could read in the future , I’m simply not here for the purpose of followers , but I’m happy to have a few followers 😊

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    1. Damn right Rash, lots of us follow other bloggers that don’t share the same genre of book down to the blogger and the interaction and personality of the blogger and the personality that comes through in their reviews.

      That’s why I started my blog to because I don’t know many readers and even fewer fantasy fans to share my opinions with.πŸ˜€

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  24. The whole reason I started blogging was to share my thoughts on books with people that UNDERSTAND! I love reading memes awards that other bloggers do, but some of them make me want to poke my eyes out to try and do them myself… I also like featuring discussions, but between lack of time and lack of inspiration I don’t often get to write those. I do have a new feature that should (hopefully) be up this week on my blog that I’m pretty excited to share with you guys!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who suffers from the dreaded ‘lack of inspiration’ when I see bloggers going on about all their wonderful ideas I think, please, I’d just be happy with one idea!πŸ˜‚

      Lol at poke your eyes out, quality!πŸ˜€

      Awesome, will look forward to the new feature.πŸ˜€

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  25. I am not going to lie. I was excited to see you had a discussion post (love them) up this morning! I am not sure how much I can contribute, because I am in agreeance with nearly all you have stated.

    I enjoy memes and tags when not overdone. I particularly like tags that give us a better opportunity to know each other. You know, the ones that encourage us to share facts or info about ourselves. Memes are a tough one for me. I agree, they drive traffic. I was always a fan of Friday Face-Off. Others feel tedious.. but that is a personal preference.

    Guest interviews and posts can really vary. It might be hard to stay interested if you are unfamiliar with the author. But I enjoy them. Again, I like getting to know people.

    Unboxings are fun. But that is it. I have one on my FB because my son wanted to do it. I enjoyed it. But would not make it a very regular habit.

    So again.. as you have mentioned it is all up to the individual. You can definitely have a blog focused on books without reviews, but I would not choose to follow it. I am not sure I agree with the idea of choosing to feature something that you are not going to actually discuss in detail or dissect from time to time. If I amm going to talk books with you, I want to know and understand your opinions. So yes you can, but please don’t bawhahaha.

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    1. That is true, I don’t get why you’d do a meme including the book but then actually forgo on reviewing the book even if it’s only a short review, it’s where you express your opinion and thoughts on the book.

      I’m not a fan of some memes, I don’t enjoy the top ten or top five ones that much when it’s mainly the same books repeated for each blogger just in a different order now if they’ve bothered with the post then fair enough but when it’s either just a list of book titles and authors or the covers with nothing else then it seems fairly pointless and is annoying when you see a post like that doing better than a review that has taken time to write.

      I don’t agree with or think that getting rid of reviews solely because they don’t do as well as memes and tags is a valid reason, it’s slightly annoying when they don’t but if you get a retweet or tweet from the author thanking you for the review then it more than makes up for the lower amount of likes.

      I like tags like that to, there’s just so many about that include the same questions just worded slightly differently and after a while they all seem to be the same.

      Ha, a discussion post on my blog is a rare occurrence, I’m not the best at them or the most creative blogger but I dabble on occasion with them.πŸ˜€

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      1. I like to participate in discussion, but am not often the starter of one haha. I thought this was a very relevant one though. Considering lately I feel I see more memes and tags with less actual reviews 😦

        I agree that reviews do not always get the deserved attention and it can be discouraging, but I also know exactly what you mean about when you receive the recognition or feedback. It makes my day when I open up my email to see an author contacting me about a review, or when I receive a tweet or message on facebook πŸ™‚ I gain a true sense of “bookworm” pride haha.

        I think you should continue to come up with the discussions and then I can just chime in πŸ˜›

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      2. I like to participate in discussions to and am not often the starter either, I struggle to cone up with ideas which is why they are so very few and far between!πŸ˜‚

        That’s true about memes and tags, I post memes, if I only posted reviews I’d probably only post once a fortnight!πŸ˜‚

        Lol bookworm pride, I like it.πŸ˜€

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  26. Fantastic post Drew! My feelings on this topic are “to each their own.” If someone wants to have a “Book Blog,” but not post book reviews, then they can do whatever floats their boat. HOWEVER this isn’t necessarily a blog I would follow. If I come across a new blog, I will often look at their feed to see what types of posts they favor. If someone ONLY does memes and tags, I will mostly likely not follow the blog. This isn’t to say that I do not enjoy a good meme or tag, just that I want more out of the blogs I follow.

