I read a very interesting post over at The Perpetual Page-Turner where Jamie declared that she’s not a book reviewer, she’s a book blogger. While reading it, I immediately figured out which of the two labels I am. Can you guess?
Yes, I consider myself to be a book reviewer. Why? There are several reasons:
1. I review every book I read. I have for the past 3 years, and intend to continue in the future. It hurts to even consider not posting a review. What do I do with those books? Do I rate them on Goodreads without a review? Do I post a mini review there and nothing here? Do I post nothing anywhere? Easier just to post my review and rating here and there. Less stress on me.
2. I post mostly reviews. I have gone through stages where I post a lot of other book related posts, especially author features, but right now, I think 90% of my posts are reviews. I like it that way. I don’t want to post a lot of everything else.
I was looking at my blog feeder the other day, and realized that it seems like a lot of people are doing book blogging, and not book reviewing. I think I counted 12 discussion posts, 10 meme posts, 5 other feature posts and 5 reviews. What? Where did all the reviews go?
I have other reasons, but I don’t think they’re needed. Those two sum up things pretty well. I like reviewing, I do it often, and I have no desire to change my current habits.
So there you have it. I am officially declaring myself a book reviewer. If you didn’t figure it out already. What are you, a book reviewer or a book blogger?