I started thinking about this towards the second half of last year and it’s a thought that hasn’t really gone away. Technically there is nothing but myself from going back to edit my reviews, but should I?
I’m not talking about the odd typo. I’m talking about changing the rating or even the content of a review.
While some of the reviews I’ve written (especially those when I first started blogging) aren’t always as good as I wished they were I don’t mind leaving them. But there a few books
(ok 4) where I now have a problem with the review or the rating I originally gave.
One thing that these books have in common is that they all sit on my Diverse Bookcase. When I initially read these books, it was usually a case of me coming across a story dealing with that particular subject for the first time or the book in question was acknowledging something that I hadn’t seen another YA/MG story. Now I have more understanding (through talking to people and a lot more reading, factual & fictional) and I have read better books dealing with these topics. Ones where I feel those authors have either personal experience or done better research.*
So when I think about those 4 books and my reviews attached to them I feel like I’m wrong. What I believe now, doesn’t not match the review/rating I gave those books.
Yet I’ve never thought about going back to change reviews before and that notion itself makes me uncomfortable.
I’m constantly changing my mind between – should or shouldn’t I?
Do you sometimes wish you could go back and change a book review?
Have you done it?
*I realise this paragraph is very confusing/vague
but I don’t want to give away the books