I was going through my feed reader and came across a review someone had written. I don’t know why I stopped to read it, cause honestly I don’t really read reviews on books I haven’t read. I will check the grade or letter rating, but if I haven’t read the book I won’t read the review. AFTER I’ve written the review or read the book, sure but never before as it may cloud my judgement. But I digress. For some reason I read the review & I was pretty disgusted after I did. Thus my desire to post a new #pixieslaws
The review started off rude & continually got ruder. I know, coming from me saying something is rude….odd right? I forwarded the review to Sara aka CdnMrs to see if maybe I was just offended because I’m weird, but nope even Sara was like WTF was that?!
First off, if you are going to be uber critical in a review SPELL CHECK & GRAMMAR CHECK. Right off the bat it was typo & grammar city. If you are going to be a complete asshole to an author, get your shit straight. (See, it got me swearing)
If you don’t like a book, fine. I don’t like a shit ton of books but I don’t ever trash an author. It’s rude & 100% unprofessional to completely & utterly trash a book. If you finished it, that must mean there was something you liked. Even the world building, it doesn’t have to be huge but if you didn’t DNF the book, something kept you going IMO.
Use tact when you write a review, insert what you liked to soften the blow. When you talk about things you didn’t like, say WHY you didn’t like them but do not say the author’s brain must have turned off or anything in that range.
That’s called a personal attack.
Honestly, I was so disgusted by this “reviewer” I un-followed their blog immediately & I’m hoping that this author shares the review with fellow authors. Personal attacks are a no no and if you can’t write a review without resorting to childlike behaviour, you need to stop.
It’s especially mean to do something like this to a new author. Please be assured all of us are not like this & do not tell others “not to throw away their money before buying your book”. (paraphrasing here)
Moral of the story:
Cause guess what, people check Amazon & Goodreads, and you look like the dick because out of 10 ratings on two sites YOU are the only one who trashed it. Thus meaning I won’t be trusting your reviews & you’re a blog off my list.