Friday, 9 August 2013

Book Blogger Hop (9th-15th August)

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and gives bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All you need to do is answer this weeks question on your blog, enter the link to your post here then visit other blogs on the list and comment on their posts. This weeks question is:


If you don't like a book that you said you would review, do you graciously turn it down and explain why or do you struggle through it and hopefully come up with a half decent review?

My Answer:

There has only been one occasion where I gave up on a review book, I do try to finish them and give my thoughts even if I don't think they are any good. I'd received the book through NetGalley (I won't say what book it was). I was really struggling and not enjoying it at all so I stopped reading it and left feedback explaining why, I just couldn't get into it and I didn't care what happened to the characters. I think life's too short to read something you're really not enjoying, even if it is a review copy.


3 comments:

  1. I agree. I can't "force" myself to read something that is offensive or not of interest.

    Don't read any books this weekend that you don't like. :)

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    ReplyDelete
  2. There are times I just leave negative feedback on NetGalley--usually along the lines of I just didn't like it and won't finish it. There are other times I write negative reviews http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-blogger-hop_9.html

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's exactly how I feel! Why waste time on a book I'm not enjoying, when there are SO many great ones out there to be read?

    I do give negative reviews, but only of books that I've bought myself. If I'm supposed to do a review for a blog tour, then I contact the tour company to explain my feelings to them. They have no problem taking me off the tour, or letting me do some other kind of post.

    Thankfully, I don't deal directly with authors anymore, so there are no hurt feelings!

    Thanks for your thoughts!! : )

    ReplyDelete