Friday, May 22, 2015

Follow Friday

Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

How do you write your reviews? via
I literally sit down at my computer and start typing.  Often I have to refer back to notes that I've taken throughout my read on my phone.  Generally, I just write down my thoughts on the novel like I'm sitting down having a chat with an old friend....hence the run-on sentences, poor grammar, overuse of slang terminology and made up words like awesomesauce.  :)

- Christinabean

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  1. I kind of just go for it too. I have a few key themes I try to cover, but for the most part I just want people to know how I felt about the book and what I liked and didn't like about it.
    New bloglovin' follower :)

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

  2. I like the conversational tone. I want to know how you feel.I do the same thing. Just start typing. Then, I usually have to do some editing, but it works. Here’s my F&FF.

  3. Hopping through. My writing style is very casual too. Both because I'm often hurrying and because I think it's more fun.
    My FF

  4. So many people take notes, and now I feel like I should too! Old follower!

    Lizzie @

  5. I'm such a perfectionist that it takes me a while to think of what to write and then I just hope that I can get it down the way I had it in my head.

    My FF:

  6. I keep a thesaurus next to my desk so that I can refer to it...helps a ton. My reviews can take a while to write though, because I want to make sure its good content for my readers.

  7. I tend to just go with the thoughts I have rather than always sticking to a structure too. Thinking of it as a conversation is a good way of doing things I think! :)

    New follower via Bloglovin' & GFC

    -- Nicola Reads YA

  8. Your review writing ways remind me of an Ernest Hemingway quote: "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." That's one of my fave quotes! :)

    Old Bloglovin' follower; new Twitter follower! :)