I’ve been blogging about books for quite some time now. For the most part things have gone smoothly. I seldom get any reaction to my reviews from authors, but for the most part the feedback I have gotten has been positive. I always attempt to review honestly, giving my reasons for my reactions to the book without being mean. I realize that every book is not for every reader AND that every reader will not love every book.
They say that the best way to thank an author is to write a review. It is my belief that reviews should be candid, fair, and sincere. One person’s 5 star read might be another person’s 2 star read. Readers, reviewers, and authors should ALL be cognizant of that fact.
Post I saw on Twitter:
Seriously??? She feels threatened because she knows she’s rich?
To which I responded:
To which she responded:
I vehemently disagree with this book bloggers stance. If she is intimidated from leaving honest reviews, then she shouldn’t be reviewing.
I also disagree with the author. She said the ‘review’ sounded like a 4 star review but the reviewer rated it with 3 stars. She should have been satisfied with the review as it stood.
I’d love your thoughts on this conversation.