HAPPY SATURDAY!!! Welcome back to Stop & Chat my loves! This week’s topic is about something I think we are all guilty of (just a bit?) and I noticed right here on RSR.
Where are all the reviews for older books?!
A few weeks back I reviewed, Storm Front, a book released in 2000. To be honest I didn’t think anything of the review but when I was looking at our past reviews it struck me how few books we review that are more than 2 or 3 years old. And then I started looing at the blogs I follow and saw it’s not just me. Obviously this isn’t a “shaming” post where I try to make everyone feel bad about neglecting our elders but it really made me think. If you look at your blog or goodreads how many books have you read in the past 6 months that were published more than 3 years ago? How much comment love did those books receive? Do we shy away from reviewing them because we feel like no one cares? Or are we just so busy with our ARCs and debuts and shiny new releases that we no longer give two shits about the book we bought at release 3 years ago but just never got around to?
Again, I’m not trying to shame anyone, I myself am 100% guilty of feeling like maybe no one cares about these books so why invest in a full review. This is simply me asking YOU guys why you think this is a thing. A trend. A reality in our beautiful book blogging world? Leave your thoughts in the comments!