I have heard about the 1/2 point rating slide blogger experience after about a year of reviewing, and I think I am in the midst of it right now.
As I’ve waded through genres and sub-genres and endless quests and mysteries, I’ve found myself picking apart the various nuances of each. I’ve seen similar characters, storylines, and settings. I’m also getting a little better at identifying things I like and dislike about the books I reading.
Does this mean I’m becoming more picky? Is this a good or bad thing? Is it sophistication or just me being pedantic?
This is a big reason why I switch up genres so often. I don’t want to get tired of one particular type of book… I don’t want to have them start fading into one big book blob… I’m not exactly looking to be impressed or surprised by every turn of the page, but I am starting to withhold my 5-stars a bit more now.
And It’s not like I’m down on reading or don’t enjoy reviewing anymore, and I am definitely not becoming one of those curmudgeon reviewers. My reviews are still balanced: a little good and a little ok. But I do feel like I’m just a little harder on the books I read now.