There is nothing like being able to give your own opinion about a book. More and more people are starting to read books to either learn something new or to pass time. There are a lot of good books but some of them may be too long so some readers would want to check out reviews first to see if they are any good. Hence, there are a bunch of book bloggers and you can be the next one in order to get additional income. It is a great sideline especially if you are passionate about reading books no matter what genre. Here is how to write an objective book review:
Read the Book Twice
During the first time you read the book, you will be able to get a clear idea of what it is about. For the second time, you will get some details that you totally missed. Hence, it would be better to read the book at least twice. In fact, doing it the second time around will certainly be faster so don’t think you are spending a lot of time on it.
While reading the book, don’t forget to take down notes about points you would want to emphasize in your objective book review. If you don’t take down notes, it is possible you will end up forgetting those details when you want to remember them. Better do it in handwriting that you would understand so take your time or use your notes app on your smartphone. Depending on how long the book is, it will more or less cover a bunch of ideas. Hence, better choose the best ones to cover in your review. Better choose the ones where a lot of people will be able to relate to so it would cater to a huge audience.
The number of quotations in your objective review should not be a lot. In fact, one or two quotations would be enough to handle. It should only be there when you need it so there should never be a lot of it. The quotations can be excerpts from the book so better think of your review’s readers as that person would not want to be spoiled a bit too much.
In conclusion, there are a lot of things to do when reviewing a book. Better not make any harsh judgment about it though as that would take the objective thing away from it completely. Also, better choose a book regardless of the genre. After all, it would be in your best interest to review something you have never heard of. It would allow you to give a totally unbiased opinion. The most important thing is that you enjoy writing the book review. Now that you know what to avoid when making reviews, you will have fewer people emailing you regarding negative feedback. It won’t be long before you will be motivated to make more objective reviews about a variety of books in the future.
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