Showing posts from September, 2014

Clearing the TBR Pile - Reviews This Week!

My TBR pile is down to 20 books - but that's only because I am on self-imposed book purchase  moratorium. Here are some of my reviews this week. All good reads.  Click on the thumbnails to read the reviews.   You can read my other reviews here. Amazon Links The Lady of the Pier (The Ebb) by Effrosyni Moschoudi Secret (Wexkia Trilogy Book 2) by Dale Furse Gossip by Clara Grace Walker Just Stay by Michelle Abbott The House on Persimmon Road by Jackie Weger

Authors' Reaction to Book Reviews and DNF

“In my reviews, I feel it's good to make it clear that I'm not proposing objective truth, but subjective reactions..."  ― Roger Ebert Roger Ebert was a great American film critic who, along with the equally great Gene Siskel, awarded “Two Thumbs Up” to deserving films. Ebert was considered the most influential and powerful film pundit in America. Though I don’t review films, I follow Ebert’s “relative, not absolute" approach when reviewing indie books. But sometimes, authors react as if reviews are absolute truths. The way I see it, a review is really an exercise in reaction and counter-reaction: When a book gets a glowing 5-star review... When a book gets a 4-star review... When a book gets a 3-star review...  When a book gets a 2-star review...      When a book gets a 1-star review  And the ultimate reaction when a book is marked 'DID NOT FINISH' (or DNF)