Mar 19, 2012

Book Blogger Confessions (6)



This is a shiny, new blogger meme co-hosted by Tiger from Tiger's All Consuming Books and Karen at For What It's Worth Reviews. It's time to open up and share (and vent) about our blogging experiences!

The question is:

March 19th: Everyone LOVES that book! Why don't I? How do you handle being the one reviewer who doesn't like a book that's taking the blogosphere by storm? Do you write a review? Pretend you didn't read the book?


Sigh. This actually happened to me last year. I found myself not enjoying a book that people had been going on and on and ON about for months. I even pre-ordered the book because I just knew I would love it. And I didn't.

I did write a review. I read the book, after all, so I wrote my review and pointed out several times that this book wasn't my cup of tea. I feel like my review probably didn't matter that much because for my one not-so-glowing review, there were literally 100 positive ones. I doubt my review mattered much, especially since I was a newbie blogger at the time with only a couple hundred followers, and not very many replies.

I think if I were in that situation now, I just would stop reading the book. I honestly have too many books I have committed to reviewing to spend my reading time knowing I will strongly dislike a book (and you usually know by the mid-way point). If I don't finish a book, I don't review it. That may seem like a cop-out, but I absolutely hate writing negative reviews. A book is a person's tears, sweat, sleepless nights, and dreams all rolled into one binding, and I feel like crap when I write a negative review. I would hate that my own negative experience reading a book would keep someone from discovering a book they adore.

19 comments:

  1. I'm learning to not finish books that aren't working for me. I always felt like I had to trudge through until the end. I don't mid writing a negative review but I also don't want to waste my time on books that just aren't working for me when there are so many that will.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a miracle to have my ex back and i need to share this great testimony... I just want to say thanks doctor abaka for taking time to help me cast the spell that {now my husband},who suddenly lost interest in me after six month of engagement,but today we are married and we are more happier than never before, I am really short of words and joyful, and i don't know how much to show my appreciation to you doctor abaka you are a God sent to restore broken relationship.he deeply enjoy helping people achieve their desires, find true love,getting their ex lovers back,stop abusive relationships,find success,attract happiness,find soul mates and more,contact him today. and let him show you the wonders and amazement of his Love Spell System. He deliver results at his best in real spell casting,email him for help on drabakaspelltemple @ gmail. com or you can also call him on +2349063230051.
















      Delete
  2. It took me a very long time to learn to stop reading books when I'm not enjoying them. No matter how much I couldn't stand a book I still had to keep reading to find out what happens in the end. However, that just led to me becoming miserable. So, I've learned to compromise with myself. I'll give a book 100-150 pages, but if it hasn't impressed me, I'll jump to the last chapter to find out the end and then move on to the next book. It has made things so much nicer for me when I hate a book.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Hannah =)
    I admire your ability to stop reading books! I tell myself all the time that if I'm not liking it I don't have to keep reading. But I just can't. Especially if it's been hyped about. I think there must be something...maybe it happens at the end and I'm going to miss it. Plus, books like Chime happen - where, at least for me, the ending was what made it great. So I'm still not able to just put down a book, but I think it would make my life much easier if I could.

    ReplyDelete
  4. On the other hand, shouldn't we say something when a book doesn't work for us? Maybe we can keep other readers like us from wasting time and money. Of course, it helps to be able to specifically articulate why the book doesn't work.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lol! Life is too short for books you don't love!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I try to finish all the books I set out to read now, even the ones I don't like. I don't usually come across too many that rub me the wrong way though so it hasn't become too big of an issue. I think writing negative reviews are okay as long as they are constructive and not just sass and sarcasm. I'm a very sarcastic person my nature, but I try to keep that out of my reviews because I know it can be taken the wrong way a lot of the time. It is very disappointing to find a book everyone loves, but you don't.

    -Kim

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think it's perfectly ok to not post a review of a book if you don't like it enough to finish it. :) I have sometimes found that I just don't love a book as much as everyone else seems to, but usually, I can find something positive about it.

