Look! It’s only taken me eleven months to log all my 2015 reads on Goodreads. Ha. *eyes 2016 notes*
I think I’ve mentioned my “process” before – I basically jot down some rough notes (and rating using GR stars) in a Google Docs document and then transfer over in a (much) more coherent form to GR when I’ve some time to spare. (This excludes those books that I feel strongly enough to blog about here, obviously!)
What I have found myself doing when transcribing my notes
a year some time later is that I occasionally adjust my original rating for a book – rarely upwards, usually downwards. Not very often – it was maybe for ten or so books when I was finishing off my 2015 updates? In a way, distance helps me to calibrate my ratings – if I can barely remember the plot a few months later, that 4* was probably a bit too generous in hindsight. Does anyone else adjust ratings retrospectively too?
Anyway, a couple of links for the weekend:
- Can’t remember if I’ve posted this before as it’s an old one, but Kelly Hunter posted a rough cut of her opening scene for one of her upcoming Harlequin books together with her (own) editing notes. I love how her characters bounce off each other, so it’s interesting that she says that dialogue comes easiest to her. Love the scene as well – can’t wait for these books to be released.
- Sharon Shinn says her Ace hardcovers won’t be released as paperbacks, as her publisher thinks the people who want lower-cost alternatives are likely to buy ebooks instead. Is this a thing now? It’s the first time I’ve heard of this; then again, I’ve not been buying many paperbacks at all.