18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #10

25 May

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from one of my favourite blog sites, Reading Between the Wines.

Question of the WeekDo you feel the need to write a review for your personal reads, as opposed to requested reviews, or are there some books you read just for the joy of reading?

I only ever review what I read for pleasure, because I’m not a famous enough blogger to have people make requests of me! I’ve never had a book supplied to me by an author, or got one through Net Galley or those kinds of places. All the reviews here are for books I have bought or won myself, or have helped edit through my job with TWCS.

As such, my reviews are always 100% honest, even for the books I have been involved in editing. You’ll know the ones I didn’t enjoy working on because they won’t get a review at all 🙂

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below or link up HERE to follow the meme.

7 Responses to “18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #10”

  1. booksavvybabe May 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    it’s nice being able to be so honest, my goal is for complete honesty, but when I review books that have been requested, I do have to think about the review a lot more, you know, make sure the wording isn’t too negative or mean or whatever… that’s why I like reading for fun sometimes too! Book Savvy Babe

  2. Amanda @ Sisters Unedited May 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    I write a lot of my reviews on books that I buy as well. I think it is all about honesty no matter if you got the book from the author or bought it. :o)

    Review or Not to Review that is the Question

    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  3. Fiona Druce (@FionaDruce) May 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    I think reviews from other readers is very pivotal in the success of a book, these days. Take 50 Shades of Grey and the Jolie Wilkins Series… They really spread by word of mouth.

    I’m in the same boat as you, as well: I’m pretty much nobody in the world of books, but I like to think that maybe a review will one day help somebody get turned onto a book that has really renewed my love of reading, you know?

    I liked Twilight. I’d have never read it if it weren’t for a verbal review that my sister-in-law gave and I think that’s really a good example for how us “Unknowns” have a huge impact on books and their success.

    So keep it up! 😀 And if you want to spread your name, try volunteering to blog on those well known sites; they’re often overlogged with books and looking for folks to help get the reviews out.

  4. Claire (@clairesbooks) May 26, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    I agree with you on honesty I am always honest in a review.

    Have a great weekend.
    Claire’s Book Corner

    • Emily May 26, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      I agree with you, I always try to find at least one positive with each book I read but if I don’t like it I will usually say why.


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