|My two loves, books...and yarn.|
Oh did it work, now I read up a storm. In fact, I've been reading faster than ever. But I ramble.
Anyway the point of this post is how reviewing has made me grow as a reader. I realized that now I am reading not just to enjoy the story, but I notice things like character growth and climaxes. I find myself enjoying stories more in fact because I can break them down and appreciate every little part.
That...and I used to be a 5 star giver. Yup, one of those notorious people who rated everything fabulous? Reviewing has taught me to look at the story as a whole, and think deeply about it before I give it a rating. It's also taught me how to decide who to recommend it to. In whole, it's taught me a lot!
So to those great book blogs who I strive to emulate...thanks. I appreciate it, and I hope my readers here know that I do my best to be honest and keep you entertained. You are appreciated too!