as i’ve mentioned many times before, i am an intj on the myers briggs personality test (or an infj on days when i’m feeling particularly nice*), which means hellooooo there MAJOR PERFECTIONISM / OVERTHINKING COMPLEX. obviously, this translates into my blog whether i’m working on improving minor details in my design (hours at the computer trying to figure out what the heck is going on with the coding) or making header images (hours at the computer moving floral elements around (see: above image**). but even more than this, i see my perfectionism pop out and mock me when i try to write book reviews. let’s take a look of the rare and endangered madeline in her native habitat of overthinking every single tiny little detail, shall we?
*HAHAHAH otherwise known as never. i am nearly always a heartless vulcan.
** to be quite frank with you, i’m not entirely happy with how the font placement mingles with the floral elements.
stage one: the initial rating.
i always try to rate books just after i finish them to go ahead and get my thoughts down before i move right along to another book and forget what the heck this one was about in the first place, but my struggle here is, what if i don’t know how i feel about this book immediately?? this leads me to:
optional intermediate stage two: reading others’ reviews.
stage three: writing the review.