Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Chick Ponders Bookish Things: Why I Hate Posting Reviews On Amazon

I despise posting book reviews or any kind of review on Amazon.


There's so much drama there.

I recently had a comment on a review I posted over a year ago complaining of spoilers. I went back and looked at the review and there were none there.

I try very hard to write spoiler free reviews.

What I find really annoying about Amazon and even to a certain extent, Goodreads, is how many people write their reviews almost as comments to other reviews.

I get annoyed when I see people say...I don't know why this book got so many...5 star reviews because I hated it...yada yada yada or even vice versa.

If I'm reading a review, I want to know why that particular reviewer liked or didn't like the book, not a comparison with the rest of the reviewers.

After this last experience, I think I'm a little less inclined to share my reviews on Amazon. I really like to keep my stress levels down and...well, I hate to admit it, but I'm easily annoyed and I can be even more easily provoked. So comments like the one I received on that one review make me want to lash out.

I know I shouldn't let stupid stuff like that bother me, but I can't help it. It angers me so much.

So have any of you had any bad experiences with your reviews on Amazon?


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Not often, but when one comes in, and it's unexpected, it does blow you away, doesn't it?

I got one on a very old review about how I was "stealing" the words from the back cover when I wrote the synopsis, which was just the first paragraph of my review. I thought: ???

Usually those people who do that do not even post their photo on their profile page...they're like lurkers, going around and seeing who they can "kill" with unkindness.

But I'm not going to let those people keep me from posting...but that's just me.

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