Hope where you are the weather is getting milder, frozen North is still frozen but we have hope – around 40 today so all things are possible.
This is a note on my philosophy on book reviews. I’m not doing my reviews for money or any sort of compensation – such as free books or other give a ways.
I’m doing my reviews because a librarian once told me to read only what you like when its for entertainment. So I read for enjoyment and hope you’ll be able to pick out books you’ll like based on my reviews.
Since I’m doing this as a way to share my likes you won’t see critical reviews on this site. Sometimes I wonder why, with our finite time on earth, some feel it necessary to be critical. You’ll accomplish much more by promoting and supporting authors you like and you’ll feel better when you’re sharing positive energy.
I do the same with any reviews on Amazon or iTunes where my user name is MissMed51. In those cases it will cover reviews not only on books, but movies, TV or equipment I may need to buy.
This is my soap box talk for tonight – won’t promise never to do another post like this one but will if needed. A good rule of thumb is this, if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all. Don’t know who said that but have been hearing it in one form or another all my life and whenever I follow the advice my life goes very smoothly.
Also, one should always remember, each of us has a bias where anything is concerned. Know the books you enjoy reading and review those. There are many styles – find one that makes you say, yes, this is something I like.
Authors are making their living based on book sales – your opinion matters – make the most of it. My wish is to help out a few authors while sharing my joy in having shared an imaginary world with them for the length of the book. Hope you find something in what I write that helps you find your favorite book type that will lead to your next arm chair trip into the jungles of South America or the Carpathian Mountains in Europe. Take some time to travel.
Terrific philosophy, Melissa. I love that you are so positive, and I know from personal experience that authors will and do appreciate your comments! Thanks so much!! 🙂
Thanks for the comments, Chantilly. I enjoy supporting authors. There’s something special about sharing an imagined world that energizes. Have a good night:)