You READ – but do you leave REVIEWS? – by Chris Graham (aka The Story Reading Ape)

Great post by Christopher Graham (The Story Reading Ape) on the reasons to leave a #bookreview. Thank you, Chris!

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A stack of books and words Read - Review - RepeatIf not, why not?

I don’t have time

The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record your feelings about it.

I can’t write long fancy reviews like those I see on book review blogs

You don’t have to, Amazon, for example, only ask you to use a minimum of 25 non repeating words.

I can’t express myself very well

No-one is asking you to produce a literary masterpiece, start off with things you liked, didn’t like or a mix of both about the book, e.g.,

I liked this book because –

it reminded me of –

it made me think about –

it made me so scared I couldn’t sleep for –

it made me feel homesick for –


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  1. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Yes I read and I leave a review. Always LOL

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    1. And all of us writers appreciate it! ❤


  2. Excellent choice to share, Jacquie. The Great Ape doesn’t speak very often but when he does it’s well worth listening. Hugs to you both.

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    1. I agree, Teagan. Chris helped potential reviews see just how easy-and important-reviews can be.


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