Each week bloggers answer a different question. This week's question is: Are your reviews more of a rehash of the story or do you comment on writing style, characters, and reflection?
My reviews tend to be on the shorter side. I generally include whether I liked the book or not (and to what extent) and things that stood out to me while I was reading.
Personally I can't stand reading "reviews" in which people basically summarize the book, in my opinion that is what the blurb/synopsis is for. I also can't stand lengthy book report style reviews, they lose my interest. When I read a review, I'm looking for quick insight as to whether a book is for me or not, so I generally skip the longer ones.
When I write my reviews, I try to keep it simple and think to myself "what would I say to my sister about this book?"
What is your review style? As a reader, what is your preference when checking out other people's reviews?