Some of you already asked, why I don’t write book reviews anymore. That’s why I had the idea to explain this to you officially. At least my blog started as a pure books blog, with those typical girls‘ books and tiny articles about my literature at primary school. Does anybody still know them? If not, please have a look at my very first book review. In year 2010 109 words were enough for little Charli (alias me) to describe her favorite book. 😉
And what about today’s book reviews?
From time to time the books, I read, were getting more demanding and also my reviews were reaching higher claims. I hope, you noticed and saw the differences to my former book reviews. Right? 😉
As I got the first review copies from the publishing houses, I got more and more ambitious and I wanted to read and review any release coming out. My book love now was extended, I was as fascinated by cook and design books as by books about fashion and architecture. Put me into a bookstore and I am happy. This has not changed until today.
Well, back to the topic: Where are the reviews? 😉
Almost every blogger knows this, there are times, in which you are less motivated, less creative. Like a Blogger-Burn-Out, or an „blockade“ (!). Do you remember this post, there I’ve already written about missing motivation and hacker attacks.
It is similar with book reviews, you see new book reviews on other blogs everyday and you wonder, how they do this. I really put myself under stress, because I thought, my reviews were not enough.
Yeah, I know, you should not compare yourself with others! My words, guys! But…
Sometimes it is not easy to follow your own advice. And then there were some strange e-mails, in which they accused me of writing much too elaborate posts for the review copies. I would harm the blogger business with this and they would send me a warning letter. Anonymously, of course, but anyway or even because of this a bit scaring!
Until this point for me it wasn’t clear, that I am having a business here and „warning letter“ sounded a bit like bad behavior at school. But I always behaved good, I thought! So a little break for book reviews was necessary and we had to inform us, if I commit crimes with my „too elaborate book reviews“.
Now everything is solved and I got my motivation back, because I read books anyway, of course. Namely they can’t prohibit this for me!
In the future I will structure my reviews a bit different. No, don’t worry, they won’t be less elaborate. This was never planned. I recovered well and now I have good new ideas. And one of the most important parts will ever be well made photographs. If anybody thinks, they are still to elaborate, shouldn’t be reading them. Simple solution, isn’t it? Stay tuned!
Because we are still having holidays, I will try to show you some very good books as fast as possible, which wait for a review for so long. And I also have a new addition in English.Because I spent our last few English pounds on the English book „Dunkirk: The History Behind The Major Motion Film“. Joshua Levine explains the backgrounds of the film by Christopher Nolan in it. And because we visited the secret tunnels at the Dover Castle, in which the evacuation of the British troops was planned, I am even more interested in the story.
Okay, I hope, I was able to calm you a bit with my explanation and you are excited for new book reviews. And if you have reading advice, give them to me! Autumn only started, we can read soooo much. And we can drink tea… 🙂
If you are also interested in history and you can’t wait for my review about the Joshua Levine book, you can already order it on Amazon. For those who are not originally English: The book is just published in English until now, so you are practicing for your English lessons or skills. 😉