Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Sunday Salon (14)

Edition #14 of the Sunday Salon.  Remember that if you want to become a participant, log onto Facebook.com and join the group!


Good morning everyone! I missed my post last week, I had so many other things going on that I didn't get a chance to schedule it or write it the day of.


So, let's see here.  What am I reading?  Well, this week I read the entire Chronicles of Narnia, which I love.  And now I'm reading The Neverending Story.  Its quite interesting.  The movies is one of those from my childhood that I loved so much.  Come to find out, only the first half of the book is the movie, so I've delved into Fantastica with Bastian to places I've never heard of.  I'm enjoying it though.  After that, I'm going to be moving on to some books that I got for review this week. You can check my IMM post for more info about those.


Another thing that I've been thinking about a lot lately is how bloggers sometimes don't write honest reviews.  We've seen it.  Sometimes you see on twitter how they really hate the book, then a few days later you see a review in your reader from the same person and its completely opposite of what they said before.  The review is glowing and you can't figure out why.  I was discussing it with Ashley, from Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing, on twitter and we both agree that there's no point in writing a review if you're not going to be honest about it.  I think I might write a longer dissertation on it sometime this week, if I find the time. 




I think that's all I have this week!  Everyone enjoy your week and Happy reading! 

10 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good points, Leighanne. I agree that reviewers should be honest. I've noticed, though, that sometimes my thoughts on a book change over time...and I may have written a review that was more positive than I felt afterwards. Confusing?

Congrats on the promotion.

Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

Jeremy said...

I definitely think honesty is important. I tend not to tweet a lot about the books I'm reading, and then quickly jot down my thoughts in a blog post upon completion.

I also agree with Laurel that your thoughts, down the road, may change about a book and you can revise your opinion on it. But to talk positively about a book on Twitter and then blast it on your blog, sounds like some credibility issues.

Congrats on the promotion! Here's my post.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I try so hard to be as honest as I can without being cruel. Very, very tricky.

Here's my Sunday Salon: In Which I Travel to Bhutan and the North Pole, with a Stop at a Convenience Store in Brooklyn. I hope you will stop by. Also, don't forget to enter my July Giveaway.

Gypsi said...

I totally agree: why review if you aren't going to be honest?!

I love Narnia, too; even more now, as an adult, than I did when young.

Congrats on your promotion! =D

Kathmeista said...

I agree on the honesty thing. I always write honest reviews and usually I find that if I really have nothing good to say about a book I won't review it (also because usually that means it was so bad I didn't finish reading it). It can be hard especially if you know that the author will be reading your review but it needs to be done.

Congrats on the promotion! Sorry that your man is doing epic hours but hopefully it'll be worth it in the end.

unfinishedperson.com said...

Why I don't write many reviews: I'm too honest. ;)

Actually I don't write many reviews because I haven't been reading that much and most of what I have been reading has been reviewed to death. It's already been said: "Awesome book. Read it." And most people in the book blogging world already have. :)

unfinishedperson.com said...

Why I don't write many reviews: I'm too honest. ;)

Actually I don't write many reviews because I haven't been reading that much and most of what I have been reading has been reviewed to death. It's already been said: "Awesome book. Read it." And most people in the book blogging world already have. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I try so hard to be as honest as I can without being cruel. Very, very tricky.

Here's my Sunday Salon: In Which I Travel to Bhutan and the North Pole, with a Stop at a Convenience Store in Brooklyn. I hope you will stop by. Also, don't forget to enter my July Giveaway.

Jeremy said...

I definitely think honesty is important. I tend not to tweet a lot about the books I'm reading, and then quickly jot down my thoughts in a blog post upon completion.

I also agree with Laurel that your thoughts, down the road, may change about a book and you can revise your opinion on it. But to talk positively about a book on Twitter and then blast it on your blog, sounds like some credibility issues.

Congrats on the promotion! Here's my post.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good points, Leighanne. I agree that reviewers should be honest. I've noticed, though, that sometimes my thoughts on a book change over time...and I may have written a review that was more positive than I felt afterwards. Confusing?

Congrats on the promotion.

Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

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