Today...today is much better. Thanks.
On that same note, I'd like to share a little story.
I read a great book the other day.
Recently, I've read so many crappy ones that this one seriously stood out as well done and I really enjoyed it. I wrote a short & sweet review, put one up on Amazon and one on Goodreads.
I took a moment to check out the other comments on Goodreads about the book. Most were kind and favorable. Then there was this huge nasty-ass review.
I get it, I do, we're all entitled to our opinion.
If you spent money on a book, feel free to review it. But, come on, do you have to rip it to shreds cause you didn't like it?
Do you have to write a review almost as long as the book, with gifs and extra punctuation, telling everyone every little detail of the story you thought didn't work?
I guess that just makes certain people feel better about themselves.
The time and energy it must have taken them to write all that hate, perhaps they could have used that time and energy more wisely.
Hate is just hate. There's nothing pretty about it.
But, here's the thing. There's that little 'like' button on each review. This same angry ranter had a lot of 'likes' where as the five star reviews didn't have any 'likes'.
So, I think it's up to us to make sure when we are on Goodreads or Amazon or any other review site, that if we enjoy a good book, to not only take a moment to tell people by writing a review (which can be short & sweet) (not sure why the current trend is for everyone to write a book report) but to also hit a few 'likes' on other people's reviews.
Story over. Thanks for listening.
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