Ok, so this is the first time I have had just rambling thoughts. I leave those to Annie (snicker). I was recently looking over the number of reviews I have left in the last two and a half years and was amazed at the quantity left and the different authors. I admit I have not reviewed every book I have read, shame on me, but the books I have reviewed I have enjoyed for the most part. They are mostly 3-5 star books, yes I have read some crappy ones but have not reviewed. Why? Who the hell knows.
My first reviews were only a couple of lines and I really want to gag at what I wrote. I liked this book, I loved this book, can’t wait for the next. GAG! Wow have I grown since then. Grown in not only reviews but what I read as well. Something that may have been an “oh hell no” a couple of years ago maybe a “give me more” now. I know those reviews still helped in a way because Amazon looks at the number of reviews. Don’t get me going on Amazon, I am trying to be nice here. The numbers of reviews left helps the authors in that Amazon will spotlight or promo books with x number of reviews. So, I guess every little bit helps.
But anyway on to what I was thinking when I started typing this post. I have actually been asked “Why do you read her? She is a drama queen.” “Why do you read her books? She is a bitch.” etc. My answer, because I like the book or series. I like the story and I am not going to judge a book by the actions or opinions of the author, just like I would not judge a book by it’s cover. As the saying goes “opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.” This is so very true. While I may not agree with you or your view on things, I will read your books. IF I LIKE THE STORY. That is my main point I guess.
Don’t let public opinion dictate your choice in books or authors. Unless it is someone who just out right steals and copies another author’s work, I do draw the line there and I really hope others do too. Don’t let opinions get in the way of what you like to read.
Opinions are all over the board and what matters is what you like. I hope you have picked up a good book today!