All this thinking has led me towards wanting to use my blog slightly differently. Rather than only putting up fully formed book reviews I'd like to use it as more of a reading journal. Sometimes when reviewing a book I find it difficult to do it justice because I'm desperately trying to avoid giving away any details that could be considered spoilers. I might now include more discussion about themes and details that seem vital to me or that made an impact on my reading experience - BUT I will ALWAYS clearly indicate where I'm straying into spoiler territory.
I'm thinking about posting more succinct comments too, whilst I'm reading a book or as soon as I've finished it, to note down my immediate impressions. That way, even if I an unable to write a proper review I've still got a reference to each book I read.
I'll still write my reviews as before too, in fact I have a stack to catch up with, which I'll post in between the other blogs. I enjoy writing reviews, it's something I've been doing off and on ever since little school when we used to write book reports!
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