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    1. That’s definitely true about each to their own, it’s a good philosophy to have and you should post what you’re happy with as blogging needs to be fun. I agree about checking the feed out to, even sporadic, I like reading reviews on blogs, you get a feel for the bloggers personality in a review.πŸ˜€

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  27. I always look forward to a good discussion post from you Drew! *high fives ya* & this is a good one. Although I do believe in basically doing whatever makes your little heart happy…if a blogger considers themselves a book blog…I guess the expectations are discussion of books. Doesn’t have to be anything long winded but if not a review, possibly an overview of what you’re reading. TBH, if you’re not reviewing at all chances are I’m not following your blog. As a matter of fact on days where the more popular memes are all that you see, I aim to read the sprinkle of reviews throughout my feed. I’m big on reviewing books on my lil slice of the internet. I also enjoy reading reviews whether it’s a genre that I read or not as long as like you mentioned, the bloggers personality shines through. & although I know reviews typically get the least reviews, I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon since I truly enjoy these posts the most. I love the discussion that generates from a good review which makes it all worth while πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, I’ll accept that high 5!βœ‹

      Definitely agree with you about doing what makes you happy, blogging should be fun after all and for it to be fun you need to be happy. I just don’t get the people who would feature a book in a meme, Teaser, what are they reading, etc but then not review the book even if only an overview or a short review, just seems weird to me especially as I remember seeing a few bloggers were going to drop reviews because they don’t do as well as memes and tags which is up to them but just doesn’t seem a valid reason to me as you think that after reading a book you’d want to offer your thoughts on it.

      I like reviewing to, have to sprinkle my blog with memes and Poetry though else I’d post about once a fortnight as I’m a slow reader but I couldn’t see not writing a review as I like to offer my opinion to much.πŸ˜‚

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      1. I am a slow reader when it comes to my physical books, not so much with ebooks though. This is probably why I power through eGalleys so quickly vs. my personal books that I purchased. So I appreciate a good meme here & there and occasionally a unique tag. I started my book blog after years of being on the sidelines watching people discuss & not being able to take part in their discussion. It just makes the most sense (for me at least) to review the books i’m reading, def agree with you there πŸ™‚

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  28. This is such a great and insightful discussion, Drew! I never thought about this before, but now that you pointed it out, I feel like it IS possible to claim yourself to be a book blogger, and not write book reviews. There are just so many other ways to talk about books, with memes, discussions and so on, as you perfectly mentioned. And reviews seem to be the less popular kind of post, which, to be honest, makes me a bit sad.
    I have to say that, even if I skip some reviews at times and do love to read discussion posts the most, I love reading bookish reviews. I love reading book blogger’s feelings about a book in particular. I love how some people describe everything they felt while reading a book, how some underline issues, other all the fangirling. I am more likely to follow a blog that posts book reviews, even if they post also discussions, tags, memes and so on ; than a blog that ONLY posts bookish tags but no reviews at all.

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    1. Thank you.πŸ˜€

      It definitely is possible to have a book blog without book reviews, that was why I changed the question at the end of the post to ‘should you have’ instead of ‘can you have’ as it dawned on me while writing the post how many different types of posts there are available to book bloggers and ones I missed to, read alongside, etc.

      Reviews definitely are the least popular, this post has over 100 likes and so many comments and my reviews get half that amount of likes but it’s the nature of discussion posts to generate discussion. Bit disappointing at times when memes do so well though, some are well planned and formatted but when you see a list of book titles and author with no cover, no description and no write up doing so well compared to a review it just seems wrong at times and I get why bloggers would want to stop reviews when they don’t do so well but a review is still the classic way of writing your thoughts and opinion on a book, even if it’s only a short few paragraphs. Agree about the feelings, as you say, issues, fangirling/fanboying, thoughts, a review really gives the bloggers personality a chance to shine.πŸ˜€

      I enjoy reading discussion posts to, alas on my blog they are few and far between as I struggle to come up with ideas for them!πŸ˜‚

      Thank you for commenting.πŸ˜€

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  29. I have to disagree – I think it is entirely possible to have a book blog without book reviews, especially for those who are new to the community. I feel like the pressure to include book reviews, for me, can hinder my enjoyment of reading. over Christmas I managed to get a backlog of reviews written up and now that I know I have a supply of reviews, I’m enjoying the books I’m reading – as well as reading faster. There shouldn’t be rules to book blogging – that’s why I love it so much. Great post though!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for commenting to.

      Totally agree with you about the pressure of reviews, they take me a while to write and at the moment I’m caught up with a few scheduled and it’s nice I know I haven’t got any I need to write at the moment.

