Lately, I’ve discovered this niggling voice in the back of my head that insists I can DO BETTER with how I review. I’ve been considering the many different ways people (especially other bloggers I appreciate/look up to/admire) approach the reviewing conundrum and…I feel like perhaps there’s not enough ME in my reviews, despite how much voice I try to put into them.
So I wonder (and please, PLEASE feel free to jump in and tell me if this is a totally stupid idea or if you guys are totally down with the change) how you’d all feel if I…
–included a “soundtrack” of sorts, with 1-3 songs I feel fit the book’s plot. these would be youtube and embedded into the review, probably spaced between my paragraphs.
–started putting my chosen “excerpts” atop imagines, instead of just block-quoted into the text. In other words…I’d figure out a specific image, find it (free for use or stock photo or whatever) on google, and then edit the quote onto it. Or maybe just pick some sort of textured background, and use that? I think the textured background is the way I’m leaning, actually.
Both these ideas would help break up the text (I feel like I spam you with ALL THE WORDS, basically, and I know not everyone likes that) and bring a bit of “different” to my reviews in general….
I dunno, what do you guys think? Do you like one or the other of these ideas? PLEASE feel free to let me know!–I’d love to hear your opinions!