Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is held by Jen over at Crazy-for-Books.  

What to Do:
1. Post on your blog answering this question:

Blogging Question: How do you handle the writing of a negative review?
2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list here (enter your Blog Name, Genre you review, and direct link to your post answering this week’s question; failure to do so will result in removal of your link).
3. Visit other blogs in the list, spending quality time getting to know the people you are visiting. Don’t just visit the post with the question, but click around and read some of the blogger’s other content, too! This Hop isn’t about the number of people you can visit, but the quality of each visit.

My Answer:  
I do occasionally find books that I have some criticism for.  I try to hearken by to my school days where if you didn't have anything nice to say don't say it, and from my creative writing classes, giving constructive criticism.  So I would never say, "This book was horrible, I hated it," but more something like "I hoped I would have enjoyed this book more had" and insert constructive criticism.  The good thing about reviews is many authors (especially new authors) read them, and if it's a valid or useful point it could also help them in their next book.  


  1. yes, I try and be honesty and tell about the book and what i liked about it. If it less then a 3 rating i still review it but I am honest to how I feel without hurting the author or turning anyone away and let them decide for themselves.

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  2. Hello, visiting you through book blogger hop.
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  3. Just stopping by from the hop today. Keep on bloggin'.

  4. Yes, honesty is great! And I hate reviews that slam authors or books. I always try to look for things that did work for me and ask myself why other things didn't. :)

  5. I'm a fairly pleasant person myself and think that bloggers who are just plain "mean" in their reviews need to be deleted :) from my reader anyway. In a community of any kind (even a virtual one) there should be room for constructive conversation, and we're not all going to agree on everything all the time...that would be boring. I think with balance and honesty, we can all agree to disagree sometimes :)

  6. I have gotten exact replies from authors that the negative response will help them. I don't think they like it, of course, but any kind of comment does help.


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  7. It seems as if a lot of us are in agreement. No since in berating the author. We can rate it a two or three and still have something good to say about the writing.

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