    Your comment about not liking a book after pre-ordering was something I did once and got burned on..... now, I get books from my library and if I really love then, then I buy a copy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am 56yrs retired RN i was diagnosed of COPD with fev1 at 15% and chronic emphysema and also the antitrypsin deficiency. I received lung volume reduction surgery 2 years ago and felt the benefit almost immediately. After the help of Dr Zuku herbal Medicine for over the last two-weeks the benefit has decreased gradually and I can only say that for me this treatment has worked well and has allowed me to live a normal life and I am extremely grateful to Dr Zuku for using his herbal medicine to Cure my COPD Disease. so' people out there kindly contact this great doctor on his email: drzukuspelltemple@gmail.com please sir keep your good work cause there are people out there who is in need of your healing medicine.Dr Zuku Blogs: https://drzukuspelltemple.blogspot.co.ke/ Contact his WhatsApp Number: +254742884656  Dr Zuku Website: http://drzukuspelltemple.website2.me/

    ReplyDelete
  10. I read some testimonies about a love spell caster by DR LOVE on how he has
    helped lots of people in bringing back their ex lovers within 48hours,
    Sincerely I was just thinking if that was real and if this man could really
    help bring back my lover whom I love so much. I decided to contact him
    because I love my boyfriend very much and we have been apart for a couple
    of months I really missed him so much, I have tried all other means to get
    him back but couldnt.I contacted DR LOVE and he told me that my ex will
    come back to me in the next 48 hours,DR LOVE released him up to know how
    much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we
    have share together. My ex is now back to me again.As I`m writing this
    testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my
    boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it
    were even before our break up.All thanks goes to DR LOVE for the excessive
    work that he has done for me by helping me to get back with my ex
    boyfriend. I would like to drop DR LOVE mail address and hope you see this
    testimony and contact him if you have a lover that you really want back so
    badly, His mail:drlovetemple@gmail.com.or you can whatspp him on this'll
    Number +234706427420

    ReplyDelete
  11. i am here to give testimony on how this powerful spell caster called Dr udo helped me to fix my relationship. i was heartbroken when my Fiancee told me he is no longer interested in marrying me because another lady has used a black magic on him. I cried and sobbed every day, until it go so bad that I reached out to the Internet for help, that was when i read a review about the great work of Dr udo then contacted him for help to get my love and my life back, he helped me cast a powerful love spell and to my greatest surprise after 24 hours of doing the love spell my Fiancee came back on his knees begging me to forgive him We are now happily married and all thanks goes to Dr udo Wonders for helping me save my relationship you can contact Dr. udo through his email address
    udoherbalhome@gmail. Com whatasapp him +2347031128033

    ReplyDelete
  12. I want to use this opportunity to tell everyone, that i am very grateful to this man Dr Eromonsele Spell Caster for helping me get back my husband’ after he abandoned me for six months with pains and tears in my heart. Before the breakup, he usually insult and see nothing good in me and any thing i do, i felt as if i was cursed. my friends advised me to let go but i couldn’t because of the love i have for him which was so strong and could even move ten mountains in a speed of light.So i had to seek for help and i saw so many good testimonies about this man Dr Eromonsele and i decide to contact him and explain my problem to him and he assured me of good result.After two days of my contact with Dr Eromonsele my husband came back with apologies and love that he had never show me before. right now he doesn’t insult me any more rather he tells me how pretty and wonderfully made each morning. .Today i am also sharing my testimonies and experience about Dr Eromonsele which is so wonderful and i will never stop publishing his name so that who ever that is going through breakup and problem in their relationship should also contact him so he can also help you.Once again Dr Eromonsele i am extremely grateful to you {dr.eromonsele@gmail} you can whatsapp him on +2349079308479

    ReplyDelete
  13. POWERFUL SPELL CASTER THAT BROUGHT MY EX HUSBAND BACK INTO MY LIFE AFTER HE LEFT ME EMAIL HIM VIA EMAIL DROMOLOVESPELLTEMPLE@GMAIL.COM ADD HIM ON WHAT +2349018520203
    Hello my fellow friends online. I'm FRANCA MAVEN from USA, I want to use this medium to thank Dr.OMO because he brought back my Ex husband. my husband left me for his ex girlfriend he had before he married me it’s a difficult situation for me I called and beg him to come back he refused he said he don’t love me anymore I tried every possible way to get him back all was in vain I told my friend about it and she gave me Dr OMO email and I emailed him and told him my problem and he told me what to do and I did it and he cast a love spell which brought back my husband within 24 hours. If you need help in getting back together with your Ex,email Dr OMO at Email:dromolovespelltemple@gmail.comcomWhatsApp him+2349018520203

