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Question: Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you've done, that as you gained more experience you were like-- oops?
Answer: Hmmm the only thing I can really think of is when I got so excited when authors would contact me that I accepted anything and everything. That meant books from self-published authors that were absolutely horrid. Yet, crazy me, has an issue with not finishing a book, so I would force myself to finish their book no matter how bad the editing or plot or characters were. And then I had to write a review about them. I was just dying from reading so many books that I just didn't want to read...
Now, I know to only accept books I actually want to read and have a good feeling will be enjoyable. My TBR list has grown SO big that I don't want to pile it down with books that I don't even want to read. I'm so happy I learned this lesson because after that short little period of hating reading books that were just awful, I can really appreciate the awesome books I read now. Just because a book is free, doesn't mean it's going to be good! So be careful what you accept :)
Yes, yes! I have like 3 books waiting to be read that I don't want to DNF but the beginning SUCK SO BAD. I'm trying to be more careful what I accept but I'm such a sucker sometimes.ReplyDelete
Old GFC follower actually. ;)ReplyDelete
I still don't always accept reviews. I too get excited that authors are choosing me, but then when I read what the book is about, I wonder if they even read my review policy. Other times their books just doesn't grab my interest from the description so I usually pass.ReplyDelete
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Requested reviews make me feel bad when I have to turn them down. I have to remind myself that if I'm not interested in the synopsis, then what type of review can I give it? I'm not helping the author by saying yes because I feel bad by turning them down.ReplyDelete
Jessica @ Literary, etc
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Oh, I've already had a couple of those self-published books. Just awful. I try to finish everything as well. Your blog is beautiful, I adore the background, and that GIF made me laugh. :)
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Great answer! I think we are all guilty of OMG YES ILL READ YOUR BOOK!!! syndrome. LOL. When I first started, finding out I could read a book for free was like.. shocking and incredible. I had no idea it could happen, so i said yes to everyone, too.ReplyDelete
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I'm still extremely new and definitely a "way too excited for my own good" reviewer. So far, so good but I know it's only a matter of time lol.ReplyDelete
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Christyn @ The Book Cafe
Yah, I did that a few times and it was aweful.ReplyDelete
I had a similar answer! My TBR shelf is just too big that I can't handle many review requests. Old follower.ReplyDelete
It's so hard to say no! I can completely relate. I hit a reading slump for a bit because the books were just no good (feeling that way about the current one too). Then to try to write something positive about it... ugh. So stressful. I can't leave a book unfinished either, so that makes it doubly hard!ReplyDelete
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er, not new. sorry. meant to say old follower from FF . blehReplyDelete
Old follower here :)ReplyDelete
I think a lot of us did that when we first got here, you're good for powering through! But it's important to learn to say no, even though it's super hard. I normally don't, which might be a mistake in itself, I generally will just ignore requests if I'm not interested in reading *cringe*
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I did the same thing! LOLReplyDelete
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Yes I know the feeling already!ReplyDelete
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