I’m done with my grad school finals for this term, so now I’ve about a week and a half of spring break to look forward to. One of my goals is to finish drafting my WIP, but I’ve also had my mind on the topic of reviews recently, and I’d like to continue something I haven’t had a chance to work on since the end of summer.
Last summer, I was trying to commit more to leaving reviews on books that I read and enjoyed. I was pretty successful in that endeavor, but since the summer, I’ve fallen behind on that task. That means that I have a few books that I’ve read in the past year that I have not yet reviewed, and I’m hoping to catch up on those over the break. Thankfully, I think there’s only 5 books on that list, and 4 of them are novellas, so it shouldn’t be too much work.
I also typically only leave reviews on Goodreads rather than Amazon, just because I don’t spend a lot of time on Amazon. And although Goodreads is owned by Amazon, they don’t transfer over the Goodreads ratings to a book’s Amazon page for some reason, even though reviews are generally more useful to a book on Amazon than they are on Goodreads. So, my plan is to also go back over the Goodreads reviews I did write last year and duplicate them on Amazon. Then, ideally, for any books I read in the future I will write reviews more immediately after I finish them and post the reviews to both sites at the same time.
I’m not entirely sure how much of this I can get through in only a week and a half (especially considering that my drafting is first priority), but I know I can at least get a start on this. And, of course, if anyone is interested in joining me in increasing their book review efforts (especially for books that don’t have very many reviews on Amazon!), I highly recommend it.