I hope everyone had a refreshing weekend! I read all week-end and tried really hard to stay off of social media. I managed to get five reviews in the draft folder which is sitting at 22 right now which is also the amount of books I have on NetGalley at the moment.
So here’s what I’m reading this week. And now time for a mini-rant.
Things that irritate me:
When the Book Blurb tells the entire story. I don’t need or want to read it if you’ve already told me everything that happens. Leave a little mystery please!
Reviews a mile long. Look I’m just here to tell you whether I liked it or not. I’ll tell you why too. But I am not going to de-construct someone’s work. A Critique and a Review are different animals.
Most of us receive ARC copies of a book or Uncorrected Proofs so I expect a mistake or two. It doesn’t bother me or make it to the review because I know the Publisher will have corrected it by the time the book is released. It’s the over all tale I’m interested in.
And no, this isn’t about you. Whoever you are, I read an article over the weekend and I totally agreed with it. When your blurb tells too much you rob the reader of discovering the little gems in the story. So, yeah, stop that.
xx Patricia What’s everyone reading this week? Anything good and juicy I should know about?