You know why I read so much? I enjoy it, but that’s not the only reason. I started writing a book in 2018 and I plan to finish it at some point, but many famous writers say that when you want to become good at writing, you must also read.

You read to get a feel for writing conversations or dialogue, view different writing styles, figure out how to connect with your audience, and to expound upon your vocabulary… yes, and for the enjoyment of it all, too! 

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Many people take a chance at writing a book. Some books are never finished, they don’t see the light of day. Others take years to write, simply b/c writing a book is a long and arduous process. Still, others are written very quickly and that’s b/c the author found a way to write that works for them, a rhythm, and they churn books out like nobody’s business. 

What’s my point? Glad you asked. 😉

I love writing book reviews. I love writing them b/c it gives me a chance to connect with what I’ve read, share my thoughts, and try not to spoil the book for anyone else. When people read my book reviews, I really hope they’re written in a way that makes them want to go out and read the book I’ve just read b/c that’s my aim. 

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However, I am writing these reviews for my own blog. Not necessarily to thank the author for writing the wonderful piece of work they worked hard on and put out for me to enjoy. So, here’s my way of being held accountable. I really do enjoy most of the books I read, so it’s only fair to let the authors know of my enjoyment.

Therefore, I pledge to write reviews to the authors on the platform from which I’ve bought said book to let the author know how much I’ve enjoyed, or not, their work. I can share the same words that I share here, so it’s not impossible. I’m challenging myself to do better with this task. 

What is something you want to challenge yourself to do better, as a writer? Think about it.