Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Sunday Salon (29)
And now that that's over.
Reading this week was a little slow for me. Things have been hectic...and rather difficult to some degree. I did finish one book, I started and finished The Gunslinger by Stephen King and kicked off my Dark Tower reading challenge. I'll be posting a review for that next week sometime. I also managed to finish The Stream: Discovery by Bill Jones so there will also be a review of that at some point this week.
So I've been seeing a little bit of drama around the blogosphere lately, concerning some authors and reviewers. Recently, there was a reviewer who posted some of her thoughts on a book that she read. It just so happened that she didn't like the book, and she said she didn't and why, and then said maybe I just don't see it, but other people have liked it, so I guess I'm just missing it.
Well, cue author who found the post by googling herself and proceeded to post a scathing post on her blog that attacked the blogger directly on her review to her about me section. Hello lady, where the hell is your professionalism? I know that it must suck to find out that not everyone likes your book, but if you're going to be that overly sensitive about it, you maybe shouldn't publish your work. There are going to be people that like and don't like your work. That's the thing about reading, its very SUBJECTIVE. Of course book bloggers of all kinds rallied behind the attacked blogger and she removed the post, but the entire thing was ridiculous, no fault of the blogger.
This all happened like maybe two weeks ago, but I was just thinking about it and how ridiculous it all was.
What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever been in a similar situation? Share!