These posts are meant to bring about some conversation, discussion, and perhaps even a debate. These discussion posts can occur at varying days of the week, mostly depending upon what's scheduled on the blog and what I feel like discussing.
As much as I love blogging and reviewing and sharing my opinions on books I've been reading, I wonder how many people actually read my reviews. Why do I ask this? Well, the thing is, I usually don't read many reviews. Sometimes I'll look at ratings or skim through a review, but for the most part, I don't read them. I can't read reviews of books I haven't read yet. I love reading through ones on Goodreads as soon as I'm done but not before. I'll usually read reviews of books that I loved to see what some of the criticisms were. Sometimes I'll read a review of a book I'm really looking forward to if the review is written by a blogger I like.
But even on the occasion that I do read a review, usually on Goodreads because I read books long after they've been published (in general), I don't comment on the post. Once in a while, if it's a book I really loved or hated or really had something to add, I'll comment. But generally, I don't. Sometimes it's because I have nothing substantial to add. Sometimes it's just because I'm not in the mood to.
And that's why I've been trying to work on the discussion posts I have on here more than the reviews. I know I'd much rather comment on a discussion post of something I haven't seen discussed yet (or even something that has). I feel I have more to contribute to discussions than the reviews that I do manage to read.
So my question is: do you read reviews often? When do you read reviews? Do you have criteria? Do you prefer more reviews or more discussion posts? Should I try to comment more on reviews that I do read, as limited a number as it may be?