This is a weekly feature I have decided to start this year. It will include the books I read in the past week and my thoughts on current book trends and topics (including movies/series based on books) and the books I want to read. I also want to talk about what other book bloggers are sharing or their opinion on anything bookish. I just felt like as a book community it will be nice for everyone to gather around once in a while and share what they love so much – books!
So another week is over and I managed to read around 4.5 books. The reason I haven’t included a full 5 is because, last year I accepted few review copies as I was excited to get physical copies of the book for the first time. I knew the blurb wasn’t good or that the book is going to be mediocre ( Judge-y much?!) yet in that moment of excitement I decided to accept it only to be disappointed when I did read a few pages. It was either bad language or dated storyline or bad plot structure. I decided not to review two of them but I was feeling conscious that they spent their money for me to review their books and hence something I had put off came to fruition this year, except, again coming back to the number 4.5, I just skimmed through the book and wrote what I felt was a fair review despite wanting to pan it. In fact when I checked its review on Goodreads it got really acceptable ratings despite knowing for a fact that many book reviewers didn’t like the book either.
So what am trying to say is have you ever accepted a book just because. and how do you say no? I must say I have learned doing so now and it feels a little bad as you do want them to succeed genuinely. But there is no point reading it if you know you are not going to like it. Have you come across any books you know not many liked but still has good enough ratings?
Did you miss my last post? Check it out here In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware #2
I have also heard stories where the authors even harass reviewers if you don’t rate them according to their preference. How weird is that? So that was an experience I wanted to share with you and know any opinions you might have.
Again, am stuck with The Last Magician as am making slow progress with it. Meanwhile I did read two other books – one of which the review will be up soon. Up next are some review copies which fall under fantasy genre which am more committed to reading. Anyhoo, how has your week been? Are you too stuck with some book? How do you get past it? Do share.