The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
What percentage (roughly) of the books you read do you write blog post reviews for? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Complex Chaos)
I’d have to say 98% of the books I’ve read I’ve reviewed since starting this blog. I’ve mentioned before how I joined Goodreads in 2010, but really didn’t start using the site consistently until 2013. It was another few years before I wrote a review. I wrote reviews sporadically until the end of 2019, when I decided that if I was going to read over 100 books a year, I should really write up reviews so I’d have some sort of memory of what the book was about and why I rated it so high (or low).
I can’t say I’ll keep to that high percentage simply because I listen to so many audiobooks at work, it’s hard to keep up with all the books I’ve listened to and then have to review. Right now my routine is to listen and read a bunch of books and then find one weekend to write up reviews for the following month. The weekend I’m writing this blog post, I’ve already written up most of the reviews for March and still have finished books that need reviews. I only review three books a week, and then a Nancy Drew once a week, so four reviews a week.
I don’t know if this is sustainable. I don’t want to schedule too far in advance. Maybe I should just pick the best of books and review them, but then that wouldn’t be fair. If I read a clunker, I want people to know about it so they can decide for themselves whether to avoid it or not.
What about my blogging friends? What’s your percentage?