Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Hop #2

Book Blogger Hop


This is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books. This is a chance for people to visit other book-related blogs that they normally wouldn't find and/or visit on their own. To participate, a question must be answered. This week's question is:


"When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"

My Answer: This answer can go both ways for me ... Before I started this blog, if I was reading a book and I couldn't get into it, I'd stop reading it. But, now, knowing that I have followers who read my reviews, I tend to force myself thru the book even if I can't get into it.

Why?

Because I don't feel that I can give an adequate review of a book if I don't read all of the material. This may be the first-born OCD gene coming out in me, but it's true. And, I'm not saying that if you're a reviewer and you don't finish a book that you're wrong. It's just that, for me, I feel that since the author gave up their time and energy into actually writing the book (even if it is bad) and they sent it to me to read and review, the least I can do is finish it. They may get a long email in return stating every single thing I didn't like about it, but at least I can say I finished it.

If this is your first time to my blog, WELCOME! If this is a repeat visit for you, WELCOME BACK! Either way, I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday night and a fabulous weekend! =)

3 comments:

  1. Found you through the hop. If an author or publicist sends me a book after I agreed to review it, I certainly feel obligated to finish. On one occasion I didn't, simply because the book was so bad. But if you get to a point where you're getting unsolicited books, don't feel obligated to finish. Happy reading! http://www.asiturnthepages.blogspot.com/

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  2. Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  3. See, I do my reviews for me on my blog... as a way to keep track of what I've read and what happened in the story and what I thought about it... so I never feel I owe it to my readers, I feel like they're there because they enjoy what I'm writing for myself, XD

    New follower here!

    Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

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