August 19, 2011

TGIF! (14)

TGIF is brought to us by Ginger at GReads!

It's a way for bloggers to celebrate the end of the week with a nice re-cap of their weekly posts and to answer a random question.

The Reviews We Don't Write: Have you ever read a book and not wanted to review it? Are some books too personal that we want to keep our thoughts our own?

Naturally I think, Of course not. I review every book I read. But that's not true. I don't. Firstly, it's impossible. Secondly, sometimes I actually don't want to. Sometimes it's because the books most definitely are too personal, that if I went to review them, my review wouldn't make much sense or accuractely describe the book to unbiased readers. Sometimes it's because the books leave no impression upon me - good or bad, if I have nothing to say about it - at all - then I feel that I shouldn't bother reviewing it. Sometimes it's because I just want to read for the fun of it. Don't get me wrong - it's always fun (both the reading and reviewing.). But there's also this satisfaction with finishing a book and immediately moving on to the next, without a care in the world about what, exactly, I thought of it; it allows me to just feel whatever emotion the book evokes.

In short, yes, there are times that I read books and don't want to review them. And yes, I do believe that some books are too personal and I'd prefer to keep my thoughts to myself.


  1. Happy Friday! New follower here :)

    My FF post:

  2. HI, love the yellow. I think what you said was indeed my thoughts, lol.

  3. I have to remind myself that blogging isn't a's a hobby for fun. I can just keep reading like the good old days if I want. I don't always have to stop and go to the computer.

    Stop by if you get a chance

  4. I agree with everything you just said! I try to review most books I read, but sometimes that just doesn't happen. Thanks for sharing, glad I'm not the only one! :)

  5. I completely agree with you about loving the feeling from moving from one book to another without worrying about the review. I do try to review almost everything I read, but there have been a few books since I started blogging that I haven't been able to review for some reason or another.

    We're now following you! :)


  6. Wow, what an amazing blog! I don't review all the books I read, but I try.

    I'm following you via twitter.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I feel the same way about books. Sometimes writing out what you liked something can sort of ruin the magic of the book. I typically review most of my books cuz I'm a bit of a slower reader.

    Happy Friday! :)

  8. I totally understand not reviewing a book that does not leave a huge impression on you. Those reviews are the hardest for me to write! I just want to say "It was Ok." And leave it at that. lol


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