Negative Reviews: What do you do when you don't like a book?
For today's Blogging about Blogging I wanted to discuss a topic that is sensitive for bloggers and authors alike, Negative Reviews. Actually, I dislike the term negative reviews. It connotes that the reviewer is being negative, attacking the author and his/her work, which is exactly the type of review that hurts everyone.
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Of course reviewing a book you don't like has to be done constructively and as objectively as possible. Here at Girls Just Reading, we strive for honesty. We can only tell you how the book makes us feel and where we felt there were issues, if any. If the book I'm reading is out of my normal scope, I'll tell you that so you have a frame of reference for what my thoughts are. (My integrity with blog readers is important to me.)
Reading is personal and so are our reviews. As long as everyone remembers that this is just one person's opinion, all is well.