You know what I’m soooo TIRED of???? Besides bloggers acting like we’re still in high school that is…
Authors and “bloggers” on their high horse about bloggers being BULLIES. Are you FREAKING JOKING ME????
Perhaps no one has noticed that EVERY TIME something goes down between an author and a blogger, it’s because an author doesn’t like the bloggers opinion about their book.
Now, I don’t condone some of the reviews I’ve seen of some blogs. For me – it’s one thing to DISLIKE a book, even HATE a book… but I don’t think it’s very considerate to personally address an author in a review… but that’s MY opinion. And seriously, ANYONE who knows me- knows that I’ll straight up tell you or anyone who asks,
“Dude, *insert title of horrific book* fucking SUCKED.”
IF I’m having a private conversation with a FRIEND. But no, I do not personally post book reviews that way. I’m not an editor, I’m not a college English professor- so what do I know? All I can say is whether or not I was told a good story. Period.
Have I wanted to post reviews RIPPING books up and down and all over? You can bet your ass I have. Do Icatch crap for NOT posting 75% negative or below 3 star reviews? YES. I’ve been called out on Amazon so many times that I’ve lost count.
But as I’ve stated several times in the past, I try to keep my blog a positive place. So you know when you come on to The Bookish Brunette, you’re really only going to hear about GOOD BOOKS. Now that being said, I do not fault OTHER reviewers for posting negative reviews. No… but after ALL of this crap, I’m so tempted to go back on my “positive” take on the review system- and review with no holds barred. ← Is that the saying? *shrugs*
Now there’s this JOKE of a ridiculous, absolutely hypocritical ‘site’ called Stop the GR Bullies who LITERALLY lists PERSONAL INFORMATION about book bloggers/reviewers because the “people” (and I use the term “people” LIGHTLY) behind this StGRB site deem these bloggers to be “bad reviewers”…
So you mean you don’t like them to post their HONEST opinion of a book they hated? Wow. *cough* Hitler anyone? What is this shit???? You have GOT to be kidding me?
Here is my MAIN problem- How dare they have the audacity to criticize ANYONE for BULLYING when they turn around and post word vomit like THAT? It physically sickens me to the point of NO EFFING return.
You know what I have to say to this absurdly hypocritical travesty of a monstrous blog mistake called “Stop the GR Bullies“?
How about you grow a pair, put your big girl panties on and learn to take it like a fucking grown up?
In other words:
MAN the fuck up dude.
Just the other day, one of my fav chicks Andrea (who by the way- is one of the SWEETEST chicks freaking EVER) posted a very cordial review of a book and stated in a VERY professional way WHAT she wasn’t digging about that book. The author called her a douche.
What. The. FUCK?
No. I’m DONE. That is UNACCEPTABLE. And BLOGGERS are the “bad guys” here? How about if some of these authors behaved with ONE ounce of freaking class, BLOGGERS wouldn’t be all up in arms about everything.
ALSO anyone who knows me- KNOWS that I’m a huge supporter of indie authors, it seems no matter who you support or what you do, people WILL call you out and act like children.
I have ALWAYS tried to stay out of the “drama”… but it has literally gone JUST too far these last few months. Authors against bloggers, bloggers against authors. Guess what? I DO THIS, because I love BOOKS. Not the authors attached to them. And you know what ELSE? I can BUY my OWN damn books. It’s never been about getting “free books” for me, it’s about promoting and featuring the books I love. When I started book blogging, I had NO idea that I would also meet so many WONDERFUL authors…
Honestly, I can give you a list right now of authors who have made my book blogging experience a POSITIVE one. And I love every one of them.
3. I don’t want a deserving teenager—even one who is underprivileged, owns no other books, and who devotedly helped with his library’s collection development—to be given my ARC as a gift.
Hey… No problem chick… I’ll NEVER own a copy of your book to hand off. I’ll NEVER recommend you to ANYONE and you can be SURE that this will be the LAST time you are EVER mentioned here on The Bookish Brunette.
Nope, I’m not ‘bullying’ for refusing to read or promote her book because she is SO completely heartless that she would DENY a CHILD with no other books access to her book because of a few words? Does she even realize that someone in a situation like that may TREASURE every SINGLE solitary word in that book? Good or bad?
Selfish. To quote my father, “THINK before you speak.”
I’m so riled up, that I better stop now before I REALLY get going…
Anyone have anything to add? Thoughts or feelings about this topic? Authors are MORE than welcome to join in.