My book review technique keeps morphing and I have, fairly recently, started adding more book quotes to my reviews (I seem to be obsessed with quotes these days! F & O were quote posts too, oh well). In fact, sometimes they look a little bit like an essay I would have written for English class, just the reading genre is a heck of a lot different. Though to be fair, Mr. Mohney, my AP English teacher said something like “read, I don’t care if you read comic books, but just read”. Guess what Mr. Mohney! I’ma readin.
So what I am trying to do is tie the quotes into the body of the review to support what I am talking about. I don’t do that with all of them, because sometimes I don’t mark the quotes while I am reading. I get lazy I guess. Or I just pick funny quotes to show the snark or fun or whatever.
Personally, when I read reviews I sometimes skim over them. I think it depends on where they are included, if the review was compelling or not, if the quotes tie in with what is being discussed and how interested I am in the book itself. What about you, if you read book reviews, do you think quotes are an important part of the review? Or do you normally gloss right over them? Do tell 🙂
And because Quotes are fun, I just wanted to let you know that my buddy Becky from Blogs of a Bookaholic has started a relatively new meme called Quoting the Quill. You should check it out. I think once the AtoZ challenge is over I am going to join her in talking about my favorite quotes each week.