Book Blogger Confessions is a new bi-weekly meme hosted by Tiger @ All Consuming Books and Karen @ For What it's Worth Reviews.
Everyone LOVES that book! Why don't I? How do you handle being the one reviewer who doesn't like a book that's taking the blogosphere by storm? Do you write a review? Pretend you didn't read the book?
I actually have a lot more to say when it comes to books I really didn't like so a negative review is almost always posted. And to be honest if it’s a book the masses seem to love that motivates me a lot more to share my negative opinion about the book, maybe to add some balance to the universe? I don’t know I guess it’s the same reason I try to write a review if I LOVED a book that isn't wildly popular or known. I think readers deserve to know about it, either to not miss out or to not get blindly pulled into hyped up books.
With my first negative review I must admit I thought something was wrong with me because I seemed to be the only person to hate the book but it didn’t stop my review from being posted or from being negative. Also, even if I hate a book I never flame it, bash the author, or specifically order someone to not get it. I just honestly state what I thought about it and if there is anything positive to say about it I’ll try and state it so my review doesn’t come off as too harsh but I never prevent myself from posting a negative review about wildly loved books because it’s my blog and I don’t want anyone dictating what I can write on it.