Discussion: Talking Books After the Fact
Kel Sunday, April 06, 2014 discussionHow do you talk about books others already read online? Many well established book bloggers get lots of ARC's and post reviews for them before the books come out. This is awesome because it creates hype for the good books and warns us off the bad.
The confusing part: a month later, I read one of the books my online friends have reviewed. I REALLY want to talk about it. Do I go to their blogs and comment on the old posts? Do I leave a note on one or all of their Goodreads reviews? Do I find or form a forum?
Or do I just write a review for the book on my blog, get the talking out of my system, and hope the friends who read the book read my post and engage in conversation?
I assume everyone has his/her own method for this kind of situation. Call this an informal poll: how do you go about discussing books that online friends have already read/reviewed?