This blog is not dedicated to one particular genre or style of literature, so an “apples to apples” comparison is both unfair and unrealistic. In the same hand, people tend to visit book blogs looking for a star rating snapshot that sets the tone and convinces them to read on. My concession to this is a soundbite or catch-phrase summary that paints my opinion in broad strokes for the attentionally challenged.
The intention behind writing the review itself is simply to express my thoughts after reading a book. My assumption is that you’re reading these reviews for my opinion, and not for a plot summary. I will always give a brief nod to content for those who might be unfamiliar with the book, but it will hint at flavour rather than giving a full description of the meal.
If you have any suggestions or comments that you think would improve the impact of my reviews, feel free to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.