So, I have a habit of wanting to talk with authors about whatever book review I’m going to post BEFORE I post it, just because I like them to know what’s going up on their book pages. I have now wasted my time reading three books, because all three authors have decided they didn’t like my honest review. I now have three reviews that aren’t getting posted because authors are afraid of a review that might sound a little negative.
I’m going to say this now, I’m done with that. I will still talk to authors about MY reviews before I post them, but they’re going up regardless of if you like the review or not. My pile is slowly working its way down, though the way I’m approaching it is changed from my dealings with others.
I tried doing them in the order received, but I’m not doing that anymore. I have read through a science fiction book that claimed to be the next coming of E.E. Smith, and it was like reading 50 shades of grey in space.
I stretched my genre’s a bit, and read a baseball book that seemed to tell the same story as Disney’s the Rookie.
I even tried on a fantasy that was just too full of plot holes and contradictions to even keep up with.
So now, I’m not going in any particular order. (Alysia, I have no idea how you keep up with the demand!) I’m going off of what I want to read. You can still submit your books, they’ll stay in my pile, and I will eventually read them. But it’s going to be on my terms, and what I want.
Okay, rant over. Now back to our normally scheduled programming! (Although, I’m starting to notice this kinda is my regularly scheduled programming….)