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~ This week's question ~
How do you go about reviewing 1 or 2 star books or books you didn't enjoy?
It is my mission to make sure that I am honest in all my reviews--first and foremost. That being said, I try to tell what I enjoyed about the book (if at all) and if the book didn't work--what I would have liked to have seen instead. For example: If the chemistry wasn't strong enough between the H/h, or the plot was unbelievable, or if the story line itself moved too slow for me.
It is important to remember --Just because I rate a book as a MUST READ--that doesn't mean EVERYONE will enjoy it as much as I did.
Reviews are subjective and ANY review-whether a 1 or 2 rating up to a 5 star, does what it's supposed to do....get the name of the author and book out there to the reading public.
One thing I NEVER do and don't believe in--bashing an author. Just because you didn't like the book, doesn't mean that everyone out there will think the same thing.
I can't imagine what it is like as an author reading reviews of something that they created--gave birth to--and see that 'baby' taken to pieces...Every word, every page, every thought they've had is bled onto the paper and as reviewers, we should remember this.
I hope that I have done that with each book that I have reviewed.
Now I will get off my soap box, lol.
What about you? How do you feel about writing a review for a book that you didn't care for?