Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm still new at this, but please feel free to have a look around, take a look at my recent reviews, like Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks, and please come back on Monday because I will be posting my first giveaway in honor of that most hideously wonderful of all holidays, Halloween.
The Book Blogger hop is an weekly event hosted by Crazy-for-books, as a way for bloggers to meet each other.
Today's question: When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?
Granted I'm still new, so maybe things will change in the future, but right now I write my review when I'm done with a book, since my opinions on a character and a story plot can change as the book progresses. Sometimes characters start out behaving in a way I find unbelievable until the author reveals their true motivation, other times a character can seem strong and likeable and then the author starts making them do things that just don't fit. I'd rather my review reflect my overall opinion rather than appearing too wishy/washy. As I progress as a reviewer though, I may take some notes on the book to help my review, but I'm not so sure. I always want reading to be about the pleasure of disappearing into a story, and not like work. The Review is just a way for me to share my joy with others.
I have also joined Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This Week's Question is: what is your high fashion book? --- translation --- best book cover ever.
Such a complicated question as I have a lot of books that I adore the cover art, but there are two books that I will admit I bought largely because of their cover (though I do love the story inside them as well)
First there is Mirrorscape (which I reviewed here Thursday). I love the hill of houses that you can look at, and notices differences every time. (I just couldn't find a picture on the internet that did this book justice.)
I also fell in love with the cover of The Ruby Key, and couldn't resist buying the book. Its sequel, The Silver Door was just as beautiful both inside and out (I actually liked the story in The Silver Door more).