So… read this! My appreciation for bloggers/readers/anyone who understands what book blogging and reviewing is really about, went sky high. I don’t always pay attention to not freely waste my time in getting involved with the bashers because they’re out there and they say what they say and fighting windmills and all that, but Fictionophile here pulled together a really really lovely response.
These past few weeks I have read some rather unpleasant comments about book reviewers. Blogger ‘bashing’ seems popular just now.
An example of this blogger bashing:
When someone – anyone – calls me or my fellow book bloggers dishonest – then steam starts to come out of my ears.When I give a book 5 stars it is because I love it. I’ve recently given a book 2 stars because it wasn’t to my taste. Everyone’s taste is different. I get most of my books from NetGalley, Edelweiss or directly from publishers. They do not cost me anything, yet I still rate them ALL as according to my enjoyment of them. Why would anyone post anything this hurtful. I do not lie when reviewing books! I do try to be kind, as I know authors invest a lot of emotion, time, and hard work writing. Just because I don’t care for it, there…
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