Tuesday, 17 September 2019

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

September 17th: How do you handle writing reviews for books that you didn’t love?

Well, yes sometimes I do forget my own advice and finish a book that I do not really like. But I would not say that it is harder to write that review than any other. Sometimes I even have more to say .

But it is hard if it is a series I like, or an author I like. Then it pains me to go negative and I try to only see the positive, which is wrong in a way cos you should have both.

SO yes it can be hard, but I push through. I mean positive ones are hard too, the ones where I go all
LOVE
OMG
LOVE
See, yeah, those are hard!

I just read Karen's TMST post and she said it SO much better. So go read that one instead ;)

26 comments:

  1. I try to be honest without being brutal when I don't like a book.

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  2. I agree...it is hard, but happy and loved reviews are rough to write too.

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    1. In the end I should have sad they are all hard! :D

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  3. Well... I try to explain why as best as I can

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  4. Totally relatable. It's tough to review books from two different spectrum.

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  5. Ha! thank you. I have a MUCH harder time with OMG loved it! reviews.

    I don't worry about it really. I try not to be mean or make it personal but I think what I think and I can't worry about all the other stuff.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I remember my Rachel Aaron reviews and in the end they made no sense, I was squeeing like crazy and could not form a coherent thought

      Same,I just write in the end

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  6. I think the hardest reviews are those middle of the road books. If I didn't like I book, I try to be fair in my review but I don't sugarcoat things.

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    1. Oh yes you are right! Those are the hardest. Nothing bad, nothing great, but yeah

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  7. I review them the same as I would one I liked. I try to say what I didn't like about the book.

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  8. OMG I LOVE THIS POST!!!!

    Sorry, being a smartass today. :)

    Seriously though, I agree. Sometimes the good reviews are harder to write!

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  9. Yes a review of a book you didn't like is difficult but I do believe you do it well.

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  10. I used to be a lot more conflicted, but now I know it's just best to be honest. But I can still be polite and not insulting while criticizing :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  11. I think the hardest ones for me are the books that are so-so and I don't have much to say about them. A book that disappointed in a series or by an author I love is a little hard, but not as hard as having nothing to say.

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    1. Yeah the so and so are the hardest when I think of it, the love ones I can go gaga over, the bad ones I can get mad about bt the soso are hard

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  12. I agree that books I just flat out love are harder to write reviews for. I agree books in long running series I love and don't love one of them can get hard to write, but usually it's because of specific reasons, so I can highlight the positive and then explain the negative.

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    1. I always find when it comes to those that I have like nothing positive to say anymore

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