Thursday, March 26, 2015

I'm a bad reader

We have all seen adverts for free downloadable e-books on amazon. Well, I am the kind of person that just can't pass up a free e-book, because I can't always afford to buy new books constantly. When you download a free e-book, the best way to thank the author is to leave a review. So here is why I'm bad. I never read those free books. I tell myself I will get to them and then I end up writing, watching TV or working. 

I have promised to leave a review for quite a few books, once I have read them of course. But to be honest? That reading list is quite long and not all the books are to my taste, but I can't say that in my review. Oh, did I ever mention that I don't like writing reviews out of fear that I might not like your book? I can be a very picky reader. But mostly what I read depends on my mood. When I have a depression episode, the last thing I want to do is read. 

But having said all of the above, to those that I still ow reviews, I will get to your book as soon as I can. I apologize for my slow progress. I can be a slow reader.

How about you? Do you like downloading free e-books from amazon too? Do you have tons of free books you've never read? Do you always leave reviews? Do you think I'm going to consumer hell?

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  1. I've eased back on the free books as I have so many already. I don't always review but I at least leave a starred rating on Goodreads.

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    1. I haven't thought about that. Thank you for sharing your Goodreads solutions with me. If you don't mind, I think I will use it too. You just saved me! Thank you! Yeah, I should stop downloading free e-books. It just makes things worse.

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  2. Yeah, that's not my forte either. I do not like writing book reviews. I will usually give a rating, though. Time, there isn't enough of it!

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    1. So true. I'm going to follow your example and do the rating thing too. Thank you for sharing it with me.

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  3. I'm guilty of hoarding books (free and purchased) I haven't and probably won't read. I still owe people reviews from three or four (or more!) years ago too. I do review everything I finish reading, but there're so many books out there. I'll never get to them all.

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    1. I know what you mean. I don't think I will ever get to it all either. Thank you for letting me know I'm not the only one struggling with this.

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  4. I won a paperback recently, so I really must get on and read it, and review/star it. I too always try to review what I read, but there's so much I haven't read yet. It's waiting for me.

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    1. It is nice to know I'm not the only one struggling with this. But I think you'll make better progress than me. Good-luck with your 'to be read' books.

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  5. You're definitely not going to consumer hell! I used to try and write reviews on my blog but tbh, it was so time consuming that I found I was losing interest in the story, because I had to keep stopping to write down notes! So I gave up. I think most authors appreciate that not everyone has time to sit down and review their book immediately - I wouldn't worry about it :).

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    1. Thank you Rachel. Your words do make me feel better.

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  6. I could have written some of this post. I have stopped writing review because I don't know what to do if I dont like it and it's someone I know

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    1. I know! It would be so mean to say 'I didn't like the book'. And I might even lose a friend. Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone on this issue.

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  7. I don't read ebooks. It's okay if you don't get around to them. You will not go to any kind of hell. I shall grab your hand and pull you into Heaven.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. Don't worry, Murees. Nobody has time for everything, I only review children's books, and whenever I have time for them. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Deanie. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I'm actually quite picky about what I actually download, even. And when I read, I'm figuring I'm giving that author a shot and that I'll buy the next books if I like this one. (Don't really do reviews.)

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    1. Very true. I definitely learnt my lesson when it comes to reviews.

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  10. I agree with Alex - I leave my starred rating on Goodreads and hope that's enough.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I'll definitely try the starred rating system from now on.

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