If you find the reviews I have helpful, that's great. However, the stuff I've posted here are mostly for my benefit and I limit myself to a maximum of 20 minutes in writing every review.
While I remember characters based on their appearance and voice, I usually have the darnest time trying to remember their names. And given that I'm reading so much, and watching so much, it's so easy for me to forget who's who. That's one of the reasons I decided to start writing them down. Once I have them down, I can briefly look over my own summaries rather than flipping through pages and pages to find names out. I may actually remember some of them if I take the time to spell them out too.
Secondly, I limit myself to a maximum of 20 minutes per review, the shorter the better. The way I figure is that if it takes me longer to write a review than to actually read the book (or watch an episode), then I could have been using that time to read another book (given that I'm always backlogged). This doesn't give me a lot of time to write a complete summary or even how I feel about it during every stage of the story and so my reviews will be lacking to a large extent. However, again, it's because the primary audience is for my amnesic self.
I also realize that I tend to give many more favorable ratings than the other way around. First, I buy everything that I read/watch/play, so I already have a vested interest in the series. It's a lot hard to be objective when you aren't indebited to the company selling the anime or your own wallet. Second, having been enjoying anime and such for a while now, I think I have pretty good instincts as to figuring out stuff I will like. Add that to what I read in magazines and recommendations, as well as going with familiar authors and such, I usually pretty consistent in picking out series that I will like.
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