Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It takes a lot of nerve...

I'm going to talk about Goodreads and reviews, though it's a topic I try to stay away from. I do reviews on Goodreads, and Amazon for that matter. As an Amazon Vine reviewer, Amazon gives me products to try for an honest review. I used to review books on Amazon. Since I became a writer, I will no longer review books on Amazon (plus it's a time drain and you can only get more products if you have most of your other products reviewed).

I do still review occasionally on Goodreads, but if I don't like a book, I won't review it. I will only review books I would give four or five stars. I know some people don't agree with this policy, but as an author, I know how much low ratings hurt egos and feelings. That's just how I roll. 

Obviously there are review bloggers on there who review many books. Here's the thing, many of these bloggers are writers themselves. I don't know how they feel confident about giving a book one or two stars when they have books out there also. I mean, I would never retaliate against a blogger, low reviews don't really bother me any more, but I think some people might.

What do you think? I'd love some bloggers to weigh in if they read this.
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