I thought I'd discuss something a little different, with all my recently read but not reviewed books as source of inspiration.
How soon after I'm done reading do I review?
At the beginning of this week I had twelve books that needed reviewing! TWELVE (not including three that I read last year but haven't reviewed yet... I know, it's bad)! It was insane! But two or three days ago I sat my ass down and tried to catch up. That day I wrote a good 5 1/2 reviews, knocking out almost half the books on my to-review list. Not too bad if I do say so myself. So, to answer my previous question, how soon after I'm done reading a book do I review it? Not soon, not soon at all.
The book that was on my to-review list the longest I actually read back on February 18th! That's over a month ago! But don't be surprised because this always happens to me, always! The reason why I fell 10+ books behind this time was because I was actually, you know, reading. I started binge reading the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep earlier this month and I just haven't been able to stop. It's SO good I don't want to do anything but read those books! I'm on book 5 right now and I haven't even gotten around to reviewing the four previous books in that series... It's bad, right? Lol. Another reason why my list grew to such chaotic proportions was because I had reviews scheduled about 3 weeks in advance, so I was like, "oh yeah I'm good for now." Too bad those scheduled posted ended last week, lol.
To answer my question in a little bit more detail, it all varies and depends on when I have a little time or I actually feel like writing... Feeling inspired, you know? Basically, I almost never review a book after I'm done reading it. Every once in a while I will, but that doesn't happen too often... Not unless it's for a blog tour and I waited till the very last second to read the book, lol.
Usually after I'm done with the book I'll just sit there thinking about it, or go do something else, or if it's part of a series and I have the next book handy I'll start that (as is the case with Elemental Assassin right now!) And that is how I get sidetracked and don't review the book.
I am, however, trying really hard to stay on top of my reviews. I'm working to get to the point where I have no more than two books on my to-review list, trying to review the books right after I finish them. But that doesn't seem to be going well so far though, lol.
Well, I'm off to go try and catch up on my reviews! Lol.