I adore negative reviews and I cherish them with nearly all my heart. . .
. . . the other portion goes towards cherishing cake. . . like that’s even a surprise tho.
(also go me for not blogging in like a… week? year? month? I think it’s been a week??)
I think that negative reviews get far too much hate. They seriously do.
Sometimes we all get a little “caried away” as some weird-non-ready-people say when we find that a book that we love and therefore feel the need to protect with every fibre of our being. *hands up* just putting it out there, don’t shoot the messenger.
So when we see a negative review? We. Have. To. Defend.
I’m the kind of person that’s like, “you know what, if you don’t like a book, then yeah it sucks, but each to their own.” Even though I joke about forcing people to read books that I love and treatening people to read them and threatening them to love them too… it is all a joke.*
However, because we’re a world FULL of extremes, people love to be extreme about everything now, including making sure that every person on the planet has something good to say about their favourite book/s. Obviously, I LOVE THE PASSION, but pls, ppl,** let’s just be lovely to eachother.
I think that bashing people for disliking a book is just… silly? PEOPLE CAN LIKE WHAT THEY LIKE AND HATE WHAT THEY HATE.
*is it really tho?????? *narrows eyes @ u* **since when was text-talk cool??
Negative Reviews – Importance On The Whole.
I think that they’re actually so USEFUL!! “whyyyyyy???” you scream. Let me explain.
- This book may be really hyped, but actually a bit of a flop –> Super sad!! BUT it happens, and to be honest, if loads of people dislike it, it can make you second guess buying it, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing? If anything, they’re gonna save you money/time from buying/reading a book that you could also not like/hate/loathe/want to burn!! = MORE TIME TO READ THE BOOKS THAT YOU CAN LOVE AND SUPPORT BY SCREAMING ABOUT THEM CALMLY ON THE INTERNET.
- You don’t get carried away with hype, basically –> Hype is fantastic. I love hype. BUT. I think that (personally) when I read loads of poitive reviews I get so excited, I read the book thinking “this is amazing this is amazing this is amazing this is faultless,” then I write a RAVE review… and then… like a week, or even a YEAR later… I just think “… what even happened in that book?? It was just a dry carcas of a novel with a bucket of topes thrown on… TIME TO CHANGE THAT RATING ON GR!!”
- Your expectations aren’t up out of the atmosphere and shooting-off-to-space-high –> If you go into a book thinking “OMG THIS WILL BLOW MY MIND!!!” and then it doesn’t??? Then… well… what could have been a bit of a dissapointment if your expectations were just a little lower becomes a HUGE FREAKING LETDOWN AND YOU WILL KICK YOURSELF. (#SimonVs. (kind of))
- And the most important in my opinion: It’s good to know why people don’t LOVE it too –> Not everyone is going to love a book because of everything in it. Some people will love it too, some will have a few quibbles, some will have a lot, and some will want to shove all copies of that book into a firey, exploding baby Vesuvius* and watch them all be destroyed. And personally, I think that it’s really important to know WHY, especaially because of problematic factors!! I don’t think that it’s good to be all “this book is fantastic, EVERYONE LOVES IT, THERE ARE NO FAULTS” about a book because honey, that’s delusional.
*a volcano that led to the deaths of… a lot of people.
What They Mean To Bloggers
bla bla bla we like books. But what happens when we don’t? What are we “meant” to say?
OUR OPINON. WE ARE MEANT TO SHARE OUR OPINION!!
Yet, we’re sometimes hesitant. WHY? Because others make us!!
This is meant to be a place where we get to shout our opions about books we read onto the internet, whether what we’re screaming is good OR bad. Why? Because it’s our right Everyone has the right to have am opinon, and scream it to the world, and the internet world should accept that opinion and RESPECT it, NOT condemn or SHAME the person for sharing it!!
Writing a rant review is also great!!
While I think that people should be respectful when writing a bad review, I don’t think that they should have to sugar coat what they think! I think that people shoud be able to honestly review a book, and not be scared about sharing their thoughts, BUT the internet is a scary place* and sure that’s scary becuase it’s like “ooooh most people don’t like this book ohhh it’s different” or “ ohhhh most people like this book but I want to watch every copy burn!!” but people shouldn’t be scared about writing a review that’s negative (or posititve!!) review about a book because of how others will react to it!!
Negative reviews show that people on the internet have a voice and they should not be shouted at for sharing their honest opinion!!
*full of dangerous book worms that will roast you alive if you dont like/dislike the same books as them apparently…
sooo.. . .
Do you write negative reviews? What was one of your favourite negative reviews to write? Do you read reviews of a book before or after you it? Do you share the same opinion as me? Let me know!