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I think this happens the most often when I've really loved a book, though it can also happen to me when dealing with issues or topics that affect me deeply. I've hesitated reading certain books for fear that I won't be able to adequately review them because of my own personal biases. How much of myself do I want to share here? Does sharing certain events from my past help or hinder my reviews and the people who read them?
As with most art forms, I think it can be hard to explain why you love something. When I see a dance or hear a song that brings tears to my eyes, I don't know how to say I appreciated it other than "I loved it." Similarly, with books I often find myself saying, "Well, I loved it because it made me cry." That evocation of emotion is often its own indicator of a positive opinion. And sometimes, that should be enough, though I strive to be a bit more articulate in my reviews on the blog. :)
Do you find some books too personal to review?
If you're a first time visitor, or just didn't get the chance to stop by this week, here's what you missed:
Everything's Better with Lions at Ruby's Reads
Waiting on Wednesday - Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
THE POISONED HOUSE by Michael Ford
Gothic Reading Challenge
Mystery & Suspense Challenge
Reading Challenge Check-In
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