Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Note about Upcoming Reviews

You will find that some of my upcoming reviews will be extremely brief.

If I say that I enjoyed the book but do not make any other comments, I did enjoy the book, but I didn't feel like writing anything.  That happens to me sometimes.  It's purely a motivational issue and has nothing to do with how much I enjoyed the book.

In December 2012, I wrote, "I cannot force myself to write up a review of a book when the thoughts do not come easily.  That's when writing for this blog seems like writing a required book report for school.  That's no fun and why sometimes my blog posts become infrequent.  I can only write something when I am in the mood and it comes easily to me.  Otherwise, I cannot do it."

In several instances prior to that post, I allowed myself to be distracted from continuing my reading and reviews because I thought that I must write up a proper review of every single title.  Reviews sometimes went on a hiatus for several months before I forced myself back.  In the case of Grace Harlowe, it's been 4 1/2 years, and I still haven't gotten back to them.

If I don't feel like writing much in a review, then I don't.  This is certainly the case for a number of upcoming reviews.  I will soon be reviewing the Secret Circle Mysteries, ten of the Ted Wilford books, and the Phyllis Whitney juvenile mysteries.  While most of the reviews will be of typical length, you will notice that some from each set will be extremely brief with little information, leaving you wishing that I had written more.  If I had tried to force myself, I would have quit the reviews.  While you might not like how lacking some of the reviews will be, at least I do keep going so that better reviews will come along.

1 comment:

Homeschool Mom said...

I think we all appreciate your reviews whatever the length. Looking forward to reading the Phyllis Whitney reviews--I enjoy her juvenile and adult mysteries. As a matter of fact, I am currently reading one, Amethyst Dreams. I read The Haunted Pool some time ago. She was certainly prolific.