I feel like everyone in the book blogging community has discussed or at least heard about how Kathleen Hale, author of No One Else Can Have You stalked a woman who wrote badly about her book and allegedly bullied her. I was thinking about making a post based on this topic but I don't think there's anything left to say that other bloggers haven't mentioned in their posts yet. So I decided to answer the questions that popped into my mind while reading her essay.
Don't forget to share with me YOUR opinion in the comment section below, you know a discussion is no fun if it's one way.
Do you write negative reviews?
Do you consider your reviews mean?
Do you judge the author by her book?
What is your purpose when writing a mean review? Like do you want to make other readers rethink reading that book?
Has a negative review ever made you reconsider reading a book?
Yes, but only the books that I was hesitant to pick up. When I find something that I really want to read most of the time I won't read reviews of it. However when I'm not sure if I should pick up a book or not, reviews help me a lot.
Do you get mad when a reviewer writes a bad review about a book you love?
Do you think negative reviews are needed or not?
Have you ever been attacked because of a review you wrote?
Yes. Actually I think the first ever comment on my blog was a real shitty one. I know that some moderate their comments but I don't think that's necessary. Besides the first two comments I got I never experienced hatred from my readers. I kept those two, you can still see them at my post Truth or Dare. I thought they are good reminders of how things started.
Anyways, don't be afraid to share with me your thoughts upon my post. I promise I won't go into a crazy rage if we disagree. Looking back at the post it's kind of creepy how I asked then answered my own questions, whatever I like it this way.