How to join in:
- You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
- Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
- Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
- List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
- Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
- Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. :) It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
- Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!
Question of the Week: When you DNF a book or rate a book two 'stars' or lower, do you post a review for it on your blog? Have you ever emailed the author about it?
I am dealing with this right now, so I was a bit inspired with the question. We were sent a request to review two books from an author, part of a continuing series with those lovely cliffhangers that are oh-so-popular right now with New Adult. The book has received some really great reviews from others.
One of my guest reviewers loved the first book, the second - not so much. I checked the books out myself and couldn't really get into the characters from the first book and by the second, the editing and inconsistencies were so atrocious I ended up DNFing it halfway through. I mean, we're talking about the author forgot her own characters names here. Which surprisingly enough, isn't mentioned in any of the other reviews I have read on the book.
So I was going back and forth with myself, should I post my guest reviewers less then stellar review of the book? We've posted lower rated book reviews before but this one was pretty dismal. Should I email the author about my thoughts and reasons on my own DNF? I don't want to hurt her feelings because I understand that this something that she has probably put blood, sweat and tears into. Agh! What should I do?! So needless to say I am very interested to hear everyone else's opinions on this matter. It might help me make up my own mind. ☺
Wishing everyone a magical weekend!