Do you post negative reviews?
When I first started blogging I made up my mind that I was going to post reviews no matter what I thought about the book even if it was negative. I since started to change my mind and have decided to post a round up of a books I haven't got on with for a variety of reasons in one single post with links to more positive reviews. I have decided to do this for a variety of reasons.
The most important reason why I don't want to post negative reviews is because I don't see the merit in ripping into someone's pride and joy for the sake of it. I am fickle in what I like - if I have to concentrate for a book I usually don't get on with it (especially after a long day at work). Authors put their heart and soul into a book who am I to tell them it is awful?
Wasting time continuing to read a book that I am not getting on with takes away from time I could use to read books I enjoy. I can't believe that some people read the first book in a series, give it one star then continue to read and rip into the rest of the series (I saw a particularly nasty one ripping into the Twilight series - seriously do these people have nothing better to do, or nothing else to read for that matter).
I find it hard to write negative reviews and not come across as unreasonable or nasty. I'm sure this isn't what my followers want to read or publishers want to release their books to.
Therefore I would like to state from here on out www.overflowinglibrary.com will be a negative review free zone. I will do my round up book break up posts but if you see an individual post on a book you will know it is of a book I have enjoyed enough to see it through to the end.
What do other bloggers do? Do you post negative reviews? Why? Why not?