19 Responses

  1. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you for your answers. They are pretty much the same way I follow authors.

  2. heath0043
    heath0043 at |

    I am really enjoying reading the questions and especially getting insight about you all from your answers.

  3. Trix
    Trix at |

    I guess it could be a dilemma, once you befriend an author and still need to see work objectively for a post…

    1. Chris
      Chris at |

      Being objective can be a bit hard, I admit, though I think we all do the best we can. We try to stress to everyone who joins the blog that we review books not authors, but if you have a friendly relationship with someone you can’t really stop hoping when you go into a book that it will be great for everyone’s sake. Mostly when it comes down to it, you just have to write honestly. I’ve never let my feelings for an author stop me from writing a review, but I will admit that there are a couple that took me days to write because of it. No one is capable of being 100% objective 100% of the time–and we hardly expect our reviewers to do so–but we do try to be as professional as possible when it comes to how we handle reviews.

  4. nicki442
    nicki442 at |

    Thank you for answering my question guys! Apparently I’m the only person on earth who refuses to participate on Facebook. I attempt to figure out Twitter, to follow authors and blogs, and basically fail, but I can follow links to a Facebook page from there to read, but I’m not allowed to “like” or comment on anything because Facebook insists that you have your own page in order to do so. I’m way too private of a person for that. and have had my debit card hacked back before people broadcasted their lives to the globe. So Facebook is totally not for me. I’m lucky I can manage email because technology doesn’t seem to like me, lol.

    Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is Loose Id?


    1. Chris
      Chris at |

      Loose Id is a publisher that publishes LGBTQ books (as well as other genres). Lyn Gala (on of my all-time favorite scifi authors) publishes a lot of her stuff thru them.

      You can find their website here: http://www.loose-id.com/

  5. Angela
    Angela at |

    Thank you all for taking the time to answer these questions. I look forward to all the other posts in the upcoming days/month.

  6. H.B.
    H.B. at |

    Interesting answers. Thanks for taking the time to answer the question. It’s interesting how you differ and how the answers don’t

  7. dee
    dee at |

    Thanks for sharing 🙂 Good to see that you try to keep it as objective as possible, when it comes to reviewing books, even when you are friends with an author.

  8. Toni
    Toni at |

    Thanks for sharing! I’m enjoying reading all your answers.

  9. ELF
    ELF at |

    I agree, I don’t use FB, both because I have no time and because I am very private. It frustrates me because many authors fail to remember there is a subset of readers who are not on FB or Twitter or Pinterest or any of the other social media, but I am glad that I can usually sign up for newsletters or blogs to keep up with those authors I enjoy.

  10. MaryMary
    MaryMary at |

    Thanks for sharing – I couldn’t review a favorite author’s book, either lol

  11. Shirley Ann Speakman
    Shirley Ann Speakman at |

    I think it would be hard as a reviewer to not like a certain author and I know myself when I find a new author you have to read all their back catalogue!

  12. suze294
    suze294 at |

    A great wave of positive there!
    I do like to get updates from favourite authors, especially those with really good series so I can be quick to get a new book

  13. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    I don’t follow too many authors on FB & I try not to on Twitter. But I do get tons of newsletters. When or if they get to be too many I unsubscribe. I wish I could afford to do Patreon for more but funds are too limited.

  14. Serena S.
    Serena S. at |

    Thanks for the replies! I do follow a lot of authors. I realized they tend to contact more through their FB pages or groups while newsletter are not a daily thing.

  15. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Thanks for the good question and answers. Pretty consistent across the board in following authors you like, but a little variety on preferred method. And of course there’s always that issue of objectivity.


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