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May 25, 2012

Friday Fun: Round Up & more

It's finally Friday. Did you make it through the week? I'm in the U.S. and so glad to be having a 3-day weekend. I'm in the south and it is predicted to be a hot one. The pool is ready and so am I.

It was a busy week on Girl Who Reads with a number of guest posts. I hope you read them all, but if not you can jump over there now (if you are in the US or Canada, make sure you enter to win Jillian Medoff's  I Couldn't Love You More).

Heather Huffman
Jillian Medoff
Lori Hettler

I also blogged over at Book Bloggers' Collaborative this week and I have a post on Athens Patch for summer reading.

Tomorrow, I'm going to have a special Saturday post with a round up of audio books I've been listening to. Since summer travel season officially kicks off this weekend I thought I'd share some great audio finds that will keep you entertained on those long drives.

Since it's Friday, Crazy for Books has a new hop questions up. Make sure you click on the graphic below to see how others answered the question.


Book Blogger Hop
How do you handle negative reviews?

Every blogger hates to give a negative review, but sometimes it is necessary. As a relatively positive person, I always try to find something good to say about the book. Then I will go on to explain why the book didn't work for me. I'm smart enough to know that just because I didn't like it doesn't mean there isn't someone who will like it. I try to be objective, determine if it was a bad book or if it just wasn't my cup of tea. If it isn't my thing, I attempt to determine who the book would better appeal to and include that in my review.

Have a great weekend!


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7 comments:

  1. Negative Reviews: I read somewhere that it's always easy to see the negatives but one should always look for something positive to say. You are right, taste varies so best to stay objective.


    Talk Supe

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  2. I try to stay positive, too! And I hate when people assume that their opinions are the only ones that matter.

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  3. Nothing turns me off quicker than to get the idea that a blogger thinks he/she is the end all/be all who gets to decide which books are worth reading and which ones are not. That's actually pretty snotty if you think about it...and who wants to visit snotty bloggers every day? Not me. :)

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  4. I agree with stating what you did not like about a book. Many blog hoppers have said that they don't write bad reviews. I think this is a wrong approach. If all reviews were positive, how does a reader select books to read?

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  5. I don't like to write negative reviews either...stop by my blog to see the rest of my answer if you like.

    Stopping by from The Book Blogger Hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like.

    A giveaway going on at my blog:

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/05/review-and-giveaway-of-story-of-west-by.html

    Elizabeth

    Silver's Reviews

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  6. Yes, I always try to keep in mind that there may be someone else out there that likes the book!

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  7. I agree! It seems most of us agree. I am now your new GFC follower.

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/

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