Many of you out there are budding writers and some have even written galore by now. This article specifically might be of certain interest to most of you as it very declares the do’s and don’ts of book reviewing by the famous book reviewer Natalie Walet. Book reviewing is such a field which attracts very enriched of people, all those who are well skimmed in literature and really holds that passion towards a literary work. Every voracious book reader at a point of their life wants or wanted to be a book reviewer. Coming from an expert, book reviewing is an intense thing and is more complicated than many may form conception about. But it all becomes easy after you are done going through these set of do’s and don’ts for book reviewing.
- The first and foremost thing to keep in mind while sitting to review a book is process purity. You are only as good as your book reviewing process is. Know that it is true that there are no shortcuts to success and perfection. Therefore your approach should be focused on the aspect of both detailing and convenience. And the best way to proceed is by preparing notes while you are reading the book instead of keeping it for later. Make sure to always include the page numbers of all the content you find relevant and interesting. This helps make your review writing process much more easier and Also it is easier to remember important points this way. If possible, also document your views on these vital contents then and there.
- The first impression is always the last impression, believes Natalie Walet. Therefore it is of utmost importance that you go in with a strong opening sentence. The introduction should necessarily contain your central thesis, specific tonality of the review and should have the content’s hue in whatever introduction you give. It is important that you go to describing the plot later with your views. And never ever give up the ending, not even a clue!
- Don’t even dare to make the oldest mistake in the book. Don’t summarize the book for them. They want your views and an universal approach to the book, not the condensed story of what is already there! Therefore provide just enough summary for the readers to understand the subject matter and get into the feel. And other than that, it should be all you. You always have to keep in mind that you are reviewing the book for them and nit just reading the book to them.
- Always avoid giving any spoilers. Especially when you are reviewing a work of fiction then there exists a very thin line which determines that whether you are reviewing the book or you are just ruining it for them. Giving away any key points of the plot or the ending of the book is a big no no in this case.
Therefore by remembering these tips given by the famed book reviewer Natalie Walet, now you can very well proceed towards your book reviewing dream.