Book Blogger Hop

It's Friday and it's time for the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.  It's a weekly gathering of book bloggers and has recently come back from hiatus!  Check it out and find some fabulous book blogs.

This weeks question is a good one:

How do you handle the writing of a negative review?

Unfortunately I've had to write about a few not so great books.   We all have some books that we just don't connect with.  I always try to keep my reviews balanced, with both the positives and negatives.  If I find that there are a lot more negatives, I'll explain why I personally feel that way.  I recognize that obviously there are other people out there who like the book so in this case I will read other reviews of the book and in my review point out what other people like about the book.  I would rather not publish a review of a book than write an entirely negative review.  

How about you?

Comments

  1. Me too. I always point out why something didn't work for me and make sure I include positive points.

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  2. I think we can't go wrong with balance, honest and no attack language...I also think it makes for a better review to read by others.

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  3. Agreed. I get turned off by attack reviews. You should be able to find something good in the book, or at least acknowledge that other people enjoy it and for what reasons.

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  4. I tell the truth also but if I think that there is a segment of the population that will like it, I add that in my review.

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  5. Good answer! I would never want to discourage a writer. I can give them a three and focus on what I did like about the book.

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