It’s Monday, and time to muse about bookish things with Ambrosia, at The Purple Booker.

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you post book reviews right after you finish the book? Or do you wait a while so you can fully digest it before posting a review?


Today I’ll take on the random question.  My practice is to post my reviews immediately after finishing the book…although recently I’ve been waiting until the next morning, especially if I finish late at night.

I started to realize that sometimes it is good to let my thoughts gel a bit, so waiting a bit happens more and more.

I take notes, so they help me, whether I review the book immediately…or later.

I never wait long, though.  I don’t like to start a new book until I’ve reviewed the one I just read.


What do you do?  What are you reading and musing about?


9 thoughts on “MY JOURNEY: BOOK MUSINGS…

  1. I write my reviews as I read and then edit, add, and “clean up” my review when I am done with the book. My review is basically done when I turn the last page. 🙂

    I normally have the reviews done ahead of time so I pre-schedule them for the post date.

    I agree with you about not wanting to start another book until the previous book is done.

    Great question, Laurel. Thanks.

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      • It works out very well for me.

        I used to do it in Word, but I actually do it in e-mail. Seems better for “safe keeping.” 🙂

        When I add/edit, I just change the subject line so I know it’s the most recent update.

        My pleasure for sharing.

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  2. That’s a better approach… not to start a new one before reviewing the last one. I used to do that but now I just devour one after the other!haha Thankfully I am getting used to taking notes for arcs and every book that I can! 🙂

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Allison, and whenever I think of not reviewing, I remember how much I enjoy looking up a book I’ve read and reminding myself of the characters and story by checking my review.


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