I don’t really remember how many years I’ve been in the reading community. So, I have lost count of how many times I’ve heard authors saying that a review is a huge help for them and that it is also a way to thank them.
I do not disagree with that. I know and understand algorithms and how ebook retailers use the reviews to promote a book more.
But what happens when you just don’t want to write a review? When the book you bought left you nothing? When it was good, but not good enough to leave you raving?
Now, I do appreciate 1 star reviews, when they offer constructive criticism. I appreciate 3 star reviews even more because they tend to present pros and cons of a story. I do appreciate 5 star reviews, because it always makes me happy seeing people get excited all over a story.
But I can’t help but feel bad, when I go to Goodreads, hit the star rating of my choice and leave.
My truth is one and only. Whether I liked the book or not, it just didn’t inspire me to write something about it. Yes, I do have an opinion and I will share it if asked. But it didn’t touch me enough to want to share it with everybody.
This year, I want to read at least 100 books and review 50. That is a very good analogy. But unfortunately, even if I am ahead of my reading schedule, my reviews are still suffering.
Is it me or is it the books I’m reading?