I’ve thought for a while that I should write something about this topic. I know that some people think that being a book reviewer is a relaxing thing to do. Yes, it’s cool and fun to be one but it is never easy. Every time, some of my friends would find out that I’m doing reviews on books that I’ve been reading, they always tell me that it’s cool and such but sometimes, some of them would do a side comment that it’s just easy and they can also do it but they just find it not worthy of their time. Well, I don’t really care if it’s time-wasting and if I don’t get any money from it, as long as I enjoyed reading books, it’s already a pleasure to me.
First of all, writing a book review was not a simple task. Why? It is because there were times when the book you’ve read was either great or not but the thing is, there would be a time that you couldn’t express what you wanted to say about the story. You were either out-of-words because it was really amazing and you thought whatever you would say won’t be enough to convey your feelings or it was just disappointing that you don’t want to write anything because you might put unintentional hurting words about the story or the author.
Second, as a book reviewer, I should always make sure that I include the things that I liked and disliked in the story but there would be an instance that I really loved it to the point that I, most of the time, couldn’t even put anything I disliked in the story even if it’s a very small point that might make the others hate it. I find it important to do this one because if you’ll only state why you love it or hate it, then others wouldn’t even try to read it because of you writing only one thing which includes something that they were trying to avoid when picking up a book.
Lastly, the time I give just to make a review for that book is something I am willing to spend just to be able to share my thoughts about it. I am a busy person because aside from blogging, I am also a college student, a dancer, and a Maths tutor so it’s really hard to make time reading and reviewing a book. It really takes time for me to be able to finish my review for each book. Right now, I have a lot of unfinished reviews on my hard drive but it’s hard for me to finish it due to some reasons – like I don’t know what to write about it and having a lack of time to finish them.
And, that’s my top 3 reasons why being a book reviewer is not an easy thing to do. There were still other reasons like deadlines for review of each book and such but these three are my main reasons.
For you, why do you think it’s hard to become a book reviewer? Feel free to share your thoughts or opinions about this one in the comment section.
Thank you, everyone, and always take care!