You READ – but do you leave REVIEWS? – by Chris Graham (aka The Story Reading Ape)

Please, leave reviews!

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A stack of books and words Read - Review - RepeatIf not, why not?

I don’t have time

The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record your feelings about it.

I can’t write long fancy reviews like those I see on book review blogs

You don’t have to, Amazon, for example, only ask you to use a minimum of 25 non repeating words.

I can’t express myself very well

No-one is asking you to produce a literary masterpiece, start off with things you liked, didn’t like or a mix of both about the book, e.g.,

I liked this book because –

it reminded me of –

it made me think about –

it made me so scared I couldn’t sleep for –

it made me feel homesick for –


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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. charlypriest
    Jul 31, 2020 @ 10:00:47

    Call me Satan but I only leave reviews for you, some other people obviously but a close circle. Did you made a review of my great poetry book? hummmm……. 😉 Kidding, I do it because of the person, not even monetary type of mentality so I should be a humanitarian then

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  2. brokearsehotmess
    Jul 19, 2020 @ 02:05:43

    I needed to be reminded of this!!

    Liked by 2 people


  3. whimsical90
    Jul 19, 2020 @ 00:18:44

    I very strongly agree to this.

    Liked by 2 people


  4. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 22:14:31

    It’s what I tell everyone I want for Christmas and my birthday… REVIEWS!

    Liked by 3 people


    Jul 18, 2020 @ 22:09:14

    I do understand this…I find it so hard to ask anyone else to leave a review on my books.
    Even my family and friends who have bought my book have not realized that reviews really help. But then I have bought around thirty books written by WordPress bloggers and not left a review. I feel nervous about what to write. If I relate my favourite part…am I giving away spoilers? But I don’t want to leave generic comments that look as if I haven’t read the book at all.

    Liked by 3 people


  6. The Story Reading Ape
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 21:43:05

    Many thanks for spreading the word, Ritu 🤗❤️🤗

    Liked by 2 people


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