Last month I wrote a Discussion on What You Review.
But, I wanted to expand on what I said when I saw a great discussion on How Does One Review Manga and Comics @ RakioddBooks. (And really, check out her blog!)
Because I’d love it if more book bloggers reviewed comics/manga/ etc.
In my discussion, I had mentioned reviewing non-books, but hadn’t gone into detail.
And when commenting on Raquel’s post, I thought I had enough to say on my own views that I’d make my own discussion post as a sort of response. Get my insight out to my own followers.
Here is what I commented:
I haven’t really read enough manga/comics recently to be thinking about how to review them, but I think I’d use a similar system that I use for short story collections.
As you finish a short story (or manga/comic volume) write a mini review, then, when you’ve read enough (5-10 depending on length I’d guess – or even once you’ve finished the series), you can post all the mini-volume reviews in one post with an overall conclusion on your thoughts of the series.
That way, you don’t have to worry about either not having a long enough review or forgetting details of the series as you review.
I’ve reviewed short stories before – I review the collection as a whole with mini-reviews for each individual story in the same post.
I think a similar approach works for manga and comic volumes.
That way you can track your thoughts on each individual issue for your followers, without forgetting details by reviewing at the end, or getting annoying with two sentence reviews posted separately for the whole series/run/etc.
What do you think?
Should they be reviewed differently?
Do you have your own thoughts on it?
Or do you think book blogs should only review books?
Because I like seeing reviews of other types of material.