Do You Review?
>My Twitter buddy, Ellen Meister, posted on Girlfriends Book Club today about posting negative book reviews. It’s a great, thought-provoking post…and something that’s been on my mind as I deleted my Goodreads account just days ago.
In my own recent post Writing for the Impatient Reader, I describe how I have turned into the very type of reader I’ve always loathed–the one that had to be immediately entertained and constantly stimulated at every turn. And while I believe that can be a good thing when it comes to my writing, as I try to keep the story quipping along at a pace I’d be happy with as a reader, I also think it disqualifies me from being an objective reviewer. At least as a reader.
As a writer, I’ve been toying with the idea of reviewing novels from a writer’s perspective, noting the strengths in an author’s work. A future endeavor possibly…but as a reader, I’ve decided to stay out of the “starring” arena.
What about you? Do you review?