Friday, April 22, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday: Misbehaving Authors/Reviewers

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers! Also, don't forget to pop back over in a couple of days to vote for next week's featured blogger.

What's your criteria of a misbehaving author and/or reviewer?


Lack of respect and professionalism. That's the criteria for any sort of misbehaviour, right? It's such a public forum, and in terms of reviews especially, built on personal opinion, that we have to be fair and respectful in expressing ourselves, and in accepting the views of others. I think personal attacks are the worst of it. Reviews that are just plain mean and rude, full of put downs and insults, for example. Or authors that argue against or attack reviewers for writing a bad review. That sort of drama always disappoints me. We can't all share the same likes and dislikes so we have to be respectful of each other, always.

Thanks for following me, and if you share your own FF post in the comments, I'll be sure to follow back.

8 comments:

  1. Yes, I totally agree with you! Especially when reviewers use curse words in the reviews. Old follower.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of swearing in reviews either. Sometimes I get it, it's part of being passionate, but when it's used to insult - big no, no!

      Thanks, Alexandra.

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  2. Absolutely agree. There are certain lines that both reviewers and authors should never cross.
    New follower!
    Bayan @ Caffeine and Books

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    1. Too true, Bayan. And I think those lines are pretty obvious so there's no excuse for misbehaviour. Thanks for following!

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  3. Definitely agree with all this. Luckily, I haven't seen a lot of this from the people I follow. Which I am glad for. I feel we are all entitled to our opinion, but to badmouth/bash a book/author that we didn't enjoy is just plain rude and uncalled for.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Absolutely, Jessica. I'm lucky too, I don't see much of that sort of thing from anyone I follow either. Hopefully it'll always be rare.

      Hope you have a great one too! :-D

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  4. Completely agree with you. Both authors and reviewers need to stay civil and not go all ballistic when things dont go their way.
    Old follower. :)
    Here is my FF
    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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    1. Exactly, Nikita. It's just a matter of thinking before acting. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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