Monday, 6 May 2013

Review Ghost Town

I want to apologise for the lack of book reviews on this so called book review blog. I wish I had a good excuse for it but if I'm honest it's just because I haven't really been reading any books and when I do I can't for the life of me concentrate on writing a review of it. I think for the most part I have been dreading writing reviews because I have OCD and it takes me forever to get what I want to say written and even when I finally write something coherent it's not exactly how I wanted to express myself. I have all the thoughts they just don't come out right.
        Then I go and look at all the other reviews the book I've read has gotten and some of them are so long and well expressed and I can't hope nor do I have the time to invest in something similar. That makes me feel like I'm doing a book, especially an indie book, a disservice.
        On top of that I get the guilts because I have accepted heaps of review books and I keep reading other books I've picked up which have piqued my interest more. So right now I'm working on changing my review policy so I don't get everybody's hopes up and I can manage better. I'm going to cut down my reviews so I don't feel like there's such a heavy weight on my shoulders when I go to write one.
       Hopefully that will mean I am more inclined to review books because at the moment reviewing just isn't fun anymore. Anyway, that's me, signing out for now.


  1. I understand what you mean. I felt the same when I started up the whole vlog thing. It was okay for a second, but I didnt like the time it took, setting up the camera/webcam, editing the video, figuring out what to say and how to make it coherant. It was just too much, especially on top of keeping up my actual blog. So I havent posted a viseo in a while. I thought about doing one yesterday, but I didnt. It's just not exciting, and sometimes I feel the same about reviewing. Sometimes I dont want to write a review about every book I read, and so some books show up on goodreads as read, with stars, and no actual review. Because sometimes I just dont feel like it and I think thats okay.

    First and foremost, this is YOUR blog. You do what you want with it. It's called "The Write Obsession" so if all you want to do is discuss your issues with writing, that's well within the parameters of your blog. If you dont feel like reviewing, then dont do it until you do...just make sure to shoot us a line every now and again to let us know you're well, and alive, and all that good stuff.

  2. You should be posting reviews because you enjoy it. Don't put pressure on yourself.

  3. It's your blog, so you totally don't have to apologize for not posting :) But I understand the feeling. Sometimes I don't feel like writing reviews either.

  4. Agree with the others. I think you should just review when you feel like you have something to say. Although, I will admit, sometimes I feel a bit of pressure. I know I'm not posting as many reviews as other people (who I guess write their reviews/posts beforehand; whereas I sit down, write, then post *shrugs*). But I try not to post dishonest reviews, so I usually try to stay away from the books I read that I really didn't like. Anyway, I hope you find your joy of reviewing again! But until you do, like everyone's said, no pressure. Hope you have a great week!
    Ninja Girl

  5. Review books if you want to, but don't bother if you find no joy in it anymore. I know I don't find joy in writing book reviews anymore, so I just completely quit doing it. It's a lot of work and sometimes you just want to read a book and not have to say anything about it.

  6. Yeah, I hear ya there! I took on too many from NetGalley/Edelweiss and regret it now. It's too much of a responsibility and if I can't keep up with it, I really shouldn't. I'd rather focus on the ones that, as you said, pique my interest. :)

  7. I know exactly how you feel. I've been doing this for about three years now, and I'm starting to feel the pressure of keeping up with it. Sometimes it gets pretty frustrating. Hopefully things will get better for you :)


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