Thursday, August 9, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #41: Do you follow a formula?

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!

How to join in:
-You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
-Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
-Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
-List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
-Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
-Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Question of the Week: Do you have a formula or outline that you follow while writing reviews?

Me, not so much. LoL I always try to hit upon key points like characters, plot, pace, world-building and I unless I am doing a quickie review then I summarize the book in my own words at the very beginning with a one-liner at the very start. Usually I try to hit for 4-5 paragraphs total, more then that and I think reader's eyes start to cross. LoL  
I've tried sticking to an outline before but it just didn't work for me, I like to fly by the seat of my pants I guess. ;)

How about you? Do you have a formula or routine while writing reviews or do you just go with the flow? Leave a comment and share your thoughts. Have a great weekend! 


  1. Not really. With ARC's I try not to give everything away while mentioning some of the things I enjoyed about the book. I think every review turns out a little differently for me.

    Have a Great Weekend!

  2. I have two different formula's for my paranormal/urban fantasy and romantic suspense/mystery thrillers reviews.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. My number one goal when writing a review is to not give too much away - so hard when I LOVE a book.

  4. Not so much. I have general guidelines, but I don't follow them exactly for every review.

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiction

  5. I don't really have a formula, but I try not to give spoilers (don't like them). I just write & try to make sense too.

    great question Crystal
    Have a great weekend!
    Sharonda @ Salacious Reads


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