Jen at Crazy for Books has restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them. A complete explanation of the history and the rules of the Hop can be found here.
This week Jen asks: How do you handle the writing of a negative review?
I generally don't like writing negative reviews, writing a negative review means that I have had to read a lousy book, and I would much rather read good books. However, if I am reviewing books, I owe it to anyone who reads my reviews to be honest about my views on a book, so if I read a book that I think was sub par, then I believe that it is my responsibility to say that I didn't like the book. The key, I think, is to explain why you didn't like a book rather than simply saying "this book sucked, don't read it". I want someone who reads my review to know exactly what I disliked about a book. That way, someone reading the review will understand what caused the negative reaction in me, and be able to evaluate whether the book would likely draw a similar negative reaction in them.
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