This morning while reading my mail and leaving comments here and there like bread crumbs, I ran across an editorial by Jackie at BittenByBooks that made me stop and really go Hummm. What do you think? Here's my response to her comments. Please go by BittenByBooks here and read Jackie's ran. Leave some comments on how YOU feel about negative and hateful reviews.
Here is my response:
Attacking the author personally is definitely not the way to go. So uncool. If there is a book that I didn’t particularly enjoy, after stating the reasons I didn’t like it, I always state and seriously consider that I may just have not been in the mood for that type of book at this time. I find that if I’ve read a certain genre of book for an extended period, that I need to take a break and cleanse my palate by reading a genre totally different for awhile. After reading paranormal for weeks, I’ll take a YA break or steamy romance break. This keeps me from getting burned out on a genre that I adore. As an older reader(over 50), I have noticed that these negative and hateful reviews seem to have escalated with the rising popularity of reality shows that encourage this type of behavior. When the audience is bombarded with this type of behavior as “normal”, I don’t think they realize the harm they are doing to themselves and others by embracing it. I know that the days of “Leave to Beaver” and “Father knows Best” behavior is outdated but a happy medium would be refreshing. In the meantime, as blogger and avid reader, these viscous and overly negative reviews simply make it easier to clean up my list of blogs that I follow(way to many by the way)by dropping them from my list. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I don’t have to encourage it by reading it.
BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.
NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?