|She gave the longest speech ever at the Oscar's**|
Well, that’s how I feel when I see a review that usually starts with, ‘Warning Spoilers’ or ‘Spoiler Alert.’
Take the pen away. Disconnect the keyboard, the internet, the wifi anything to stop them.
Why: If you hated the book, why would you take time to re-hash it line by line. Just say ‟Ugh it stinks.”
Why: If you loved it so much then go discus it in a book club. So more people will buy it. Just say, ‟Hey, you got to buy this book.”
Why: Would you want to be sure to tell the whole plot and ruin it for those who like surprises? Just say. ‟Hey, I’m an inconsiderate slob.”
So, to those and you know who you are. I just say this. If you must do a chapter by chapter outline of a book. Go write you own book. I mean like, your half way there. You already proved you know how to outline.
And that brings me to.... Catrina Barton. I came across her review on a friend's book. Miss Barton knows how the give a review. She tells you about the book. The good, the bad, and the ugly and not the whole story line. If you think you have a future as a reviewer I suggest you read over some of hers.
Oh looky, here’s the links to her reviews and Fan page on Facebook. How handy is that?
In all seriousness, if you like to do reviews, do them. Share why or why-not you liked/disliked the book. Share a scene or two from the book. But, let each new reader experience the book the way you did, with unbiased eyes. Let them find out for themselves,
‘ the butler did it.’
Another worthless opinion of Lisa’s has come to an end. Please feel free to comment on you most valuable one.
http://movies.msn.com/academy-awards/oscars-fun-facts-and-trivia/?photoidx=8 & http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/15th.html
Dec15,2012 To leave a comment please scroll down
I might stand alone. But, I have stood alone before. There is a lot of chit-chat about Amazon’s new review practices.
My opinion: I would like them to disappear all together.
Let’s face it, most of the reviews are not really reviews at all. Some are paid for. Some are sock puppets. Some are friends whether writers friends or not--trying to help out a author.
Also as sad as it is, some are downright vicious attempts to discredit the author.
In place of Amazon Reviews I'd like to see Amazon require those who purchase a book and then return it have to explain why they chose to return it. Come on, every book has samples. I hear authors all the time complaining about an ebook for .99 cent getting returned.
If the reader has to explain why they want a refund and that information is forwarded to the writer would that not be more beneficial then a bogus review?
There are many sites that offer reviews. If the reader really wants to know more than what the sample read has to offer they can go to one of those sites. If you have a computer you know how to Google the title and the word review.
When was the last time you purchased a hard copy book and read it—to only go back to the store and ask for a refund.
You have a right to disagree with me. All I ask is for you to be polite about it.