BE COMPLETELY HONEST. Yes, it feels good to let everyone in the world know how you wasted your time reading this drivel. Too darn bad if that the author spent years writing the book and has received rave reviews from Kirkus and the New York Times. You know better than people who do this for a living. Be snarky, have fun, tell it like you see it.
PROBLEM WITH BEING COMPLETELY HONEST:
#1: the longer you've been writing, the more writers you'll know personally, and the more people you will deeply offend, who will then, in turn, write crappy reviews for your books.
#2: Rants about boring books filled with backstory, or those where nothing happens except characters standing around talking, expose your shallow tendencies. People will find out you like to read mostly for entertainment instead of for discovering valuable, lifelong messages that you will incorporate into your life. If you want one of those messages, go read a Trader Joe's package or a Dove chocolate wrapper.
PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING COMPLETELY HONEST:
#1: People will think you have terrible taste in books OR....
#2: The author will think you liked their book and ask you to buy books 2-5 in the series.
GOOD THING ABOUT NOT BEING COMPLETELY HONEST:
#1: You will keep your friends.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T LIKE THE BOOK BUT IT'S YOUR FRIEND?
Keep it on your "Want To Read" list for a veeerrrry looonnng time.
REVIEW THIS POST: Has this helped you decide how to write that review? Feel free to write your opinions below. Be honest if you didn't find it useful OR try out your skills at deception. Either way, thanks for stopping by!
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