Thursday, January 10, 2013

This, That or Thought Thursday (11)


Welcome to This, That, or Thought Thursdays hosted by yours truly! Feel free to join in the fun by posting your thoughts about the topic on your blog and leaving a link in the comments or as always feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

January is all about reviews. Please be sure to check out the upcoming topics and feel free to participate as well! You can see them all here!

This Week’s Question: Do you think that a person that only posts positive reviews loses credibility?

My Answer: This is a tough question for me. I guess the answer is yes and no. Let me explain.

Yes: If I go to your blog and every single book that you review is 5 stars and filled with, "OMG I loved this book!" Yes, I am going to be a little suspicious. No one on the face of the planet LOVES every single book they read. 

I understand that people are able to figure out a certain type of books that they enjoy but still sometimes we are wrong. Or at least I know I have been in the past. 

No: However, I also understand that some people aren't comfortable posting a negative review. Everyone has their own reasons. Some people don't want to dissuade people from reading a book that they may have ended up enjoying. Others fear backlash from fans or possibly even an author. This I understand and can respect.

Bottomline: It's okay not to post negative reviews as long as there is a nice mix of 3, 4, and 5 star reviews. However, if every review you post is a 5 star review, I'm going to have to pull out my B.S. card because I'm just not buying it!

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on all of that. There has to be a mix of 3,4 or even 5 star reviews for me not to get suspicious. Nothing but 5 stars all the way across the board just spell suspicious.


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