Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. As you may know, I love reading and I follow multiple blogs about reading, reviewing, writing, and gardening. Today while reading I came across a discussion post by Books Teacup and Reviews and could not help but read it.
Going through the post, the author had great points on why book reviews are important for readers, authors, and publishers. They also mentioned a couple of other ways book bloggers have added to their blogs, like discussion topics (like this one) fangirl rants, et cetera.
I personally love reading book reviews. Sometimes the final nail in the coffin (as it were) as to if I will or will not read a book has been based on a good review.
I also enjoy writing the reviews I post. I have gotten wonderful thank yous from authors after posting reviews. I know my work is appreciated, and I feel gratitude that I am able to read so widely outside of what is offered via my library.
While I absolutely agree reviews matter and are important for various reasons. I feel that sometimes having only reviews on my blog would make blogging extremely hard for me.
I am an avid reader, but I only read minimally 2 books a week and still do the miriad of other things on my plate. Sometimes trying to make my blog successful takes me away from the most fun part, reading amd reviewing. I end up spending too much time on the back end of blogging.
If I want to post more than once a week, I need other material. Having post available other than book reviews helps bloggers with those in between days. They also help with audiance engagement. After all, who are we without our audiance?
I find having the ability to do bookblasts, spotlights and giveaways in addition to my reviews are helpful for my blog. But the real bones of my blog has to be my book reviews.
I think this is a great discussion point and relevant for book bloggers, authors, and readers.
If you are interested in the blog post I read by Books Teacup and Reviews you can check it out below.
Well that is simply my opinion on this topic. What do you think? Do you agree? Are book reviews enough for book blogs? Let me know in the comments below.
And As Always…
Go forth, dear readers, support your favorite indie authors and encourage reading and literacy.