Book reviews were in the news for many of the wrong reasons last year and earlier this year, and possibly because of this I guess many people discount some reviews thinking they've been written by the author’s friends and/or family.
When my husband
sent me a link to this blog post, I realised that perhaps the struggle to get reviews
might have become my latest fixation!
out loud when I read the post, but found myself nodding in agreement at much of
are wonderful – they give the author a huge boost of encouragement and lots of
warm fluffy feelings. By a good review I don’t necessarily mean 5-stars (though
that is brilliant). A sentence or two outlining what you've enjoyed about the plot/characters/prose is great as well as useful, and finding out what someone hasn't liked is also helpful. It's harder to read, but constructive
feedback is good, though sometimes the phrase might sound more like a mantra through gritted teeth!
morning started brilliantly when I discovered this review on the Rabid Readers Review site.