btt for 11/21

Do you think reviewers are obligated to put up a good review of a book, even if they don’t like it? Have we come to a point where reviewers *need* to put up disclaimers to (hopefully) save themselves from being harassed by unhappy authors who get negative reviews?

Well, i've not gotten an ERC direct from an author yet so i haven't confronted this exact situation. I have received a few from LibraryThing and the 2 i've read i've given good reviews to. I don't know how I'd do with a book that i really hated that i got free. There's two possibilities. I could not like it just because it isn't what i like, like chick lit, or "action movie" books, in which case i'd try to be fair to say the writing/dialogue/whatever was fine, just not what i like to read about. If it is really a poorly written one, i might just try to suggest the author refine their technique more. Not sure exactly.

I'm going to see Twilight tonight with a friend. Yay.

Also, unplug your cel chargers when you aren't actually charging a phone!

Thanks for visiting!

Comments

  1. This seemed random, but... I think that you should try and point out something positive about the book.

    "I like how you put periods at the end of your sentences. That is very good."

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