      That’s true about rules to, I like to see reviews on a blog but it’s not a rule and at the end of the day blogging should be fun, we read for enjoyment and to enjoy blogging we should all blog how we want.πŸ˜€

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  30. I personally find reviews helpful. I like to hear others’ opinions. It doesn’t make sense to have a book blog and not have any reviews. When there’s too many memes, it gets distracting and redundant. I like a blog that has a mixture of book reviews, tags, awards, memes, tours, etc. Keeps things interesting.

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  31. Many big bloggers don’t review on their blogs, like Stacee from Adventures Of A Book Junkie. She reviews on Goodreads, but not on her blog. Many authors would rather be included in features so a lot of readers see their book mentioned, just for the reason you sighted; that reviews are not highy viewed. I review rarely, only 4 and 5 star ratings, and then they are usually conected to a giveaway so it garners more hits. I say do whatever you want because you can have an insanely popular blog with zero reviews. Book blogging should be about what the blogger wants it to be about.

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    1. That is true about book blogging wanting to be about what the blogger wants. My point wasn’t necessarily about features though that includes blog tours, interviews, etc but was more aimed at the bloggers who don’t want to do reviews anymore as memes are more popular and these were bloggers who just post the book name and author for the meme or a list of covers, no blurb, no reason why they’ve included the book or thoughts about it, just a list that would have taken 5 minutes to put together. Features are great but not memes every single day that the blogger doesn’t put any effort in to.

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  32. What a wonderful discussion post! I personally don’t read many book reviews *oops* but that’s mainly because I either am not sure if it’s spoiler-free or not, which is why I mainly just stick to reading reviews of books that I’ve already read. I don’t think that you should have a book blog without reviewing books, in my honest opinion. It’s sort of misleading to start a book blog without actual book reviews. Plus, it doesn’t exactly give any evidence that you’ve read that book if you don’t review it… I don’t write as many reviews as I should, but that’s because I get really lazy. I’ve actually been trying to think of some cool new posts for my blog and I think a discussion post would be a great idea. I doubt it’ll be nearly as good as this, but I have enjoyed the discussion posts I’ve read, and I do tend to rant a bit on my other posts so I think I may start doing that. Memes can get a bit overwhelming especially since I read so many of the same kind all the time. I only take part in Top 5 Wednesday and Hype or Like Friday because then it’d just become way too much for me.

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    1. Thank you.πŸ˜€

      Discussion posts are cool and you get lots of comments and likes compared to normal (well, I did with this one) and they are good to have on the blog, I admit only post them very occasionally though as I struggle to come up with ideas.πŸ˜‚

      I agree, I don’t get or understand or think you should have a book blog without reviews, that was why I mentioned book blog or book review blog in the post but as you say, it doesn’t give any evidence that you’ve read the book if you don’t review it and it also seems odd to me that a blogger could include a book in some memes, say Teaser Tuesday and one of the what are they reading posts and then just not bother with a review even if it is just a couple of paragraphs.

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      1. Ideas can be the most difficult thing to come up with. One person can only have so much creativity. I don’t mind short reviews because they’re better than no review, in my opinion.

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  33. What an interesting post- so many great discussion points rolled into one!!
    I definitely agree with you about memes- I often like reading the simple ones, because even if I do like reading a good book list, I find I get bored when they’re all so repetitious and the same.
    And yes, I get what you mean about tags- I personally love them, but find them really time consuming and am riddled with guilt over how many I simply fail to do.
    Ooh I like the sound of your 200 words or less feature- that sounds amazing!!
    I definitely agree with you about how it doesn’t matter how frequently you review- it’s the opinions and personal touches that matter!
    I definitely have the same feelings about reviews- although sometimes I just have very few thoughts on a book. Sometimes I just feel like I only have a sentence or one word to say on the matter (I’m starting to think I might use goodreads for books like this) in fact I read one the other day that I could sum up in two words: “utterly pointless” (again goodreads might be the place for that review)
    Ok, I got a little sidetracked there… but I definitely agree with you- even if you don’t have to review books I certainly see it as an integral part to book blogging- regardless of who does or does not read them

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    1. Oh no, don’t say ‘so many discussion points rolled into one’ sigh, I struggle coming up with discussion posts and that sentence means I could have made this into more than one!πŸ˜‚

      I like book lists to but agree that they are mostly all the same, there’s only so many times you want to see the same books just ordered differently and I’m not really a fan when the list just contains the book name and author or a picture of the cover. I’d like the synopsis to see if it interests me and/or just a sentence saying why they liked the book.

      Ha, I don’t review frequently so I had to mention that, I’m a slow reader and fantasy books are large so it takes me a while to get reviews out likewise people who read 250 books a year can churn out reviews quickly.

