So I know this discussion has probably been done a million times, but I'm curious- when do you write your review? Do you do it right after finishing the book, or do you wait a while and let the story percolate? I prefer to write the review as soon as I finish the book- same day if possible, or the next day at the latest. Why? I'm not sure to be honest, it just feels like something I want to immediately talk about.
However, there are times when I can't write the review right away, and it might sit for a few days. I've even gone a week or two. It's rare but it has happened, and here's the thing- I think my review is different when I wait as opposed to writing it right after. Do you have the same experience at all? I say this because there was a time I started a review and then got sidetracked, and when I got back to it I just started over, and then compared it to what I had written previously. Um, pretty different!
So that got me thinking. What is it about waiting that changes how I review? Is it the passage of time giving me more insight- or just different insight? I think of this now every time I write a review with the book fresh in my mind. I wonder should I wait a few days or a week, and see what happens? But I don't. I just like reviewing the book when fresh. Maybe that's blog scheduling OCD rather than any real need to do the review right then.
The other thing is notes vs. no notes. I used to take notes when I read so I could look back at them as I wrote the review. But invariably after finishing the book I just start writing and hardly look at the notes. I just let the thoughts flow. Sometimes after I've written the review I look at the notes to see if I forgot anything. Occasionally I will add something but not often. Anyone else?