Wow! 7,ooo Facebook likes? That is incredible! I love every fucking one of you!
You know what my favorite part of blogging is? YOU! Seriously, I absolutely love sharing my love of books with like minded people. I get all pherklempt when someone thanks me for letting them know about a book that they fell in love with.
I pour my heart and soul into my reviews and spend hours on them. Knowing that you read my long-ass reviews is pretty awesome. (My reviews aren’t really that long, it’s the telling of the blurb in my own words with quotes and art that takes up 2/3 of my review). I try never to give any spoilers, ever. I don’t go beyond the blurb, and don’t choose quotes that give a plot point away, unless it is that the characters fall in love (well duh, you know they do!)
I don’t ever feel the need to trash an author. If a book isn’t for me, I say why. That doesn’t mean you wouldn’t like it! I have never felt the need to put down an author for their work. (I had one review, however that I got a little snarky on. The characters were just so hateful, and the book so awful I couldn’t help it). But I still didn’t attack or insult the author, the book however, was another story.
I could never put myself out there the way authors do. They open themselves up to such abuse! I have had a book floating in my head for a while. But I know if I write it, I’ll want to publish it, and I can’t take the meanies. So in my head it will stay.
These people pour their heart and soul into a book that they hope people will enjoy. You might not like the book, but there is no reason to attack an author for it…I will never get that. I don’t understand the trollers who put up 1 or 2 star reviews for books the author hasn’t finished yet, effectively ruining a career. Why? Does that make the person feel better about themselves?
I was raised that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything. But you can’t really do that in a book review, right? But I will always try to find the good and bad in a book, hence my likes and dislikes.
Make sure you check out all of my Top Picks Lists for things like Best Badass Biker books, Best Rock Star Books, Favorite funny happy books, Best Books of 2012, Best BDSM books and so many more! I also update my Upcoming releases about 2-3 times a month. (I’m due for that).
Also, my New Releases/Freebies/Discount list comes out at least once a week, but usually twice. If you think a book should be on the list, FB message me by early Tuesday or Friday. I get so many e-mails I can’t keep up with them!
Bloggers such as myself put hours and hours into their blogs because we love to share our love with others. The best way to support bloggers you love is to click the links we post! Or use the Amazon search bar on the right side of this page. I get a few pennies of every sale, and it helps me keep this blog afloat, and pay for all of the giveaways (like this one).
Last, I am getting ready to put up the details for my next Author Event, Wicked Book Weekend ’14. I look forward to sharing the details soon!
Thank you all for your support. I have made a ton of new friends through this, and I love nothing more than when you guys interact with me!
I will be giving away a HUGE Swag pack that includes an Ana’s Attic T-shirt, A Wicked Book GNO tote bag, a kindle/iPad stand, a TBR list pad, and lots of author swag that may include books.
I will also be giving a $25 and a $10 Amazon card.
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