      Agree with what you wrote about having very few thoughts on certain books at times and Goodreads is a great idea for that.

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      1. hehe don’t worry that’s a good thing- I meant you were very thorough!!
        Yeah exactly- it’s often people just touching on the same theme all at the same time and agreeing on all the same books- it’s very, well, samey πŸ˜‰ Fair enough!
        Ahh I totally understand that!
        Yes!!

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  34. First of all: “We all review differently, some of us use a formal approach, some like myself informal, some prefer short length and some prefer longer length reviews – does size matter? That’s one for the ladies! πŸ˜‰”
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ€”πŸ€”
    Second of all: I hear that book reviews are the least popular post. And it makes no sense to me! I run a book blog, and I write book reviews!! That’s what I do!
    Every once in awhile I’ll post something I find interesting, but for me it’s all about the books!
    So I don’t get it! I do like to read some memes…but I’m a book blogger and I hope people like my reviews…cause that’s what I do! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Ha, you had to put the size matters bit first, have to have a bit of humour in the post.πŸ˜€

      True, book reviews all the way, I’m a slow reader and so don’t review much, can only review what you’ve read after all which is why I intersperse my reviews with memes, book hauls, poetry and the very rare discussion post.πŸ˜‚ But if I read 250 books a year then it’d be book reviews all the way. It is confusing that book reviews are the least popular type of post, I can deal with it though but it confuses the hell out of me that people wouldn’t want to review books on a book blog?!πŸ€”πŸ˜ πŸ˜‚

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      1. I Know! (I HAD to put the humor first…catch em with laughs, I say!)
        I don’t get it either! I would love to have time to post memes and tags but I barely get time for the reviews…and I’m not even working. Mainly it is the social media that is killing me! (Twitter is so addictive and I only signed up to spread my posts for someone’s book tour).
        If I could get off the social media (and stop playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out, which ain’t gonna happen), then I would have more Blog time.
        I did make a resolution to do the tags that people have tagged me in…they took the time to think of me so it’s only right. But I haven’t been reading as much as I used to and it makes me sad. I miss it. 😭

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      2. Lol, that is a good ply, lure the unsuspecting prey in with a joke! πŸ™‚

        Lol,twitter, it is all this book mail you keep receiving, you’ll be opening a book store next! πŸ˜‰

        It does suck when you can’t read as much as you used to. 😦

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  35. I actually found this really helpful. See, I primarily only do book reviews on my book blog – and as you clearly pointed out, that doesn’t receive much traffic. I have added a section called ‘content’ where I have character analysis, and progress blogs, but I haven’t had much success on that either.

    I love the idea of micro reviews (200 words or less). I have a microfiction blog that has been fabulous, but a micro review section on books I’ve read prior to the start of the blog would be helpful!

    I also like the idea of teaser Tuesday. My content/progress blogs do not usually occur until I’ve read about 50% of the book, so that means I may have week of silence, which loses activity.

    Thanks!
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    1. Thank you, the post was meant to be helpful so I’m glad you found it helpful.πŸ˜€

      It’s definitely true about books reviews, the one I posted a couple of days after this post got under half the likes and these types of discussion posts always do great for comments to. Character analysis posts sound really interesting.

      There’s so many memes out there, it’s hard to know which to do or even which you enjoy doing. I’m quite a slow reader and generally when I did a teaser tuesday post didn’t post the review in the same week and that particular meme helped give the book more attention.

      200 words or less hasn’t done great on my blog, not to bad but it’s book reviews and as we know book reviews just don’t do as well. It’s my idea though and something I wanted to do so I can’t complain about it as it does get likes and comments, I did the friday face off meme but finding covers to fit the themes could be a nightmare at times which is why I only do it occasionally now and went with the 200 words or less on a friday instead as I’d got lots of books I’d read before blogging and it was a way of featuring them.πŸ˜€

      Thank you for your comment and I’m pleased you found the post helpful.

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  36. Interesting take on book blogging. I definitely agree that a book blog HAS to have reviews on it–I mean, what else are we all here for??
    But I love the other options of “what we blog about”. I think it’s a great thing for newer bloggers, like myself, to have insight into what book blogs really encompass!
    Read on, my fellow bookworm!

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    1. Interesting take, ah, most of my posts have a hint of intersting or at least sarcasm and bad jokes about them.lolπŸ˜€

      Yes, glad you agree that a book blog has to have reviews, I get that they aren’t as popular as other posts but a review is really just your thoughts on a book and good or bad you’re going to have thoughts on a book after you’ve finished it.πŸ˜€

      Definitely a lot of other options to though which all add to variety and a few I missed I’m sure to.πŸ˜‚

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