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Socrates' posted about book reviewing and rating. I also would like to talk about how I feel about reviewing and my own reviewing.
I love reading and I love reviewing. But I sometimes have doubts about how good I am at it; reviewing that is. I read other peoples reviews and I enjoy them. They have depth and insight. I walk away from the review knowing how that person felt about it and it helps me decide if I want to read it or not. There have been plenty of times that if I hadn't read a review from a blogger ( or non blogger) that I trust/respect, I wouldn't have read the book.
Some are short and to the point and others are longer but good all the same. I feel my reviews are too general and plain and I really want to work on that this year. I want people to read my review, enjoy them and get insight and depth, to take something from it. To know my feelings on the book. Even though I have been reviewing books in discussion for years and have been an official reviewer for just about a year now, I still feel very amateur in my writing/reviewing. As if someone were to read my review and say/thing, " Oh, she's a newbie."
What are your thoughts on this particular subject? Do you ever feel self-conscious about your reviewing skills?