- Justine Larbalestier loves bad reviews.
- Jane at Dear Author on this whole Being Nice thing.
- A vlog by Daniel Marks:
- BBFWD on starting the next YA rumor.
Oh, and in case anyone cares what I think... I like negative reviews. I like them as a blog reader, because I'll generally get more out of a thoughtful negative review than out of a gush-fest. And I like them as a blogger, because they force me to really sit down and pinpoint the aspect(s) of the book that I felt were unsuccessful.
Anyway. If a book doesn't work for me, I say so, and I explain why and how it didn't work for me. But I try* not to be, you know, a dick. Or, more succinctly, this:
I don't always succeed, I'm sure, but I do try.
*Unless I'm posting about John Grisham.