Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I Heart YA #13: Reviewing Reviews--What's Your Style?
Welcome to the 13th weekly I HEART YA Blog Carnival! I HEART YA is a Blog Carnival for readers, writers, and lovers of young adult fiction. Every Tuesday there will be a blogging prompt that celebrates my favorite reading genre --YA fiction. Bloggers are invited to write their own take on the topic and post a link in the comment section, or if you prefer just put your thoughts in the comments. Either way, if you own a blog, grab the button to show your pride, and add your link to the list below. If you're not sure what to do, go to the I HEART YA tab for more details.
I love thoughtful, articulate book reviews. Not as much as books themselves of course. But I can't imagine laying down good money for a book without reading several reviews first. I have to admit that I'm not so good at paying it forward when it comes to reviews. In part because I'm more focused on writing stories than writing about them. Also because I'm very particular about which books I'll review. Specifically, I only like to write reviews on books I'm wild about. If I don't care for it, or just can't get into it, I prefer to stay quiet. That's not to say there's anything wrong with negative reviews. They can be as helpful and interesting as the positive ones, I just prefer to leave them to someone else. Call me a wimp I suppose. Maybe my Mom indoctrinated me with the "If you can't say something nice..." mantra. I don't know, but that's my style.
So what about you? Do you depend on reviews? Do you depend on them? Do you write them? If so, what's your style?
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