A Willful Woman…

Thoughts about books from a romance addict.

Today is a Happy Reviewing Day

on November 2, 2013

I’m feeling really pleased right now with a review I just finished polishing. (Theoretically… in practice, I will probably keep futzing with it until it’s actually published.)

For me, reviewing is optimally a creative exercise. It doesn’t always work out that way; sometimes it feels more like a book report, and I don’t know who’ll be more bored, me writing it or the people reading it. But when there’s a lot going on in a book, it lends itself to a form of delicate revealing while concealing — or perhaps it’s concealing while revealing. Basically, showing an interesting emotional truth without getting bogged down in boring or spoileriffic plot details.

When I’m really on, I create a book review that I think gives some of the feel of actually reading the book. Or perhaps I should say, what the experience of reading the book was like for me.

Best of all — this book was a B, and I bloody well know it. šŸ˜‰


2 responses to “Today is a Happy Reviewing Day

  1. Caz says:

    *applauds* I know what you mean – some books are easier to "get under the skin of" than others, but when it works, it's fab!

  2. willaful says:

    Thanks, Caz. Do you have a review you're particularly proud of?

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