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Question Of The Week
How do you handle the writing of a negative review?
I am a positive person so
It gives me no pleasure to write negative reviews.
When I write a review,
I do my best to be honest and fair
Striving to live by the Golden Rule!
I research the books and authors I review beforehand,
Whenever possible, to increase the chances I receive a book I like!
Sometimes, however, for reasons I cannot foresee,
A book does not live up to my expectations
And I must ask myself, “Why?”
Is the book stylistically well written but missing the mark in some key areas?
Does the book promise more than it delivers?
Perhaps the book does not measure up to similar books in its genre
Or other books by the same author.
Maybe I cannot recommend the book due to its content.
Then again, perhaps the book’s premise is fine
But it contains other major flaws
Such as being poorly written or insufficiently researched.
As a reviewer, it’s up to me
To accurately assess and honestly communicate
Both the positive and negative aspects of a book
To my readers in a fair and balanced way
So that they can determine if the book interests them!
Now it’s your turn to share! Please leave your answers in the comments and - if you’re visiting from the Book Lover’s Blog Hop, please leave your link so I can visit! New followers, welcome – please let me know how you’re following so that I can reciprocate!