This discussion kind of stems from a discussion I had not too long ago about hype.
Has being a book blogger made me a critical reader?
Sometimes when I read a book and write down every single complaint I have, I wonder: If I weren’t writing down all these complaints, would I enjoy this book more? If I didn’t keep track of the complaints, would I forget them instead of dwelling on them?
If I’ve been subjected to the Hype Monster, I’m probably likely to get my hopes up too high and end up being disappointed. If I wasn’t submersed in the book world and hadn’t heard about the hype, would I have liked it more?
In my reviews, I usually go over as many aspects of the book as I can in detail, and give them all a final rating in the end (i.e. world building, writing style, characters, etc). If I didn’t end up picking apart the whole book to examine under a magnifying glass, would I have liked it more?
Sometimes I really wonder if I would enjoy reading more overall if I didn’t review the books I was reading. Do any of you ever have this feeling?