As hysterical as these “customer reviews” are, they demonstrate the perversiveness of people who leave customer reviews. That’s a good reminder for book reviews. The idea behind a review isn’t always to get people to read a book; sometimes it’s to get people to laugh at the review.
I love to recommend books to people. There are few things I enjoy more than talking about books I’ve read. I never leave Amazon or B&N site reviews though and I’m not sure why. I think it is a good exercise to write down why I like or dislike a book.
For a while, I tried writing my reviews in a journal. That didn’t last. Then I tried typing them on LiveJournal. I couldn’t keep up with that either. Now I’m logging books I’ve read on Facebook. That seems to work better for me in that the reviews I write are much shorter and I feel like they’re somewhere that people I know will read them. But I’m not sure what I learn from writing them since they’re so short.
Do you post book reviews anywhere? Do you like reading them? Writing them? I’d love to get other people’s input while I’m figuring out how to spend my time on this.