First, a reminder to pop over to Pop Culture Junkie for today's Noontime Chat about Miles From Nowhere. It starts at noon in Alea's time zone, which I think might be in an hour and a half. You can also catch yesterday's chat on J Kaye's Book Blog. And now...
The question: Do you review every book you read? Do you just review Early Reviewers or ARCs? Do you review only if you like a book, or only if you feel like you have to? How soon after reading do you post your review? Do you post them other places- other social networking sites, Amazon, etc.?
The answers: No, I don't review every book I read. Sometimes a book is just okay. I could dig it apart and analyze why it was so-so instead of great, but I'm not sure who that benefits, if anyone, and I'd rather just move on to the next book. If it's a review copy, I'll make sure to mention it on my blog, but I won't write a full review.
I do review every book I read that I have something to say about. If I love the book, the review goes up within a couple of days--or even before I've finished reading! If I didn't love the book, it takes me longer to sort out why and put it into words that are honest but (hopefully) kind.
Normally I post the full review on my blog and then when I get around to it I'll transfer part of that review to LibraryThing. If I happen to be reminded of GoodReads around that time, I'll post it there, too.
As for Amazon: if I take the time to post a partial review there, it's a huge compliment to the author. Think of it as me acquiring 10 copies of the book on consignment and selling them out of the back of my car.