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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Don't Be A Cloud On A Sunny Day

I was recently contacted by an author and asked to read her book and review it on my blog. After reading it, I decided not to write about it. This is a blog about my recommendations and I really didn't like it. I am not going to say who the author is because like I said in my introduction, that is not what this blog is about. I emailed the author and told her that I wasn't going to give her a review and I explained why as nicely and tactfully as I could. Suffice it to say she was VERY unhappy about it. Really? If I were her I think I would rather have no review than a bad one. Let's focus on the positives here people. Don't be a cloud on my sunny day. :)

3 comments:

  1. I love your philosophy! I feel the same way. If one doesn't like a book, there is no need to bash the author. After all, my tastes in literature are not my neighbors.

    Lawrence BoarerPitchford, Author

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  2. Absolutely agreeing with you and Lawrence!

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  3. Interesting philosophy. I too run a review blog and I will write a review on any book or story submitted to me and quite a few that I read without urging. My philosophy is if I'm not getting paid to write an advertisement, you get what you deserve. I'd encourage you to write a few negative reviews. It gives you more credit and your honest will be more appreciated by your blog readers.

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