For awhile I was doing reviews on this blog. I received Egalleys and some ARCs from bigger publishers. Once How to Date an Alien was published I announced that I would be done posting reviews.
And then I started reading amazing Indie books and posted more reviews to GoodReads and Amazon. WTF?
Okay, so I have a new policy on reviews. I'm still not going to post them here, but I will only post positive reviews of books that I've actually enjoyed to Amazon and GoodReads.
Because as an author, I'm not going to go out and attack another author's work. No matter how much I didn't enjoy a book, it feels wrong to slam another author. I feel like I need to still report them. There was one ARC I received a few years ago, from a bix six publisher, and I loved the author but thought the book was terrible. I respectfully declined to review it because I loved the author and felt there was no need to just bring them and their work down.
So in a nutshell, you see me reading book, if I loved it, I'm not afraid to post and gush about it. If I didn't love it, I'm not going to go and attack someone else's work. I do understand that bad reviews aren't the end all be all, but I love my fellow authors too much to go out and attack them.
How to you feel about reviews? Do you post the bad ones?