I think I have sort of decided to give up the label “book review” for my post. More and more, and especially now that I am reading more classics, I have a feeling my posts are about my personal responses and the questions and thoughts I have after reading a book. I am not really reviewing. I think I might have started this blog thinking I would try to write “real reviews”, but in the end I think my blog is more of a reading diary. Then again, I have felt that way for months and I have never felt the need to let go of the word review. I am not sure why it suddenly started feeling so wrong to use it. But lately it got almost painful to select the category “Book Reviews” when I posted my thoughts on a book. So there you have it, my incoherent reasons for not wanting to call my posts reviews anymore. I am left with a few questions:
- I know there are more bloggers out there who do not use the label “review”, I was wondering, what do you call the list of books you have posted about, if not “Review Directory”?
- Same goes for: Does it mean you no longer have a “review policy”, does it imply that as a blogger you can no longer accept books “for review”?
- Do you enjoy my style of posting lately, or do you feel strongly that I should return to a “review” format? And I know my posts on Jane Eyre might be a bit much, but I cannot help it. I will not post multiple post on each book I read, but if I feel the need to, I will.