Today I’m hosting a post written by Terry Tyler which I feel strongly about aswell.
#Bookblogger bashing: in the end, you’re only hurting yourself.
I’ve read a few posts lately about book bloggers being bullied or ‘trolled’ by writers for whom they have received bad reviews, or whose books they have rejected. For more on this, here’s a heartrending post from The Happy Meerkat, and an associated one on Fictionophile about whether or not reviews should be objective or personal opinion, amongst other things.
Like 99% of the rest of the online writer/reader/blogger/reviewer community, I’m appalled that bloggers who give up their time to read books by total strangers, for no payment, are receiving such harassment.
I write this from the point of view of a writer, and a book reviewer. Although my own book review blog is mostly for my own reading choices, I’m also a member of