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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Dirty Little Secret # 40


Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by us at Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets.  We hope that you will all join us!

To participate in the meme all you need to do is:

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question we propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link below.

Non-bloggers: We want to hear from you as well!!!  Let us know your answer in the comments!

We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

This week's question:
How do you go about reviewing 1 or 2 star books or books you didn't enjoy?

Our Answer:

We all pretty much deal with it the same, so to sum it up...

We look at the good and the bad of a book. Even though you may have not enjoyed a book because of the events that happen in it, or the language used, or the characters themselves, you may have liked the author's writing style or voice. So even though a book may have not worked for us, there is a great chance that it will work for another. Sometimes some of us may have saved up a lot of frustration if a book has pissed us off enough so we can get a little rant-ey and sarcastic. The most important thing is to always be respectful of the author.

Sometimes people tend to shy away from writing a bad review, but a lot of times a bad review can sell a book as well.  What didn't work for you might be just what works for someone else.

Now it's your turn!


Cass said...

I like your attitude lol One mans junk can be another mans treasure! We all have defferent taste so I agree

_yay_ said...

I couldn't agree more.
I understand why some bloggers decide to only post reviews 3-5 stars, but I'm not one of them.
I want to review (not promote) books.
Happy Thursday!
My DLS: DirtyLittleSecret

Ning said...

Great answer! I have to go on a rant a little too if I really didn't like the review. It can't be helped.


Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

C.S. Maxwell said...

So true and pretty much summed up my answer:
Thanks for such a great question.

Unknown said...

I'm with everyone else..you pretty much summed up my answer too.


Cindy said...

I avoid bad mouthing books that I do not really care for. I try to remain neutral. This is something someone has put their heart and soul in to and I just do not feel right saying negative things no matter how much I may not have enjoyed it.

Unknown said...

I agree with Cindy. Overall being neutral is probably the best option.

Unknown said...

I totally agree! Great way to sum it up!