18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!
Question of the Week: Do you feel the need to write a review for your personal reads, as oppose to requested reviews, or are there some books you read just for the joy of reading?
I'm a horribly fast reader so I started the blog back in January mainly to help keep track of it all. I'll pick up a book in a series and really like it but might go 4 or 5 months before reading the next one and that's like 100 other books between them so I wanted somewhere I could go and get a little refresher of how I was feeling about the series.
I've done a couple reviews by request but mainly I try to stick to just blogging about books I picked out on my own. Just reading where I feel pulled. Of 113 so far this year I've gotten about 70 of them reviewed. So not too bad since they're mostly personal picks and no huge deal if they don't get reviewed. I like keeping it low key and stress free. No real deadlines like you have with requested reviews. Too much of that and it just wouldn't be nearly as much fun for me. I also like reading older books from the 80/90/00s that don't get much face time these days but are still fantastic books. Not really ones that you'd get requests for anymore so it nice to give them a little time and point them out to people :)
What about yall? Do you review/blog about personal reads? Just requests? Nice little combo?