    ReplyDelete

  14. This testimony is worth sharing to the world. I am here to tell the world of the good works of Dr Timan. My name is mank Olivia am from the UK.. My husband left me and my kids for another older woman. It was not so easy for me.. I love my husband so much and I did not lose hope and I kept praying and God finally answered my prayers...i searched online for a spell caster to help me unite me and my lover back forever and i saw so many testimonies of how DR Timan has helped so many people online and i decided to give him a trial … I contacted him and explained to him. He told me not to worry that he will bring back my husband within 24 hours. He consulted his powers and assured me not to worry . He did his work and cast the spell and to my greatest surprise, my husband came back the same day begging and crying just as Dr Timan said. He begged me for forgiveness and he promised never to leave me for any reason. We are happy and we live together as one. Contact Dr Timan now on: ... don't lose hope have a lovely day thanks to you Dr Timan for giveing me joy am so happy with my family now..Dr Timan Email diseases.(drtiman0@gmail.com)2Earn a good money or win a lottery.

    3) achieve success in business.

    4) spiritual problems.

    5) win court case.

    6) Look for your life partner.

    7) get a well paid job.

    8) gain control over your marriage.

    9) receive favor and gain attraction from people.

    10) get back lost money.(11) heal you of all diseases.(drtiman0@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

  15. Are you facing any issues in your matrimonial home and want a quick solution to your life issues Sire Eli is a spiritual man who can help you in any situation you are facing, he has helped me come to terms with my husband with a love spell after 2 years of separation. contact whatsapp : +2348085240869 for your solution too, Sire Eli is also good with herbal medicine which can cure any kind of sickness or disease you have, give it a try and I promise you will come back to share your testimonial like I did.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm 40 years old female I tested genital herpes (HSV1-2) positive in 2016. I was having bad outbreaks. EXTREMELY PAINFUL. I have try different kinds of drugs and treatment by the medical doctors all to know was avail. Six months ago I was desperately online searching for a helpful remedies for genital herpes (HSV1-2) cure, which I come across some helpful remedies on how Dr OYAGU have help so many people in curing genital herpes (HSV1-2) with the help of herbal treatment because I too believe there is someone somewhere in the world who can cure herpes completely. At of the past 2 months, however, I've been following his herpes protocol Via oyaguherbalhome@gmail.com or +2348101755322 and it stopped all outbreaks completely! To my greatest surprise I was cured completely by following the protocol of his herbal medicine . Don't be discouraged by the medical doctors. There is a cure for HSV with the help of herbs and roots by a herbalist Dr call Dr OYAGU he is so kind and truthful with his herbal treatment, kindly contact him for more information Via oyaguherbalhome@gmail.com or WhatsApp DR on +2348101755322 or visit his website https://oyaguspellcaster.wixsite.com/oyaguherbalhome you will be lucky as I am today

    ReplyDelete
  17. i won the lottery and then people kept on asking me how did i do it, well yea there is a little secrete you all never knew about, i was able to win the 80.000.000 lottery with the help of Dr Dominion lottery winning spell, he gave me number to play and instructed me when to play the lottery and i did as he instructed, my dear friends getting rich is never by luck it's something we all have to work for, people have been playing same lottery for years now and have never won, we need to be on the right track to get what we want i am saying this here because i want the best for everyone, you can't win the lottery just like that you need to know exactly what to do, what to play and when to play this is a truth that no one will never tell you, if you want to win big my dear i advice you to talk to Dr Dominion let him guide you on what to do and how to do it with his lottery spell. you can try him

    Email: dominionlottospelltemple@gmail.com
    website: https://drdominiontemple.com
    WhatsApp: +16574277820

    ReplyDelete
  18. My husband and I have been married for about 7 years now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly cared about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn't even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Osita can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Two days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promised never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. My family and I are living together happily again.. All thanks to Osita. If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. Email him: (drositamiraclespell@gmail.com) or WhatsApp him (+15088120454) website: http://drositamiraclespell.website2.me

    ReplyDelete

I hope you know that every time you comment, an angel gets its wings.

OK, not really, but thanks for popping by!