Yup… I once dated one of those guys.
At least he was nice enough to wait until we left the theater before he started picking the movie to pieces.
Now, years later… I find myself doing the exact same thing.
Why? Because I finally got why he did it.
There are some really fantastic movies out there – and it is absolutely possible to watch them and turn off the critic in your head and just… enjoy.
But when the credits roll, you start thinking. And when you think, you realize there are things that happened during the movie that essentially make the presumption that you – as the watcher – are an idiot.
And so you analyze and you point out the obvious flaws and you pick it to pieces… all the whole hoping that people you watched it with, “get it” too.
And I could go on… and on… and on…
But I won’t. I’ll stop right there and say this – I believe this is one thing that makes me a natural book reviewer.
And you know exactly what I mean…
There is a very thick line of difference between those of us who are natural reviewers and those of us who just review books.
Those who are natural reviewers can spin a tale about the wonders that take place between the pages – without giving away important plot points or telling the read how the story ends!
We don’t just analyze the tale – we pour our heart and soul into the words we pen (or type in most cases) about the beloved books we read day after day – time and time again!
We don’t just tell you what we did or did not like about it – we regale you with descriptions of our own experience with the story, the characters, the setting, the wondrous ending.
We let you in to our own hearts and minds and souls so that you can see how the book touched us and why.
Some of us even write our reviews as a bit of a story in itself. We seek to entertain as much as the writer of the book we are imploring you to give a chance!