I love books. (Everyone knows this.) And I love blogging. (Ditto.) And when I married those two loves (wow, that sounds weird) to create this blog, you guys responded – you love my blog (at least, I think so!). I currently have 346 followers (whaaaat) and because of that high follower count, I’ve become part of several book review programs. Basically, I request books (e-copies or hard copies) from all these different programs, read the book, and then write a review on my blog (as well as Goodreads and Amazon).
So, free books! Which is awesome. But it’s also started to worry me because, since I can’t pass up a free book that looks good, pretty much all my book blogging is reviewing those books…and I feel like the quality of my blog has suffered because of it. I can’t remember the last time I reviewed a book on here that had no strings attached to my review. There are so many books I loooove and I’ve reviewed so few of them.
The last twelve books I reviewed on this blog were review copies. Some of them I truly loved, but most I didn’t care about. And I feel like that dilutes the integrity of my blog. I know I can’t give up requesting free books entirely, but I think I need to step back a little (even now, I currently have four books waiting to be reviewed – and one of those reviews is coming on Monday). I want this blog to truly represent the things I love.
I’ve also noticed that my book reviews don’t get a lot of comments compared to my other posts and I think it’s because y’all can tell my heart isn’t in them. So what I’d like to know is – is that true? Are you annoyed by this flood of reviews of books that I’m ambivalent about? Please let me know! And I promise to work harder at writing blog posts that truly mean something to me…and to you guys. (After I get those four books reviewed, that is. ;))
Have a great day everyone.