Tag: Review Etiquette

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

Posted May 24, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments

I have no qualms about writing a negative review.  Even for an ARC. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with.  In the blogging community, your image is everything.  You don’t want to be perceived as a Debbie Downer about books all the time, because who wants to read such negativity day after day.  Trust me, if people want to be bummed out, they can just pop over to the news. Nonetheless, I believe it’s important to have a variety of book quality on your blog.  Frankly speaking, it adds to your credibility.  Nobody, nobody likes every book […]

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Reviews on Your Blog:  Worth It?

Reviews on Your Blog: Worth It?

Posted April 19, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments

On and off in the last several years, I’ve bounced around about my stance on including book reviews on my blog.  Even though it’s a book blog.  There’s a lot of variety in the way book bloggers handle their content, and I think it’s important to include whatever content you personally want, and stick to it. A lot of my content is book reviews.  I make sure to include two non-reviews a week (sometimes more), but ultimately, you’re looking at about 65% of my content being reviews.  For a while, I felt like this was just filler content.  But I’ve […]

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The Selection Debacle:  A Timeless Reminder to Be Respectful to Each Other

The Selection Debacle: A Timeless Reminder to Be Respectful to Each Other

Posted September 14, 2018 in Memes // 9 Comments

How many of you remember The Great Selection Debacle of 2012? I think all this probably happened before many folks in my corner started book blogging, but I’m sure there’s a handful of you who have heard about it.  I bring this up again not because of any particular incident, nor because I think people should burn everything written by Kiera Cass (I’ve read the first three Selection books twice).  I bring it up because I think it’s important to remember the effects of disrespecting one another’s place in this community. So gather ’round, loves.  Pull up a chair and get […]

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Three Things to Make Sure You Do When You Review

Three Things to Make Sure You Do When You Review

Posted August 24, 2018 in Memes // 11 Comments

When I finish reading a book, one of the first things I do is run back here and write a book review.  Why?  I want to talk about the book when it is still fresh in my mind.  A lot of bloggers will take notes about the technical strengths and weaknesses as they’re reading, but I’m not like that.  You better believe you’re getting an anguished Goodreads update when a character does something stupid, but when if comes to the themes and techniques, I’m very much an emotion-driven reviewer. The books I love will be scattered and blabbering and rambling […]

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