Friday, August 9, 2013

Book Blogger Hop: August 9th - 15th

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth.

If you don't like a book that you said you would review, do you graciously turn it down and explain why or do you struggle through it and hopefully come up with a half decent review?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

My Answer:
If my review is part of a book tour and either I didn't like the book or I couldn't finish the book, I would contact the book tour host and ask him/her how to proceed; maybe switch the review for a book spotlight. For any non book tour review, if I don't like the book, then I'm going to say so in my review. I won't attack a book because I didn't like it. If there are any good aspects to the book, I'll mention it, but I'll also give my honest opinion of what I thought of the characters and plot. I hate writing bad reviews, but I also hate reading bad books. It's always difficult to write a review on something you didn't like, but it happens from time to time. I recall reviewing a YA novel a few years ago and the book wasn't the greatest. I mentioned the book's plot problems in the review. I tried to be as kind as I could, but at the same time as honest as I could be. After the review was posted, the author sent me an email thanking for my honest review.

Linky List:

URL: Link to your blog hop post
Name:  Title of your blog (genre you review)

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  1. That's a good story! Obviously the author was able to receive honest criticism. To be admired.

  2. I'll have to take your advice about giving notice to the tour host.

  3. I have bowed out of tours at least three times.

    I can't read a book if it doesn't hold my interest. I admire you.

    Stop by for my full answer if you like, and don't read any books this weekend you don't like. :) :)

    Happy Hopping!!
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  4. I'm new here.I will join your blog hop

    I followed you on GFC

    My Book Review Site Mich Book Shelf

  5. I think honest opinions are always really important in reviews and I think authors do appreciate it when you give constructive criticism! Thanks for hosting, I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  6. Thank you for hosting! I haven't done a Hop in ages and ages, but today's question caught my eye. :)

  7. honest opinion matters.I will finish reading and give my honest review.

    here mine Mich Book Shelf


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